Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. Whether at home, at work, or on the move, Shetland News brings you the breaking-news - whenever you need it. Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey said after a specialized procedure and advanced life-saving therapy in 2016 that Cunningham's heart is “fully repaired,” and that it basically wasn't beating for the first couple of days after he collapsed. The pair were due to perform at Mareel and Lerwick in August. This is the first time, in their 33 year duo career that they have had to cancel a tour due to ill health. Comments are moderated. Cunningham died of a heart attack on 15 December 2003 in … Phil Cunningham - Surviving two heart attacks by age 40 by wearestv. Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures. It is hoped he will be well enough to play on 31st August at Eden Court in Inverness. Two Shetland concerts with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have been postponed after fiddler Bain underwent open heart surgery. “Aly is extremely grateful for the attention and skills of all at the Royal Infirmary who were involved in helping him through this unexpected episode. Shetland fiddler Aly Bain, Sweden’s Ale Möller and America’s Bruce Molsky will be kicking off their new UK tour at Mareel on Thursday 14th November. Bain and Cunningham say they have decided that August “is too soon for Aly to be back in the saddle and regrettably they will have to postpone all concerts for most of that month.”. The gigs have been cancelled and will be rearranged when Bain is recovered. Do you have what it takes to be a local BBC journalist? Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 7:28 . Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -. They added that it was the first time in their 33-year duo career that a tour had been cancelled due to ill health. Head over to the update page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site. Two Shetland concerts with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have been postponed after fiddler Bain underwent open heart surgery. Fiddler Bain “started to feel increasingly unwell” during the spring tour and was admitted to hospital urgently. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Due to the invasive nature of his surgery, there is a lengthy road ahead to full recovery. “Our agents, Firefly productions, will work very closely with all affected venues to reschedule the gigs and minimise the disruption to them and of course our valued audience. “When Phil had his heart attack in 1997, he waited till after the tour!”. “Thankfully, his diagnosis and treatment were speedy and he is now out of hospital and has begun the lengthy recuperation process. Immediately after the tour he went for tests and was admitted to hospital. 'Queen of Lerwick' earns hall of fame place. theliverpoolecho If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message. We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional with . Communication from government among greatest challenges for council during Covid outbreak, chief executive says, SIC staff set the record straight on vehicle fleet concerns, Isles MP proposes law to tackle scourge of plastic pollution, Projection of those lost at war will be 'poignant reminder', Government ready to step in and support air services again, Remote lighthouse could become listed building, Discoloured water in loch came from roadside ditch, Mussel farm boss thanks emergency services for swift action, Eight hospital staff self-isolating, health board confirms, Wishart presses for indoor contact sports rule to be reviewed, Another Covid case allocated to local figure, NHS Shetland confirms Covid-19 case at the Gilbert Bain, Councillor 'horrified' after audit finds some SIC drivers were without valid licence or insurance, Health board confirms second Covid-19 case at hospital, Long Covid sufferers speak of debilitating symptoms and long-term complications, Salmon farm confirms loss of all fish in wellboat fire.

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