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  • Transatlantic Sessions LIVE in 2022
    Transatlantic Sessions is back live in the UK in 2022! The back-porch session to beat all others begins on the Celtic Connections stage once again, reaching hands across the water between Scotland, Ireland and the USA with the customary lavish all-star cast of singers, songwriters and instrumentalists. At once a masterful interpreter of traditional material and a superb original songsmith, Irish legend Paul Brady makes a welcome return to the fold, having first appeared in one of the show’s early TV versions. Also featured is US multi-instrumentalist and singer Dirk Powell, a revered exponent of Appalachian and Cajun traditions, whose latest album, 2020’s When I Wait For You, is almost a mini-Transatlantic Sessions in itself, being part-recorded in Glasgow and featuring guest appearances from several house-band regulars.  From Stateside, too, come multi-Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz, whose singing, songwriting and prodigious  instrumental prowess – on mandolin, guitar and banjo – …
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  • Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections Online 2021
    We’re joining Celtic Connections online this year! Join us for a Transatlantic Sessions like any other;  while oceans apart we are still managing to come together to celebrate Celtic Connections 2021, and the power of music draws us together even as we are far apart. From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, long-time comrades and linchpins of the Transatlantic Sessions, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick, James Mackintosh and Donald Shaw take the stage with guests Euan Burton, Julie Fowlis & Kris Drever, with remote recording and appearance from Jerry Douglas. Irish guitarist & singer John Doyle leads the Nashville contingent with previous guests and friends of the festival Molly Tuttle, Tim O’Brien, Alison Brown and Stuart Duncan. Taking advantage of this unique setup, Transatlantic Sessions 2021 will also feature special performances from previous Transatlantic Sessions BBC series. We’re looking forward to when we can see you all again but in …
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  • Loch Lomond’s lovely this time of year – Session Recording Begin
    Recording has started at the Lodge On The Loch Hotel, Loch Lomond. A truly inspirational location with stunning views across the loch.…
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  • Transatlantic Sessions Series 6 – Recording completed
    We have now completed recording on The Transatlantic Sessions Series 6. Recorded at the Lodge On The Loch Hotel whose panoramic views out from the famously bonnie banks of Loch Lomond made it a truly inspirational location where top vocal and instrumental exponents of the Americana and Celtic traditions came together to rehearse and play with no audience except themselves and an all-star house band. As with previous series, music co-directors were Nashville’s Jerry Douglas and Shetland’s Aly Bain.…
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