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Various Artists - Transatlantic Sessions Series 5 (DVD): Filmed and recorded at the splendid old hunting lodge of Glenlyon in the Scottish Highlands, the brilliant fifth series of this most popular music show bringing together the best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland to perform what has been called “the greatest backporch shows ever”. Forty two tracks from the six programmes, plus five extra tracks (for reasons of screen time not included in the television series) are featured on this double DVD.
Music directors and hosts Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel guitar, guitar) and Aly Bain (fiddle, viola) with House Band: Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Nollaig Casey (fiddle, vocals), John McCusker (fiddle, flute, whistles, small guitar), Michael McGoldrick (pipes, flute, whistles), Donald Shaw (accordion, piano, harmonium), Danny Thompson (bass) and James MacKintosh (percussion).
Featuring: Eric Bibb (vocals, guitar), Sam Bush (vocals, mandolin), Phil Cunningham (accordion), Béla Fleck (banjo, vocals), Sarah Jarosz (vocals, hammerhead banjo, guitar), Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle), Amos Lee (vocals, guitar), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Iain Morrison (vocals, guitar), Jim Murray (guitar), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals), Declan O'Rourke (vocals, guitar), Dirk Powell (vocals, fiddle, banjo, accordion), Eddi Reader (vocals) and Sharon Shannon (accordion).
2X Disc. PAL format Running time: 201 minutes
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