Last Season is a portrait of the ground fish trawler Isabel S. from New Bedford, MA. Jeff, the captain, learned fishing from his father, local legend ‘Fearless Freddy’ Hatfield. Brian, the cook, is a biker and a recovering alcoholic. Lo, the deckhand, is a refugee from Vietnam who has rediscovered Buddhism.
“North Sea Gas”, Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, 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!
They 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 Album of the Year at Celtic Radio in the U.S., winning first place in the “Jigs and Reels” category as well for the set of tunes on the album. They also hold Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association for: “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, consists 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 there are 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 PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the U.S.
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.”
Tickets are $12/members, $15/non-members. Available on-line, at the Center gift shop, and at the door. Doors open at 6:30. On street parking is free!