"The Best of Scotland"
North Sea Gas
The Best of Scotland
North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson.
They have recorded 16 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. Their latest album, "The Fire and the Passion of Scotland" won the 2013 Album of the Year award from Celtic Radio in the U.S. as well as first place in the "Jigs and Reels" category for the set of tunes on the album. Celtic Radio says, "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." Their prior album, "Tak a Dram Afore Ye Go" continues to be very popular with fans all over the world and Alasdair Maclean (The Scots Magazine) said of "Edinburgh Toon," "The album is offered in the spirit of enjoyment, and in that it succeeds superbly."
A prior album "Rosslyn" received wonderful reviews from folk magazines, newspapers etc. including Dirty Linen (USA), the Scots Magazine, and The Living Tradition. Their show, in the same way as their albums, consists of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material all put together in a style of their own . This proves popular during their regular tours of Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria, and many other destinations every year as well as in TV and Radio appearances on both sides of the Atlantic including "Late Night Saturday," "Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour" (one of the biggest radio shows of its kind in the USA), and "Song of the Mountains" shown on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the U.S.
In 2008, they recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million; A highlight of any bands career!
December 2009 saw the band playing in Istanbul, Turkey, for the British Consulate St Andrews Ball! and they have been invited back in 2010.
Besides the bands regular tours abroad in the last few years they have endeavoured to take their show to the theatres, art centre's and community halls around Scotland. Touring and seeing their native land is something the band really enjoys.
We could say more but put simply "North Sea Gas" are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base ranging through all age groups thus giving the "Gas" show a wonderful atmosphere.
"No airs and graces just fantastic music"...
"Through their work they introduce audiences to the wider world of the folk
tradition and its Riches"
In the Press