Sunday, 27 November 2011

Transatlantic Sessions 2012

Following on from yesterday's post, another great thing about the Celtic Connections is that various artistes go on to play a few dates after their Celtic commitments have been fulfilled.

I was pleased to see that the Transatlantic Sessions will be on tour again in February. Here is a quote from the Celtic Connections website:

From the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, the Transatlantic Sessions continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians. Fresh from the success of last year’s sold out tour are musical directors fiddle maestro Aly Bain and dobro legend Jerry Douglas.

Making their Transatlantic Sessions debut are Grammy-winning ex-Mavericks frontman Raul Malo, the Wailin’ Jennys’ dulcet soprano Ruth Moody and Irish balladeer Declan O’Rourke.

Further gracing the stage are Scottish stars Eddi Reader and Karen Matheson, while the stateside posse features Tim O’Brien and Bruce Molsky, flanked as ever by the ultimate house band of John Doyle, Russ Barenberg, Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, Donald Shaw, Michael McGoldrick and James Mackintosh.

I was fortunate to be able to see one of the shows in 2010 and very good it was too.

Transatlantic Sessions 2010 - Complete with Cara Dillon!

Take a look at the 2012 tour dates here.

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