North Sea Gas will be heating up the historic main stage at the Earlville Opera House on Sunday May 25th at 8 pm with their award winning Scottish music.
“Rip-roaring vocal harmonies, lyrical ballads, thoughtful arrangements and lashings of good clean humour are the winning formula offered by North Sea Gas. Striking an instant rapport with our audience, it was one of those special nights that will live long in the memory.”*
Thirty years and stronger than ever, North Sea Gas is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands renowned for their vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. The band is versatile on Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, and Banjo. Their good humor is a part of the show. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
The band is touring in support of their new CD “The Fire and Passion of Scotland.” They have recorded 16 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. “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 new CD earned this review from Living Tradition (UK), “…with excellent singing (including appropriate harmonies) allied to superb, reliable musicianship. North Sea Gas…put across some fabulous repertoire.”
North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. Take a listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmxjWHJD274 Dark Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSYlhpdb0eg Loch Lomond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_i49qdVtyY Kishorn Commandos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zus0ulPFlNI A Little Bit More
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvrmgh_MEJ8 The Gallowa Hills
Don’t miss a chance to liven up your Memorial Day weekend by cooking with gas…North Sea Gas on Sunday, May 25th! Tickets are available online or by calling EOH at $19, $17 EOH members, $14 students. Premium seating in the first 4 rows is an added $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.
During your visit, take advantage of the exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists as well as the homemade desserts in the EOH Arts Café! Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
*Quote by Nick Westcott (Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne UK)
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.