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East Coaster

North Sea Gas at Edinburgh Folk Club, Wed 1st July 200

Ok, Onny. Do your worst.   Smilie_PDT

Something for everyone at EFC but this band is enjoyed by many "throughout the land" and overseas too.

"Scottish folk entertainers North Sea Gas are first and foremost a Scottish folk band that have now been performing for over 26 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. They have headlined the Hunter Mountain Celtic Festival in New York State, and toured Australia.

The band has attracted large audiences to concerts held during the Edinburgh Festival over the past 16 years. 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. North Sea Gas have been touring America, Canada, Germany Austria, and Estonia every year since 2001. The band released their Latest album “Lochanside” in 2005. August 2007 will see the release of the bands latest Album. “Rosslyn”

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 humour 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 humour.

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. "

Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar - 8:00pm
Admission: £7.00 (£6.00 concession)

I see we're using the Sunday Post definition of 'folk' music.
East Coaster

Never underestimate the spending power of Sunday Post readers...   compress

Expecting a good house....
controversial negro

Not that it matters to most here, but, I am led to believe that the Sunday Post is, in actual fact, the biggest-selling newspaper in Scotland.
Jim King

I do believe you're right on both counts CN.  salute

I'm fairly certain that 'honour' goes to the News of the World.

East Coaster wrote:
Never underestimate the spending power of Sunday Post readers...   compress

Expecting a good house....

I believe they're also happy to turn out in force for public executions.

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