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Following the success of their sold out US tour including a headline slot at Wilkesboro’s Merlefest, Transatlantic Sessions returns to the UK and promises, in the words of one critic, “…a mash-up of Celtic and American roots sounds in a sterling, invigorating and immensely satisfying night of music.” Country Standard Time, 2017
Originating as part of the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions continues to revisit shared roots and new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians.
The project’s founding musical directors fiddle maestro, Aly Bain and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas; lead the ultimate house band that includes John Doyle, Danny Thompson, Michael McGoldrick, Russ Barenberg, John McCusker, Donald Shaw and James Mackintosh.
The show brings together the best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland in a format that ‘affords these musicians the opportunity to play together for the love of the music they are playing’.