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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2022, 08:29:24 pm »
I hope enjoy as much as you did! Thanks for your great review!
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2022, 01:27:12 pm »
Sounds like you had a great time Val and that the weather is much the same as here...minus the rain!

Hope Aly is doing well; there's always good banter between him and Phil.  He's not only his sparring partner but a great musician too.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2022, 10:38:39 am »
Just back from my weekend on Bath and Bristol. I liked a lot both cities despite the constant light rain. We were able to walk the cities and see most of them but we ended soaked and the wind was also very unpleasent, but it was worthy anyway.

The show was absolutely amazing, I loved every bit, and it was a dream made true as I've being a fan of Jerry Douglas since the first time I listened to the "Alison Kraus and Union Station live" record, almost twenty years ago, and I was so amazed by that dobro sound. Seeing an American legend like this across the pond was a great chance that I didn't want to pass, so seeing him alone made this very special. Also discover he's not an excellent player but also a very funny person was so great!

Also was very special seeing Paul Brady playing live for the first time, I loved every bit of the songs he played, also very funny on stage.

Phil Cunnigham, another legend, wow, this show was an unique chance to see so many legends together. Also a very funny man!

Of course or Macs played beautifully, always a delight to see them play. There was there also Donald Shaw, who plays accordion on some MK records, great to see him too.

Dirk Powell was also very special, loved every song he played. I spent the week digging in his records, and he has great stuff. I'm on my way to become a fan for sure.

From the rest of artists, I loved quite a lot what Sarah Jarosz played, thie week I'm going to listen to his records as she's very good. The song she sung with no vocals (great descripton, Val!) together with Jerry Douglas was the highlight for me, with McGoldrick playing also very very beautiful flute.

Also John Doyle was very very funny, I was laughing for quite a while when he explained about the song was about to sing, and ending saying he was available for playing on kids parties LOL

A very very special night, I'm so proud and happy for attending this!

After the show some fans went to talk with Mike, who was very happy to learn some MK fans were there and enjoyed the show. He didn't said us much as he obviuosly can't, but he hold us they (John and him) were going to London tomorrow (meaning sunday) so probably they are today at British Grove recording with MK. He also told us that as they have a tour with John Doyle, they would go the studio any chance they have, when they are playing close enough to made the morning trip and went back to the city they have to play. Looks like this time they are going to have more presence.

I made an audio recording of the show, if I can during the week I will check how it sounds, as I left the recorder on the floor to avoid being catched from security.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2022, 11:00:15 am »
Thank you, jbaent, for your review.   Sorry the weather was so bad, at least it didn't rain in Newcastle, but was very cold and windy!

Great to hear that you enjoyed the show as much as we did.   I'm glad you were able to understand John Doyle's beautiful Irish accent,  and his hilarious description of the song!   ;D  I love his guitar playing, it is so recognisable.

We will be seeing the boys, John, Mike and John Doyle, on 25th February in Otley, so we are looking forward to being there to hear them again.   Maybe we will get a chance to speak to them as it is a very small venue - around 150 people.




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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2022, 12:12:08 pm »
Glad you enjoyed the shows Jbaent, even though the weather didn't play ball.  Too bad Aly Bain wasn't there as he and Phil have great banter and he's a fantastic player.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2022, 12:23:04 pm »
Glad you enjoyed the shows Jbaent, even though the weather didn't play ball.  Too bad Aly Bain wasn't there as he and Phil have great banter and he's a fantastic player.

According to Phil Cunnigham, Aly Bain had an accident riding a horse in the middle of the tour, he and Jerry were having a good laugh about that!
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2022, 12:56:36 pm »
Thanks for the report jbaent:)
Donald Shaw. I try to remember which album MK Donald played on.
Dirk Powell is also one of MK favorite musicians (he was mentioned often on radio shows)
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2022, 01:03:22 pm »
Thanks for the report jbaent:)
Donald Shaw. I try to remember which album MK Donald played on.
Dirk Powell is also one of MK favorite musicians (he was mentioned often on radio shows)

Donald Shaw is on KTGC and others I can't remember now, maybe Privateering... also on the Local Hero Musical demos.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2022, 01:11:02 pm »
His name is not in the booklet of the album. Joe Shaw is in KTGC :) He's not in Privateering either.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2022, 01:23:25 pm »
His name is not in the booklet of the album. Joe Shaw is in KTGC :) He's not in Privateering either.

mmmm, that's true, I confused him with Ian Lowthian... However I do think Donnald Shaw was on something from MK.

https://donaldshaw.net/about/

"In the last 20 years he has recorded and performed in many unique scenarios, with artists such as James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Mark Knopfler, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Vicente Amigo, Rosanne Cash, Julie Fowlis, James Grant, Tommy Smith and Ornette Coleman."

Probably it is just the Local Hero musical, as he's on the credits for "Rocks and water":

Damian Humbley - vocals
Mark Knopfler - all guitars
Dave Milligan - piano
Guy Fletcher - keyboards
Ian Thomas - drums
Ewan Vernal - bass
Donald Shaw - accordion
John McCusker - fiddle
Mike McGoldrick - whistle

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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2022, 01:33:13 pm »
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Mark and Donald Shaw also recorded with Heidi Talbot "Angels Without Wings"
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2022, 01:42:30 pm »
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Mark and Donald Shaw also recorded with Heidi Talbot "Angels Without Wings"

And Shaw was also on the Vicente Amigo record. MK doesn't play on this one, but it was produced by Guy, with most of MK musicians, and surely MK was there as he's friend of Vicente Amigo.
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Re: Transatlantic Sessions
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2022, 01:46:06 pm »
It's true. They must have met many times.
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