After winning the 2010 Good Tradition title at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, then embarking on a first-ever UK tour, the Transatlantic Sessions return, transforming the Symphony Hall stage into the back porch of your dreams.
As with the concerts’ companion BBC TV series – also featuring Shetland fiddle icon Aly Bain and dobro deity Jerry Douglas as joint musical directors – the secret of their cumulative success is the dynamic between longtime stalwarts of the line-up and new or occasional contributors, balancing relaxed familiarity with the revelatory potential of fresh encounters.
The line up consists of Ireland’s tirelessly creative Paul Brady and Allison Moorer, triple Grammy-winning spiritual/gospel singer; Ashley Cleveland, her guitarist husband Kenny Greenberg and Julie Fowlis.
Tim O’Brien and Cold Mountain star Dirk Powell once again grace the proceedings with their vocal and multi-instrumental prowess, flanked as ever by a crème-de-la-crème ‘house band’ including Phil Cunningham, John Doyle, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, James Mackintosh and Donald Shaw.
Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Paul Brady, Allison Moorer, Ashley Cleveland, Kenny Greenberg, Julie Fowlis, Tim OBrien, Dirk Powell, Phil Cunningham, John Doyle, Russ Barenberg, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, James Mackintosh and Donald Shaw.
We regret that Tim O Brien is unable to appear this evening.
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