"The Best of Scotland"
North Sea Gas
The Best of Scotland
North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson.
They have released 19 albums with "Fire in the Glen" being the most recent and are constantly adding new material to their shows. Their prior 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. All of their previous albums continue to be very popular with fans all over the world evidenced by the Scottish Music Industry Association awarding FOUR awards in October 2014 for: "Dark Island" (gold); "Lochanside" (silver); "Glencoe Massacre"(silver); "Edinburgh Toon"(silver).
Their show, and their albums, consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style all their own. 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" (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 the past the band recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million, played in Istanbul, Turkey for the British Consulate, and recently had the honor of performing at the famous Rosslyn Chapel.
In addition to regular tours abroad, they have taken their show to theatres, arts centres 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" shows a wonderful atmosphere and universal appeal.
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 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." (Celtic Radio - Boston) http://www.celticradio.net
"No airs and graces just fantastic music"...
".....they inherit the mantle vacated by The Corries and The McCalmans with
tight vocal harmonies and well-chosen material.....provide a solid well-honed
sound vocally strong and musically complimentary.....most commendable about
North Sea Gas is their ability to balance up tempo material with quieter
more thoughtful moments and treat each with commitment and professionalism.
"Fire in the Glen" is an excellent showcase for their talents and shows them
taking the Scottish ballad group mantle with fire and grace."
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