Stapleford Granary

Event description

22 September                                         19.30   £15 / £8 under 16


‘One of the greatest flute players in the world’

Three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, will be playing at Stapleford Granary as part of a unique European tour.

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 McGoldrick 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.

John McCusker’s unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of any genre. John was also part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dyland and Mark Knopfler. Joining the Battlefield Band at just seventeen, John spent eleven years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit.

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 two years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.


Artist/speaker: Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle