Thursday, 25 May 2017

'Transatlantic' trio are in session

'Transatlantic' trio are in session

THREE of the world’s finest folk musicians will be taking to the stage at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday night (February 13).

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle will be familiar to fans of the BBC’s acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, six series of which have been recorded to date.

A master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes, Michael McGoldrick is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie.

Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, he has toured with Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, the RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby. He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian and was named the BBC Radio 2 folk musican of the year in 2006.

John McCusker’s unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of any genre.

McCusker was also part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler.

Joining the Battlefield Band aged 17, he spent 11 years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit.

Renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries, he has worked with artists ranging from Paulo Nutini and Jools Holland to Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash and has recorded with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene.

John Doyle’s gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music.

Now living in the US, he was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for two years.

One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

Monday’s show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £17.50 in advance and can be booked by calling 01628 636620 or via www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk

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