Johnny Cunningham

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Johnny Cunningham (27 August 1957 – 15 December 2003) was a Scottish folk musician. He was a founding member of Silly Wizard, as well as a member of Relativity, The Raindogs, and Nightnoise. Throughout his career, Cunningham was also a fiddler, composer and producer. His younger brother, Phil Cunningham, is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his piano-accordion and whistle playing. He is also a former member of Silly Wizard and was involved in promoting a greater awareness of Scottish Traditional Music and its performers through the medium of television, doing interviews interwoven with music.

Cunningham was born on 27 August 1957 in Portobello, Edinburgh, and died at the age of 46 on 15 December 2003 in New York City.



  • Thoughts from Another World (1981)
  • Fair Warning (1983)

With Phil Cunningham[edit]

  • Against the Storm (1980)

With Silly Wizard[edit]

  • Silly Wizard (1976)
  • Caledonia's Hardy Sons (1978)
  • So Many Partings (1979)
  • Live In America (1985)
  • Golden Golden (1985)
  • A Glint Of Silver (1986)
  • Live Wizardry (1988)

With Nightnoise[edit]

  • Shadow of Time (1993)
  • White Horse Sessions (1997)

With Celtic Fiddle Festival[edit]

  • Celtic Fiddle Festival (1993)
  • Celtic Fiddle Festival: Encore (1998)
  • Rendezvous (2001)

With Susan McKeown[edit]


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