BBC Transatlantic Sessions (Series 3) DVD

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(December 2007) 3h 49mins

The double DVD of the complete third television series of The Transatlantic Sessions, screened recently on BBC and RTE, featuring collaborations between artists from North America, Ireland and the UK.

Includes three additional tracks not included in the TV series, a 30-minute documentary of behind-the-scenes footage and a photo slideshow.

Featuring Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Aly Bain MBE (fiddle), who assembled a special array of over 25 major artists to play duets and set pieces in the atmospheric location of Strathgarry House near Killicrankie in the Perthshire Highlands.

Directed by Mike Alexander and produced by Douglas Eadie for Pelicula Films.

"Such an incredible array of talent in one place."

"Every now and again a programme appears on TV that makes you feel that life is great. Transatlantic Sessions is such a programme. It's music that touches your heart."

Programme One: Sophie's Dancing Feet / Andy Brown's Reel (Aly Bain with Jenna Reid & Donal Lunny) * St. Teresa (Joan Osborne with Donal Lunny) * The Lakes Of Pontchartrain (Paul Brady) * The Drummers Of England (Russ Barenberg) * Puirt A Beul (Mouth Music): I Bhi A Da / 'S Ioma Rud A Chunna Mi / Cha Teid Fionnlaigh A Dh'eige / Cairistion Nighean Eoghainn (Karen Matheson with Donald Shaw) * The Open Door (Darrell Scott) * The Swedish Jig / Untitled Jig (Sharon Shannon with Jim Murray & Gerry O'Connor).

Programme Two: Lil' Ro Ro / Little Martha / A Monkey Let The Hogs Out (Jerry Douglas) * Back To Earth (Eddi Reader with Tim O'Brien) * You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott with Karen Matheson) * Hector The Hero (Jenna Reid with Aly Bain) * Biodh An Deoch Seo An Laimh Mo Ruin (The Drink Would Be In My Love's Hand) (Julie Fowlis with Jenna Reid & Donal Lunny) * Garden Valley (Cara Dillon with Sam Lakeman) * Woo'd An' Marrit An' A' / Up Da Stroods Da Sailor Goes (Aly Bain with Jenna Reid & Bruce Molsky).

Programme Three: Through The Gates (Russ Barenberg) * Holy Waters (Joan Osborne with Iris Dement & Bruce Molsky) * The Neck Belly Reels (Sharon Shannon with Gerry O'Connor & Jim Murray) * The Blackest Crow (Bruce Molsky with Julie Fowlis) * Rainbow (Paul Brady with Eddi Reader & Karen Matheson) * Crucan Na Bpaiste 'Lament For Katie' (Burial Place Of The Children) (Karen Matheson with Donald Shaw) * The Crossing (Tim O'Brien).

Programme Four: Sir Aly B (Jerry Douglas) * Oganaich Uir A Rinn M'fhagail 'Spinning Song' (O Noble Youth Who Has Left Me) (Julie Fowlis with Donal Lunny & Bruce Molsky) * He Reached Down (Iris Dement with Joan Osborne & Bruce Molsky) * Frank McConnell's Three Step (Phil Cunningham with Aly Bain) * Look Down That Lonesome Road (Tim O'Brien) * The Streets Of Derry (Cara Dillon with Paul Brady & Sam Lakeman) * Farewell To Uist / The Lochaber Badger / Rip The Calico (Fred Morrison with Michael McGoldrick, Donal Lunny & Jerry Douglas).

Programme Five: St. Anne's Reel (Aly Bain with Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Todd Parks) * One More Chance (Karen Matheson with Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien & Donald Shaw) * Swan Lk 243 (Catriona MacKay) * Don't Try To Please Me (Paul Brady with Cara Dillon, Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott) * Bothan Airigh Am Braigh Raithneach (The Sheiling On The Bracken Brae) (Joan Osborne with Bruce Molsky) * Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends (Joan Osborne with Bruce Molsky) * Shove The Pig's Foot A Little Bit Further Into The Fire (Bruce Molsky with Sharon Shannon & Jim Murray).

Programme Six: Half Past Four (Bruce Molsky) * Aye Wauken O (Eddi Reader with Karen Matheson & Paul Brady) * Brother Wind (Tim O'Brien with Darrell Scott) * Sophie's Lullaby (Aly Bain with Jerry Douglas, Todd Parks & Donald Shaw) * P Stands For Paddy (Cara Dillon with Paul Brady & Sam Lakeman) * Shattered Cross (Darrell Scott with Paul Brady) * Sail Away Ladies / Walking In The Parlour (Michael McGoldrick with Donal Lunny & Bruce Molsky).

Bonus Tracks: Eleanor Of Usen (Phil Cunningham with Aly Bain) * There's A Whole Lot Of Heaven (Iris Dement with Bruce Molsky) * The Kansas City Hornpipe / Jarlath's Tune (Fred Morrison with Bruce Molsky).

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