“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!
F/V Innovation is a new exhibit that explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era. Join us on Thursday, September 12th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit. The event is free and open to the public.
The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive. The Center is working to create a digital archive of these materials which will be made available to researchers and the public. These documents will help us to tell the story of the fishing industry.
Join us for our annual end-of-summer fundraiser aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk! Relax, enjoy a beverage from the cash bar, and listen to live music.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online or at the Center gift shop.
Cruise departs from the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company dock on State Pier. Parking is in the southwest corner near Cuttyhunk Ferry office.
Big Boats Little Boats
A free celebration of commercial fishing culture in New Bedford, MA, the #1 Fishing Port in the Country.
Activities will take place in and around the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street) and on Steamship Pier (walking and vessel tours) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A free shuttle will run in a loop between the Center and the waterfront.
An evening performance of maritime music at the Seamen’s Bethel, (15 Johnny Cake Hill) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring the New Bedford Sea Chantey Chorus, Ana Vinagre Ensemble, and the Johnson Girls.
Through exhibits, demonstrations, walking tours, dockside vessel tours, author readings, and performances, the event will showcase industry skills, fisheries science, and sustainable seafood.
A display of model fishing boats will complement the Center’s fall exhibit F/V Innovation chronicling the history of vessels and gear and honoring the contributions of local industry innovators.