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North Sea Gas

Thursday, September 5th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is pleased to host Scottish folk band, North Sea Gas, in concert on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. North Sea Gas, made up of Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, and Ronnie (Mac) McDonald, is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three-part harmonies. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo, and good humor are all part of the entertainment!

North Sea Gas have released 19 albums with “When We Go Rolling Home” being the most recent and are constantly adding new material to their shows. Their album, “The Fire and The Passion of Scotland” was named Album of the Year by Celtic Radio in 2013. Their song, “Set of Tunes” was awarded first place in the “Jigs and Reels” category that same year. They also hold Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association for the songs “Dark Island,” “Lochanside,” “Glencoe Massacre,” “Edinburgh Toon,” “Rosslyn,” “Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go,” and “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland.”

Their show and their albums consist of traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material put together in a style all their own along with their humor and story- telling. This proves popular during their regular tours of Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Turkey, and many other destinations both in and outside of their home in Scotland. Every year they make appearances on TV and radio on both sides of the Atlantic including on “Late Night Saturday,” “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour,” and “Song of the Mountains,” shown on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the United States.

Here’s what Celtic Radio – Boston said about North Sea Gas: “The band displays an attachment and a reverence for their roots from the very start. The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies.”

The Center’s Concert Series highlights the cultural heritage of the many communities that make up the area’s fishing industry.

Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available online, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!