BRATTLEBORO — North Sea Gas is billed as one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three-part harmonies, say organizers, and the band is coming to Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, on Saturday, Oct. 1.
North Sea Gas members are Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, and Ronnie MacDonald. The trio have been together for more than 40 years and have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association.
They have regularly performed to sold out venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and around the world. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, and banjo are all part of the entertainment, they say.
North Sea Gas has released 22 albums, with Hearth & Homeland being the most recent. One of their previous albums, The Fire and the Passion of Scotland, was named Album of the Year at Celtic Radio in Boston, winning first place in the Jigs and Reels category as well for the set of tunes on the album.
Their show and their albums consist of traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material with their story-telling and humor, combined in a style all their own. They've toured Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Turkey, and many other destinations.
Every year, they make appearances on TV and radio on both sides of the Atlantic, including “Late Night Saturday,” “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour,” and “Song of the Mountains,” shown on select public television stations in the U.S.
In the past, the band recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million, played in Istanbul, Turkey, for the British Consulate, and performed at Rosslyn Chapel.
Tickets available now at bit.ly/683-sea.