Mountain City Traditional Arts to Host Scottish Folk Band North Sea Gas PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:10

North Sea Gas photoNorth Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s premier, award-winning folk bands, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie McDonald and Grant Simpson make up the band, featuring vocals, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans and banjo. The high-energy folk music is brought to life with three-part harmonies and down-to-earth humor. The musicians’ sounds and performances consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style of their own.

North Sea Gas has released 19 albums and won and been nominated for many awards, including Celtic Radio Album of the Year for “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland.” The band has toured Europe and America, with additional appearances on television and radio. The group has also recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million people, played in Istanbul for the British Consulate and performed at the famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. North Sea Gas’ most recent album is “Fire in the Glen.”

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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