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Hi Guys

The next Focused Listening Evening will be Friday, 8 May 2015. The purpose of the evening as outlined in previous emails is for the music to take centre stage and for attendees to listen to a musical work all the way through without talking just as at a live concert.

TIME: 7.15 pm for prompt 7.30 pm start
DATE: Friday, 8 May 2015
PLACE: My place – Chuwar

This will be an “audio/visual†night – based on series 5 of the great BBC series “Transatlantic Rootsâ€

Music directors Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel guitar, guitar) and Aly Bain (fiddle, viola) with House Band: Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Nollaig Casey (fiddle, vocals), John McCusker (fiddle, flute, whistles, small guitar), Michael McGoldrick (pipes, flute, whistles), Donald Shaw (accordion, piano, harmonium), Danny Thompson (bass) and James MacKintosh (percussion).

Featuring: Eric Bibb (vocals, guitar), Sam Bush (vocals, mandolin), Phil Cunningham (accordion), Béla Fleck (banjo, vocals), Sarah Jarosz (vocals, hammerhead banjo, guitar), Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle), Amos Lee (vocals, guitar), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Iain Morrison (vocals, guitar), Jim Murray (guitar), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals), Declan O'Rourke (vocals, guitar), Dirk Powell (vocals, fiddle, banjo, accordion), Eddi Reader (vocals) and Sharon Shannon (accordion).

"Such an incredible array of talent in one place."

"Every now and again a programme appears on TV that makes you feel that life is great. Transatlantic Sessions is such a programme. It's music that touches your heart."

EQUIPMENT: Oppo BDP-83, NAD C390DD amp for audio playback, Samsung 48†LED TV, PMS speakers + subs

Light supper provided J

RSVP: Phil 

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What a night!

Phil, as usual is the consummate host aided by the usual suspects.

His system is without reproach and the selection of his offering is a revelation to those who are first time visitors

The evenings offerings were curtesy of BBC and the genre was folk -both Celtic and American folk.

Many thanks to to Phil for a great evening of what hi fi is and should be about, the camaraderie of enthusiasts and a good piss up for those who didn't have to drive ( God bless the sober ones) made for a great evening.

We look forward to many more evenings of hi fi enthusiasts willing to share their hospitality, homes and love of hi fi to share the joy!

We look forward to any of our QLD folk to host another evening and all you need is a Joie de Vivre!!

We will bring the rest!

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Good series that. Watched it a while back and there are quite a few more series too with guest artists like James Taylor(yes indeed, doing Scottish obscure folk) and some Deep South American C+W roots players and some other stars I can't remember who you'd be surprised would be involved in this kind of music.

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