Fiddler Johnny Cunningham Dies

Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham died Mon. evening of a massive heart attack. He was 46 years-old. Cunningham helped found Silly Wizard and was a member of Nightnoise and, with his brother Phil, of the Celtic “supergroup” Relativity. He also enjoyed success as an award-winning producer and cross-over artist, most notably with his band Raindogs, and as a theatrical composer and lyricist for the NY-based Mabou Mines. At the time of his death, Cunningham was touring with Susan McKeown and Aidan Brennan on the Winter Talisman Tour.

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