NORTH SEA GAS
"The Best Scottish Band"
North Sea Gas: Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson and Dave Gilfillan
Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotlands 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 15 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show, with the latest album "Tak a dram afore ye go" proving yet again very popular with fans all over the world. "The album is offered in the spirit of enjoyment, and in that it succeeds superbly" (on their recent live album "Edinburgh Toon").
- 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!