Episode 6

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Duration: 30 minutes

The best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland in an award-winning format that affords, in the words of one critic, a unique insight into the sheer joy of making music.

Recorded in a beautiful old hunting lodge at the entrance to Glen Lyon near Aberfeldy in the Perthshire Highlands, top vocal and instrumental exponents of the country and Celtic traditions gathered to rehearse and play together with no audience except themselves and a resident house band of their peers. As with previous series, music co-directors were Nashville's Jerry Douglas and Shetland's Aly Bain.

Leavening the intimacy of the music-making is a strong element of spectacular Highland scenic photography, while this time around a greater emphasis on informal backstage conversations and stories serves to highlight historic qualities of collaboration and performance.

The final programme in the series features fiddle-player John McCusker, piper Mike McGoldrick, American trio Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz and Amos Lee and, in a house-band sign-off to bring the house down, legendary bass player Danny Thompson and percussionist James MacKintosh.

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Music Played

7 items
  • Image for John McCusker, House Band

    John McCusker, House Band The Breton Set

  • Image for Iain Morrison, Muireann Nic Amlaoidh

    Iain Morrison, Muireann Nic Amlaoidh Broken Off Car Door

  • Image for Amos Lee,  Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz

    Amos Lee, Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz Windows Are Rolled Down

  • Image for Aly Bain, Mike McGoldrick

    Aly Bain, Mike McGoldrick I'm Asleep, But don't Wake Me

  • Image for Sam Bush

    Sam Bush Little Girl of Mine in Tennessee

  • Image for Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss I Believe In You

  • Image for Jerry Douglas, House Band

    Jerry Douglas, House Band Route Irish


Music Supervisor
Aly Bain
Douglas Eadie
Music Supervisor
Jerry Douglas
Aly Bain
Jerry Douglas


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