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Mike McGoldrick

Feb 23rd 2017 @ St John on Bethnal Green

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
7:30 PM
St John on Bethnal Green
London, United Kingdom
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at St John at Bethnal Green Church as part of a unique European tour. a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook , and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby . He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N'Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel.

One of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, he began playing whistle and fiddle as a child, and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, John also released his first two solo recordings, 1995's self-titled debut and 2000's Yella Hoose. John went on to win Radio 2 Musician of the Year and also the Sprit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries.

John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 year. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.