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After two shows in Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall (January 29,31) the ensemble takes to the road,calling at Manchester —Bridgewater Hall (February, 2nd) before they descend on Gateshead (details as shown below).
Wednesday 3 February 7:30 pm
Venue: Hall One, The Sage GatesheadTickets: A/B: £24.50 C/D: £19.50 E: £7
The famed TransAtlantic Sessions with Aly Bain, Dan Tyminski, Sara Watkins, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, John Doyle, Bruce Molsky, Phil Cunningham, Cara Dillon, James Mackintosh, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson and Michael McGoldrick
The Transatlantic Sessions have been a huge hit at the Celtic Connections festival for years, as well as a successful series on BBC Four, and it is now on the road, giving us a chance to see some of the finest folk and roots artists from America, Scotland and Ireland. The line-up tonight includes Dan Tyminski, a lynchpin of Alison Krauss’s Union Station and George Clooney’s singing voice in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’; Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky, Capercaillie’s Karen Matheson and former Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader.
The “cornucopia of music class” (Sunday Herald) is hosted by folk legend Aly Bain MBE.
With the likes of Tim O’Brien who has arguably done more than any other from the other side of the Atlantic to combine the talent of acts from both sides of the Atlantic; first with The Crossing (1999) and Two Journeys (2001) in the ranks alongside Jerry Douglas, longtime number 1 Dobro player and multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist Darrell Scott and Dan Tyminski from the states all under one roof this is a dream, once in a lifetime show.
For dates following the Gateshead show see Belfast’s Waterfront Hall (february 4th); Birmingham’s Symphony Hall (february, 5th) and London’s Royal Festival Hall (february, 6th) follow.
Transatlantic Sessions Vol 4 Reviewed here