BBC Transatlantic Sessions (Series 1) vol 3 CD

BBC Transatlantic Sessions (Series 1) vol 3 CD

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The complete Series One is also available on PAL DVD. A further selection of tracks is also available on two other CD volumes. Read about new Transatlantic Sessions releases coming soon.

(October 2009 release of 1995 recording) 18 tracks (1h 8mins): Big Scioty (Aly Bain, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Russ Barenberg & Jerry Douglas) * Black Diamond Strings (Guy Clark with Emmylou Harris) * For No One (Emmylou Harris with Davy Spillane) * Spencer The Rover (John Martyn with Danny Thompson) * Boulavogue / Mrs McLeod (Davy Spillane & Aly Bain) * Auld Lang Syne (Rod Paterson with Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh) * The Reasons Why I'm Gone (Michelle Wright with Karen Matheson) * Big Bug Shuffle (Russ Barenberg) * Gentle Annie (Kate & Anna McGarrigle) * Mexican Monterey (Savourna Stevenson with Aly Bain) * Big Muff (John Martyn with Danny Thompson) * By The Time It Gets (Mary Black with Emmylou Harris) * Jesse Polka (Mark O'Connor) * Our Town (Iris Dement) * MacIlmoyle (Jay Ungar & Aly Bain) * This Love Will Carry (Dougie Maclean with Kathy Mattea) * MacCrimmon's Lament (Martyn Bennett) * Wild Mountain Thyme (Dick Gaughan with Emmylou Harris, Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle & Rufus Wainwright).

Vol 3 of three CD releases featuring material from The Original Transatlantic Sessions (Series One).

An acclaimed ground-breaking series that, in a very simple fashion, brought together a host of great artists from Europe and America, and introduced them to each other's music. A long time coming on CD, but greatly welcomed by folk, country and roots music enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.

As recently re-broadcast on BBC television.

"With our series of Transatlantic Sessions for BBC and RTE, Aly Bain, director Mike Alexander and I can fairly claim to have done our bit in rescuing Scottish and Irish traditional music and American Country from their respective Aran sweater and rhinestone glitter caricatures. It was the original Transatlantic Sessions that set the benchmark and we're delighted, almost fourteen years after that glorious two weeks at the Montgreenan Mansion House in Ayrshire, to be answering at last the (literally) thousands of calls there have been for CD releases... Thanks are due to the BBC as copyright holder, and the singers and instrumentalists who created a legend and had a ball en route." (Douglas Eadie)

"One of the best musical experiences of my life..." (Emmylou Harris)

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