North Sea Gas to play at Vienna Union Hall

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VIENNA — One of Scotland’s premier folk bands, North Sea Gas, will play at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Vienna Union Hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road.

Playing together for more than 35 years, North Sea Gas features vocals and three-part harmonies performed by Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie McDonald and Grant Simpson. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humor are part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

North Sea Gas has released 19 albums. Their shows and albums consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style all their own. They have toured Scotland, the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Turkey and many other destinations. 

In the past the band has 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 Scotland.

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Tickets are on sale now for $12 via email at viennaunionhall@gmail.com or by calling 207-293-2674. 

North Sea Gas, from left, Dave Gilfillan (guitar, banjo, vocals); Grant Simpson (electric fiddle, harmony vocals)  and Ronnie “Mac” MacDonald (guitar, bouzouki, harmony vocals).

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