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Folk trio kick off new music season
SaltaireLive starts its autumn season with three world-class performers this Sunday.
As part of Saltaire Festival, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker (pictured) will take to the stage at Victoria Hall in the village.
All three will be familiar to viewers of the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions, on which they have been regulars for several series, and the trio have also served stints in Kate Rusby’s band.
Mike McGoldrick is regarded as one of the finest flute players in Irish music today, playing in Capercaillie and fronting his own big band.
US-based Irishman John Doyle is billed as a left-handed genius and one-man rhythm section who has pioneered a new rhythm guitar style.
Scotsman John McCusker plays fiddle and is renowned for his extensive work with artists as diverse as Eddi Reader and Paul Weller.
Away from Irish and traditional music, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick have both been playing with Mark Knopfler over recent years.
SaltaireLive’s promoter Simon Heginbotham said: “The Saltaire show very nearly had to be cancelled when a double-bill tour was suddenly announced with Knopfler and Bob Dylan – but fortunately the Saltaire date comes just before rehearsals start.
“So they move from Victoria Hall, Saltaire, to the stadiums of Europe – two very different tours, but equally outstanding music.”
For tickets, ring (01274) 588614.