Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Reels from the Transatlantic Sessions

Today's Trad Tuesday selection is from the Transatlantic Sessions. It is a couple of reels, The Milky Way and The Glass of Beer (which is also known as Chase Her Through The Garden, Flight Of The Earls, Johnny Maguire’s, The Jug Of Beer, Listowel Lasses, MacFadden’s, McFadden’s, Sean Ryan’s).

The musicians playing include Scottish fiddler Aly Bain, John McCusker (also Scottish and I think playing fiddle here), Mike McGoldrick (Irish flute), John Doyle (Irish guitar), Donal Lunny (Irish bouzouki), Phil Cunningham (Scottish accordian), Donald Shaw (Scottish accordian player but here on keyboards), and Jerry Douglas (American steel guitar).

I noticed that a lot, if not all, of the Transatlantic Sessions are on YouTube. You'll also see them on PBS, especially when they're having a fund drive. I think there's six different hour programs and a number of CDs and they're all well worth listening to if you like Irish/Scottish and folk music.

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