The ever popular Transatlantic sessions rolled into town. It now tours to several other cites also, including
Manchester, and . Musical directors were as usual Ali Bain and Jerry Douglas. London
After the opening reel we were treated to the lovely-lilting Gaelic voice of Julie Fowlis in a deep blue velvet dress. We then had a couple of songs from the ever sociable and talented bluegrass singer Tim O'Brien. The other lady singers were soulful Alison Moorer and powerful gospel singer Ashley Cleveland from
. A highlight of these concerts is the Scottish reels led by the masterful Ali Bain on fiddle. Irishman Paul Brady sang a tribute to the late Gerry Rafferty with his hugely successful song ' Tennessee Baker Street.' Jerry Douglas plays his quality solo to open the second half, and later Mike McGoldrick on pipes led a haunting Scottish melody, while Alison Moorer sang the wonderful 'Carrickfergus'. As usual a diverse, colourful and highly entertaining show.