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James Cunningham commented on Joel McKissack's video

My Lassie and Me (orig tune)

"An absolutely amazing song thank you for sharing "
Jul 15
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Buskerjames performs live with the amazing grand north american champion Roxanne Young

Roxanne Young is a brilliant fiddle player and it was an honour to perform with her here in Calgary Alberta Canada July 13/2015 she is grand north American c...
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Buskerjames performs/Nora

This song is the same tune as Maggie but a great song for sure
Mar 14, 2014
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James Cunningham commented on Daithi Locha's page liveIreland Chat & Studio Video Feed
"5 hours to go till 2014 here in Calgary Canada, just relaxing listening to Live Ireland Happy New year All my Irish friends "
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The music never ends in the Cunningham family home / by buskerjames

This is our music room in our basement which was never really used much pool is not my thing anymore it took 2 months to fix it up
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Profile Information

Calgary Alberta Canada
About Me:
I was born in ST Andrews Scotland and came to Canada in 1966 when I was 8 years old, Shortly after my arrival I started to learn to play the accordion and have played at thousands of venues over the past 42 years, I have recorded 7 albums and have competed against the the worlds best accordion players and have 5 trophys and 1 medal for competing. I am a professional street entertainer (Busker) and I love it
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Favorite Music:
Celtic, Scotish, Irish, Country & more

For More on my musical life check out - Also check out my blog BUSKING IN NANAIMO on Nananaimo forum

Who would ever think that being a busker would be so hard and complicated? I see by many videos buskers all over Ireland not having any troubles and being left alone. But here in Nanaimo BC Canada they have the most rediculous set of rules you have ever seen for buskers have a look and give me your comments,

Here where I live they don't even clasify buskers as the perfoming artists nor do they include buskers as being eligable for cultural grants in My case it's because I am professional. Last night here in Nanaimo the city gave out $169,000 dollars in grants for arts and culture groups that is equivelent to 85,000 pounds, (Buskers exempt) tell me Is something wrong here?

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The power of music

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 4:59 0 Comments

As we come closer to the end of an intresting year I think back back on some of the things that I done in 2010, My biggest event was a move from Vancouver island in Canada's west coast to Alberta over a thousand miles away. It was a move that was very hard as the weather in Alberta is very cold during the winter. As a street entertainer it's more than difficult to adjust to not performing on the streets during the holiday season but perhaps there are better and warmer days to come. My music…


When Busking is the issue of the day we will never give up

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 8:09 0 Comments

Just an update about our busking troubles here in Nanaimo BC Canada, As another busking season is closing in we have been forced to buy busking licences again as our city council have failed us in reviewing our municipal busking bylaw and have placed us as professional buskers in the same category as the homeless, the drug adicted, alcohol abuse clients, and people with mental ilnesses We are being labeled as a danger to the public and being asked to allow the safer streets committee to… Continue

Fighting for the right to play music

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 20:23 2 Comments

Here in Nanaimo BC Canada our family of buskers/ entertainers are in a court battle with our city to remove a busking bylaw which over regulates busking and limits our ability to earn a living. We are looking for support in our fight to continue to perform without harasment please check out one of our videos recorded on ST Paddys night Here is the link.

Though we are a world away it only takes the click… Continue

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At 9:20 on August 14, 2011, COLLEEN M. said…

Thanks James, I'm glad you liked it. After reading your poems this video just seemed

so right and made me think of you and your Scotland home.

At 14:25 on August 13, 2011, COLLEEN M. said…

This one is for you James..Beautiful video with Scotlands finest "RUNRIG" Singing "GOING HOME"  We have shared more then a lifetime of music and videos back and forth the past years and it was the passion and love of Celtic music we both shared that started it all but sadly back then I was not familiar with Runrig. Since then Runrig has become one of my very favorites with 71 videos in my youtube playlist and countless more saved in my faves! I hope you dont mind me posting this to you..ENJOY!

At 18:13 on August 12, 2011, COLLEEN M. said…

Hello James,

It has been a while here in LiveIreland so I thought I would pop in to catch up on some of your stuff and to say hello. Good stuff James! Hope all is well with you and yours. God Bless, Stay safe, Be happy and smile!!!!!  :}

At 6:45 on December 21, 2010, COLLEEN M. said…

KK James, will do..

Enjoy your B-day! Cheers to you to!

Bye Bye for now..

At 18:55 on December 20, 2010, COLLEEN M. said…

Hey James,

just in case I dont make it back here right away

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. The 22nd?? Am I right?

Hope you hav a really great day. Take care.

At 1:36 on December 14, 2010, COLLEEN M. said…

No worries James..Thanx

By the way, Danny is trucking now and is on the road at the moment

and wont be able to respond till he gets back home..

At 15:23 on December 13, 2010, COLLEEN M. said…

Hey James..Hows it going?

Did not block you from leaving comments..Try again. Thanks.

At 6:07 on October 25, 2010, Danny said…
Beannachtaí ort James, conas atá tú. Tá mé go maith.
Was good to hear from you, I hope all is well on your side also. I have a lot on my mind and don't spend much time on the computer anymore. Send me a line every now and then and I will do the same. Good luck with present and future busking. Take care. Slán go fóill, Friend's,
At 15:56 on August 10, 2010, Lady Boru said…

Thank you for adding me--It is an honor!
At 1:01 on November 18, 2009, Anne Gomez said…
Hi James, I think you can't get to Live Folk In Our Theatres,unless you go through my LiveIreland home page. Let me know if you still can't access it. I hope you're busy and living life well, Aw Ra Best, Anne

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