Transatlantic Sessions returns for 2024, exploring and celebrating the rich musical traditions that connect Scotland, Ireland and the US.
Celebrating the rich traditions connecting Scotland, Ireland and the US, and a regular Celtic Connections highlight, our Transatlantic Sessions feature an outstanding line-up of artists, as great guest musicians and a celebrated house band explore shared roots through original material and age-old songs. For 2024’s unmissable event, we welcome Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Carlene Carter – daughter of music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, and Johnny Cash’s stepdaughter – whose incredible career includes collaborations with artists including Emmylou Harris and Nick Lowe.
Named among NPR’s "12 Best Live Performances" in 2015, and celebrated as a "Can’t Miss Act" at AmericanaFest, Lindsay Lou’s molasses-sweet voice intertwines bluegrass roots with progressive Americana on new album Queen of Time.
Belfast-based progressive Irish folk singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside takes influence from alternative electronica and Irish traditional song heritages, evoking lush landscapes, bad dreams and wistful vistas. His debut album Ephrata was awarded the Northern Ireland Music Prize for Best Album.
Previous winner of the Scots Trad Music Awards Gaelic singer of the year, Kim Carnie is known to audiences for her spell binding performances of Gaelic traditional material and her own songs in English, and as lead singer of Mànran and Staran.
Captivating duo Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves return on banjo and fiddle, after winning Instrumental Group of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year at the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The house band, led by Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas, features renowned Celtic and roots musicians Phil Cunningham, John Doyle, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, Donald Shaw, James Mackintosh and Daniel Kimbro.