"Transatlantic Sessions 3" brings together the best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland in a format developed by director Mike Alexander that affords, in the words of one critic, "a unique insight into the sheer joy of making music" or, as another more pithily put it, "the greatest backporch shows ever". Music co-directors were Nashville's Jerry Douglas and Shetland's own Aly Bain. A beautiful old farm steading converted into a small concert/studio space at Strathgarry House near Killiecrankie in the Scottish Highlands was chosen and top vocal and instrumental exponents of the Country and Celtic traditions gathered to rehearse and play together with no audience except themselves and a "resident" house-band of their peers. A strong element of spectacular scenic photography leavens the intimacy of the music-making while the informality of "backstage" conversation and stories serves to highlight the project's genuinely historic qualities of collaboration and performance. Originally, like its two predecessors, a six-part series by Glasgow-based Pelicula Films for BBC and RTE, 'Transatlantic Sessions 3' in this video release form contains great extra numbers that there simply wasn't space for in six television half-hours, an additional half-hour behind-the-scenes documentary and a very special "slide-show" of our Scottish, Irish an American musical stars - all twenty-eight of them - by photographer John MacKinnon.