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Johnny J 30 Jun 11 - 04:05 AM
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Subject: North Sea Gas at Edinburgh Folk Club
From: Johnny J
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 04:05 AM

Wednesday 6th July 2011

It's our final gig for the season next week and it's your opportunity get your supply of North Sea Gas from us before our prices increase in Autumn.

"North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson.

Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland?s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. 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!!
They have recorded 14 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. Their latest album ?Edinburgh Toon? recorded live in "The Lot", Grassmarket, Edinburgh in 2009 is proving as popular as all their other recordings!!

"The album is offered in the spirit of enjoyment, and in that it succeeds superbly"
- Alasdair Maclean (The Scots Magazine).

"Their previous 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, consist 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 also in TV and Radio appearances both sides of the Atlantic including ?Late Night Saturday? and "Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour" one of the biggest radio shows in the USA.

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"... (Edin/Festival 2007)

"Through their work they introduce audiences to the wider world of the folk tradition and its Riches"
John O?Regan Living Tradition (Magazine)

Venue: Pleasance Theatre

£8, £7, £5 at 20.00

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