Thursday, 18 August 2022

Transatlantic trio in rare live performance

THREE members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions will be performing in Nettlebed on Monday.

THREE members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions will be performing in Nettlebed on Monday.

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle will appear at the village club as part of their European tour.

With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together.

Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes McGoldrick has also toured with Bob Dylan as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby.

He has also collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussain, among many others.

Named BBC Radio 2 folk Musician of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel.

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

He joined the Battlefield band at just 17 and spent 11 years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit. He has also worked with artists including Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash and has recorded with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene.

Doyle’s gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music and he was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

Tickets are £17 and can be bought from the box office on 01628 636620 or

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