Saturday October 5, 2013
with special guests LESL HARKER & FRIENDS

- A Tribute to Mike Rafferty

$20 ($17 for members)

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Have a "Gas"! "North Sea Gas" that is!

One of Scotland's most popular and enduring bands, "North Sea Gas" formed over 30 years ago and is still continually traveling the world bringing their brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary and self-penned music to the people. This highly entertaining Scottish folk trio offers high energy instrumentals, history, great craic, and tremendous three part harmonies giving the "Gas" show universal appeal. 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. "

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".

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 were 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.

“The Trio's rousing chorus songs and resonantly red blooded harmonies place them among such august company as The McCalman's and The Corries, or Ireland's The Clancy Brothers”
The Scotsman

"No airs and graces, just fantastic music"
Edinburgh Guide.Com (Edinburgh Festival 2007)

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Opening the evening will be Lesl Harker and Friends performing a Tribute to Mike Rafferty. Lesl is a teacher and player of the traditional Irish concert flute, Lesl specializes in teaching the repertoire and fluid old-style music of East County Galway. Drawing from a long apprenticeship to the late Galway flutist and National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty, she has published two award-winning Rafferty tune books for use by students, teachers and Irish music enthusiasts. Lesl and friends will pay tribute to the late Mike Rafferty. Mike emigrated to the United States in 1949 and appeared at an extensive array of concerts and festivals all over America including the Smithsonian Institution's Bicentennial Festival of American Folklife in 1976 and toured with the Green Fields of America. Mike has devoted a lifetime to exploring, performing and teaching traditional Irish music on both sides of the Atlantic.

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