(August 2012) 15 tracks: I Believe In You (Alison Krauss) * Route Irish (Jerry Douglas) * Dragonflies (Eddi Reader) * The Hut Set (Phil Cunningham) * Cunla (Donal Lunny) * Leaving Limerick (Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh) * Gur Milis Morag (Kathleen MacInnes) * The Breton Set (John McCusker) * Windows Are Rolled Down (Amos Lee) * Ring Them Bells (Sarah Jarosz) * Broken Off Car Door (Iain Morrison) * T'Aimse Im' Chodhladh (Aly Bain) * A Stor Mo Chroi (Nollaig Casey) * Some Sweet Day (Dirk Powell) * Little Girl Of Mine In Tennessee (Sam Bush)
Third collection of music from the fifth TV series.
Leaders Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas are joined by a stellar collection of special guests, including Sam Bush, Phil Cunningham, Bela Fleck, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss, Amos Lee, Donal Lunny, Kathleen MacInnes, Iain Morrison, Jim Murray, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Declan O'Rourke, Dirk Powell, Eddi Reader, and Sharon Shannon.
The Transatlantic Sessions was winner of the Music In The Media award at the MG ALBA Scottish Trad Music Awards 2011.
Aly Bain (fiddle, viola), Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel guitar, guitar), John McCusker (fiddle, flute, whistles), Nollaig Casey (fiddle, vocals), Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Michael McGoldrick (pipes, flute, whistles), Donald Shaw (accordion, piano, keyboards), Danny Thompson (bass), James Mackintosh (percussion).
"It's rare for a backing band to be more celebrated than the singers they are supporting, but that's what makes Transatlantic Sessions so special. This is a project in which the finest Celtic musicians get to work alongside their counterparts from the Americana scene, and act as a freewheeling house band for a series of soloists." Robin Deneslow, The Guardian.
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