Brian Dunning

Profile:
Brian Dunning
Flutes, whistles, electric guitar, voice, accordian, additional percussion

During his 30 year professional career, Brian Dunning has appeared on numerous releases for
Windham Hill Records, Hearts of Space and Celtic Heartbeat as a composer and player, with the
acclaimed contemporary Celtic band, Nightnoise, in collaboration with keyboardist, Jeff Johnson ,
as a solo artist and as a leader with his band ,Puck Fair.

Dublin born, Dunning studied with the legendary Doris Keogh at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and also with James Galway. As the recipient of the first scholarship ever awarded to a jazz musician by the Irish Arts Council, he studied at Boston's Berklee College of Music.

He has played with the Stan Tracey Octet, Melaton, Van Morrison, Mary Black, Jimmy McCarthy, Jaco Pastorius, Georgie Fame, Bobby Lamb, Bobby Rosengarden, Leroy Vinnegar, Louis Stewart, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Thin Lizzy, Carlos Nunez, Noel Kelehan, James Galway and the Chieftains, as well as orchestral work with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Charles Dutoit and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 2004 he played with Nigel Kennedy and the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Dingle.

He composed the score for a short film by Rachael Dowling called " The Intruder"which was broadcast on RTE. Other film compositions include the score for a animated short by Eileen Fleming called " Diarmuid and Grainne" yet to be broadcast. Additional music for a documentary on the Irish Antartic Expedition by Vinnie Hyland. Last year he composed the music for a short film on Ireland which was shown on a loop in the Irish stand at the World Expo in Japan. A tune composed by Brian and Jeff Johnson from their album "Byzantium" is featured in the movie "Gangs of New York"

He has also performed at many festivals around the world, including numerous appearances at the Cork Jazz Festival. Last year he played in Barcelona at the Millenia Festival as a guest of Catalan singer Lidia Pujol. In September of this year he played at the Convergencie Festival in Bratislava Slovakia with Puck Fair.
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Albums

Brian Dunning - Alone Together - Recorded Live At The Peacock album art Louis Stewart & Brian Dunning Louis Stewart & Brian Dunning - Alone Together - Recorded Live At The Peacock (Album) Livia Records Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
AKD-1336 Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "The Paradise War" Book One Of The "Song Of Albion" album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "The Paradise War" Book One Of The "Song Of Albion"(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1336 US 1992 Sell This Version
Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion II • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "Silver Hand" Book Two Of The "Song Of Albion" album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion II • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "Silver Hand" Book Two Of The "Song Of Albion" (Album) Ark Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version
REX 41014-2 Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion III • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "The Endless Knott" Book Three Of The "Song Of Albion" album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Songs From Albion III • Music From Stephen Lawhead's "The Endless Knott" Book Three Of The "Song Of Albion"(CD, Album) R.E.X. Music REX 41014-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
Brian Dunning - Music Of Celtic Legends - The Bard & The Warrior album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Music Of Celtic Legends - The Bard & The Warrior (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1997 Sell This Version
AKD-1505 Brian Dunning - Byzantium: The Book Of Kells & St. Aidan's Journey album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Byzantium: The Book Of Kells & St. Aidan's Journey(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1505 US 2000 Sell This Version
AKD-1504 Brian Dunning - A Quiet Knowing: Canticles For The Heart album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, John Fitzpatrick, Tim Ellis (3), Gregg Williams, Phil Baker (2), Jami Sieber Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, John Fitzpatrick, Tim Ellis (3), Gregg Williams, Phil Baker (2), Jami Sieber - A Quiet Knowing: Canticles For The Heart(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1504 US 2000 Sell This Version
AKD-1507 Brian Dunning - A Quiet Knowing Christmas album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & John Fitzpatrick Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & John Fitzpatrick - A Quiet Knowing Christmas(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1507 US 2001 Sell This Version
AKD-1508 Brian Dunning - The Bard & The Warrior album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - The Bard & The Warrior(11xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Ark Records (2) AKD-1508 2001
AKD-1513 Brian Dunning - Benediction album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, John Fitzpatrick & Jozef Lupták Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, John Fitzpatrick & Jozef Lupták - Benediction(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1513 US 2002 Sell This Version
AKD-1514 Brian Dunning - Patrick album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Patrick(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1514 US 2003 Sell This Version
2-HOS-11416 Brian Dunning - The Katurran Odyssey album art Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning - The Katurran Odyssey(CD, Album) Hearts Of Space Records 2-HOS-11416 US 2004 Sell This Version
AKD-1516 Brian Dunning - Stars In The Morning East - A Christmas Meditation album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Stars In The Morning East - A Christmas Meditation(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1516 US 2005 Sell This Version
AKD-1530 Brian Dunning - Under The Wonder Sky album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin - Under The Wonder Sky(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1530 US 2010 Sell This Version
Brian Dunning - Winterfold album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, Wendy Goodwin Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, Wendy Goodwin - Winterfold (Album) Ark Records (2) US 2013 Sell This Version
AKD1557 Brian Dunning - If I Do Not Remember... album art Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin - If I Do Not Remember...(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD1557 US 2016 Sell This Version
AKD-1562 Brian Dunning - Eirlandia album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Eirlandia(CD, Album) Ark Records (2) AKD-1562 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AKD-1520 Brian Dunning - King Raven Volume 1 album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - King Raven Volume 1(CD, EP) Ark Records (2) AKD-1520 US 2006 Sell This Version
AKD-1522 Brian Dunning - King Raven Volume 2 album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - King Raven Volume 2(CD, EP) Ark Records (2) AKD-1522 US 2007 Sell This Version
AKD-1523 Brian Dunning - Dreams Of A Christmas Night album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - Dreams Of A Christmas Night(CD, EP) Ark Records (2) AKD-1523 US 2007 Sell This Version
AKD-1546 Brian Dunning - WinterSky Live album art Jeff Johnson, Phil Keaggy, Brian Dunning, Wendy Goodwin Jeff Johnson, Phil Keaggy, Brian Dunning, Wendy Goodwin - WinterSky Live(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Ark Records (2) AKD-1546 US 2015
AKD-1565 Brian Dunning - The Lake Isle Of Innisfree album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - The Lake Isle Of Innisfree(File, MP3, Single, 320) Ark Records (2) AKD-1565 2018

Compilations

AKD-1506 Brian Dunning - The Enduring Story - A Retrospective album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - The Enduring Story - A Retrospective(CD, Comp) Ark Records (2) AKD-1506 US 2001 Sell This Version
AKD-1525 Brian Dunning - King Raven Volumes 1 - 3 album art Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - King Raven Volumes 1 - 3(CD, Album, Comp) Ark Records (2) AKD-1525 US 2008 Sell This Version