BBC Transatlantic Sessions (Series 5) DVD

BBC Transatlantic Sessions (Series 5) DVD

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This title is a Music Scotland All Time Bestseller.

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(February 2012) 47 tracks (3 hours 21 mins)

Complete - all six programmes of Series Five on two DVDs. Featuring 26 artists and screened on BBC Scotland and BBC Four in 2011.

Folk and Roots musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain and dobro ace Jerry Douglas host a Highland gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent.

Music directors Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel guitar, guitar) and Aly Bain (fiddle, viola) with House Band: Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Nollaig Casey (fiddle, vocals), John McCusker (fiddle, flute, whistles, small guitar), Michael McGoldrick (pipes, flute, whistles), Donald Shaw (accordion, piano, harmonium), Danny Thompson (bass) and James MacKintosh (percussion).

Featuring: Eric Bibb (vocals, guitar), Sam Bush (vocals, mandolin), Phil Cunningham (accordion), Bla Fleck (banjo, vocals), Sarah Jarosz (vocals, hammerhead banjo, guitar), Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle), Amos Lee (vocals, guitar), Dnal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Iain Morrison (vocals, guitar), Jim Murray (guitar), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals), Declan O'Rourke (vocals, guitar), Dirk Powell (vocals, fiddle, banjo, accordion), Eddi Reader (vocals) and Sharon Shannon (accordion).

Producer Douglas Eadie writes:

"Eric Bibb, one of the stars of Transatlantic Sessions Five and the first out-and-out bluesman we have featured, grew up in a musical household. One night when he was eleven years old, he went downstairs in his pyjamas to say hello to a rather special guitar-playing visitor and to tell him that he too, young Eric, played guitar. The visitor had a word of advice: 'keep it simple'. That visitor was Bob Dylan...

Learning the same lesson from his years of experience, Sessions director Mike Alexander also keeps things simple, allowing no technical tricks nor fancy movements to come between the viewer/listener and the music. That way the richness of the music and the skills, fun and passions of the musicians and singers come direct, maybe as close as it's possible to get to live music...

And such richness. Jerry and Aly at the musical helm... Our youngest, nineteen year-old Nashville prodigy Sarah Jarosz (a fast learner, Sarah picked up in a morning enough of the language of Eden to be able to join in a Gaelic chorus). Our oldest (unless you count 'Victoria', his even older instrument), legendary bass-player Danny Thompson. In between, some of the truly greats of the bluegrass, Appalachian, Irish and Scottish traditions. We had a ball making Transatlantic Sessions Five and the general consensus is that it's our best yet. We hope you have a ball with it too."

Programme One:

  • Set Of Reels: The Boys Of 25 / The Glass Of Beer (traditional arranged Bain) Aly Bain with Phil Cunningham, Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (traditional arranged Eric Bibb) Eric Bibb with Dirk Powell, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Aly Bain and John Doyle.
  • Oran Na Cloiche (Song Of The Stone) (composed Donald MacIntyre) Kathleen MacInnes with Sarah Jarosz, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, James Mackintosh and Nollaig Casey.
  • Falani (composed Bla Fleck) Bla Fleck with Sam Bush, Phil Cunningham, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Leezie Lindsay (melody traditional arranged Hewerdine / Reader / McCusker, chorus lyrics by Robert Burns, verse lyrics by Reader / Hewerdine) Eddi Reader with Phil Cunningham, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, John Doyle and John McCusker.
  • Boats Up The River (traditional arranged Powell) Dirk Powell with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Lay My Burden Down (composed Aoife O'Donovan, arranged A Krauss and Union Station) Alison Krauss with Sam Bush, Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg and Danny Thompson.

Programme Two:

  • Helvic Head / Kiss The Maid (traditional arranged McGoldrick) Michael McGoldrick with Bla Fleck, Dnal Lunny, Phil Cunningham, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Annabel Lee (composed Sarah Jarosz, lyrics Sarah Jarosz and Cameron Scoggins from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe) Sarah Jarosz with Sam Bush, Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Danny Thompson, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.
  • Some Sweet Day (composed Dirk Powell) Dirk Powell with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and John McCusker.
  • Dreamcatcher / Off The Hook (composed Sharon Shannon) Sharon Shannon with Jim Murray, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Time Machine (composed Declan O'Rourke) Declan O'Rourke with Sam Bush, Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.
  • The Lake Charles Waltz (composed Phil Cunningham) Phil Cunningham with Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Jesus (composed Amos Lee) Amos Lee with Declan O'Rourke, Kathleen MacInnes, Sarah Jarosz, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Dnal Lunny, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.

Programme Three:

  • Big Country (composed Bla Fleck) Bla Fleck with Dnal Lunny, Phil Cunningham, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Western Highway (composed Gerry O'Beirne) Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Bla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle and James Mackintosh.
  • Clear Blue Eyes (composed Amos Lee) Amos Lee with Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and James Mackintosh.
  • A New Day / North (composed Jerry Douglas) Jerry Douglas
  • Waterbound (composed Dirk Powell) Dirk Powell with Jerry Douglas, Aly Bain, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle and James Mackintosh.
  • Run Away (composed Sarah Jarosz, Alyssa Bonagura) Sarah Jarosz with Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Danny Thompson.
  • Lios Na Banriona, The Cross Reel (traditional arranged Casey) Nollaig Casey with Aly Bain, Sarah Jarosz, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Donald Shaw and Danny Thompson.

Programme Four:

  • Flying Circus / Windchime Dance (composed Sharon Sharron) Sharon Shannon with Jim Murray, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • A Lewis Summer (composed Iain Morrison) Iain Morrison with Eddi Reader, Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Ring Them Bells (composed Bob Dylan) Sarah Jarosz with Dnal Lunny, Donald Shaw, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Nollaig Casey and Danny Thompson.
  • Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (composed Bill Monroe) Alison Krauss with Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Nollaig Casey and Danny Thompson.
  • The Ballad Of Stringbean And Estelle (composed Sam Bush, Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson) Sam Bush with Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson and James Mackintosh.
  • Galileo (Someone Like You) (composed Declan O'Rourke) Declan O'Rourke with Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey and Danny Thompson.
  • Dimming Of The Day (composed Richard Thompson) Alison Krauss with Russ Barenberg, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and Nollaig Casey.

Programme Five:

  • The Hut On Staffin Island (composed Phil Cunningham) / Shake A Leg (composed John McCusker) / Wing Commander Donald Mackenzie's Reel (composed Phil Cunningham) Phil Cunningham with Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Dragonflies (composed Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine) Eddi Reader with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, Bla Fleck, Danny Thompson, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Cnla (composed Donal Lunny) Dnal Lunny with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.
  • Leaving Limerick (traditional arranged Nic Amhlaoibh) Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Sharon Shannon, Jim Murray and Jerry Douglas.
  • Same Ol' River (composed Jeff Black) Sam Bush with Bla Fleck, Eddi Reader, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle and James Mackintosh.
  • Gur Milis Mrag (Morag Is Sweet) (traditional arranged Kathleen MacInnes) Kathleen MacInnes with Sarah Jarosz, Jerry Douglas, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson and Donald Shaw.
  • Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down (composed Eric Bibb, Charlotte Hglund) Eric Bibb with Sam Bush, Dirk Powell, Jim Murray, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.

Programme Six:

  • The Breton Set: Sailing Through The Narrows / Kev's Trip To Brittany / Pur The Orangutan / Billy's Reel (composed John McCusker) John McCusker with Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Broken Off Car Door (composed Iain Morrison) Iain Morrison with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, John Doyle, John McCusker and James Mackintosh.
  • Windows Are Rolled Down (composed Amos Lee) Amos Lee with Declan O'Rourke, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss, Mike McGoldrick, Nollaig Casey, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and James Mackintosh.
  • T'Aimse Im' Chodhladh (I Am Asleep, Don't Wake Me) (traditional arranged Bain) Aly Bain with Mike McGoldrick, Jerry Douglas and Donald Shaw.
  • Little Girl Of Mine In Tennessee (composed Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs) Sam Bush with Bla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, John Doyle and John McCusker.
  • I Believe In You (composed Bob Dylan) Alison Krauss with Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.
  • Route Irish (composed Jerry Douglas) Jerry Douglas with Sam Bush, Dnal Lunny, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, Danny Thompson, Aly Bain, Nollaig Casey and James Mackintosh.

Bonus tracks:

DVD1:

  • Fire In My Hands (composed Iain Morrison) Iain Morrison with Bla Fleck, Jerry Douglas and Danny Thompson.
  • P In irinn (Whoever She May Be) (traditional, Gaelic lyrics by Lian Dall O'Heffernan, arranged Wylde, Nic Amhlaoibh) Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas and Donald Shaw.

DVD2:

  • Reul lainn A' Chuain (Star Of The Sea) (composed H F Hemy, lyrics F W Faber) Kathleen MacInnes with Alison Krauss, Donald Shaw, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick and Danny Thompson.
  • When At Last (composed Russ Barenberg) Russ Barenberg with Dirk Powell, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Donald Shaw and John McCusker.
  • A Str Mo Chroi (Treasure Of My Heart) (traditional arranged Casey) Nollaig Casey with Dnal Lunny, Jerry Douglas, Mike McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Aly Bain.


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