Thursday, May 14, North Sea Gas, one of Scotland's most popular folk bands, will perform at the Echo Lake (Town Hall, 9 Montague Rd., Leverett, Massachusetts), at 7:30 pm.

Admission at the door is $8-$10.

North Sea Gas: Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson, playing Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Bodhrans, Whistles, Banjo, with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies.

Check them out.
For more information, call 413-548-9394 (Contact Info: Diane Crowe)

North Sea Gas

Folk Music From Scotland

Scottish folk entertainers North Sea Gas are first and foremost a Scottish folk band that have now been performing for over 29 years. The band's eclectic career includes live performances in a variety of venues, from national theatres to private functions, oilrigs, folk clubs and open-air concerts. They have recorded 13 albums, and have maintained a large and diverse repertoire. North Sea Gas' philosophy is one of quality folk music coupled with entertainment. Over the years they have played to audiences all over Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the U.S.A. In 1998 the band collected a Gold Disc award from the Scottish Music Industry for their album "Caledonian Connection." Silver Disc awards have been received for "Keltic Heritage," "Live from Edinburgh," "Scottish Destiny," "power of Scotland," and "Dark Island" Albums.

Dave Gilfillan. Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mandola, and Bodhran. Dave is the founding member of North Sea Gas and has built up a reputation for rousing vocals, heartfelt ballads and a sense of on-stage fun. Add to that a wicked tongue-in-cheek humor and you'll soon see why his music and personality has taken him all over the world.

Grant Simpson. Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals. Grant a full time musician who has played with many leading musicians in the folk world. He has recorded with various artists and is always working on one project or another, whether it is with his association with North Sea Gas, fiddle tuition, or organizing and fronting many of the folk music sessions in and around Edinburgh.

Ronnie MacDonald. Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar and bouzouki. Ronnie, or Mac as everyone knows him, was a member of North Sea Gas 19 years ago. He left to follow his own career, which took him to Australia for 12 years, as founding member of the Celtic City Sons. Mac has a great love of Scottish folk music not to mention a great sense of humor. Together they will entertain you with songs, new and old, great instrumentals, history and more! Their approach is professional, their arrangements thoughtful. Add to that strong vocals featuring three part harmonies and a sense of fun and you have North Sea Gas.


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