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North Sea Gas – Folk/Roots from Scotland

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

North Sea Gas

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies, to the 1867 Sanctuary!

Over thirty-seven years and stronger than ever, North Sea Gas (www.northseagas.co.uk) is Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, and Ronnie (Mac) McDonald on Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, and Banjo with good humor, all part of the entertainment!

They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world.  They have released 19 albums with When We Go Rolling Home being the most recent, and are constantly adding new material to their shows. One of their previous albums, 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. All of their previous albums continue to be very popular with fans all over the world evidenced by the Scottish Music Industry Association gold and silver awards 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. 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 at home and abroad, they have taken their show to theatres, arts centers, colleges, schools, libraries, and community halls around the world. Touring, and seeing their native Scotland and other parts of the world, is something the band really enjoys.

More video is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BTSLjdiY90 ; and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NorthSeaGas/.

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.

“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”…
EdinburghGuide.com (Edin/Festival)

“…..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.”
John O’Regan Freelance Music Journalist, Broadcaster, Lecturer
Limrick, Ireland jor32@hotmail.com

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

For online purchases, PLEASE PRINT AND KEEP YOUR RECEIPT emailed from PayPal. You will not be mailed tickets. While our notification from PayPal is usually sufficient, the receipt will provide your proof of purchase, particularly for same-day purchases.

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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September 23, 2018
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map