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Originally published: 2014-05-30 10:40:07
Last modified: 2014-05-30 10:40:52

MHM to feature North Sea Gas

For more than three decades, North Sea Gas has been creating a unique brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary and original music.

Now, the Scottish band is coming to Boone.

North Sea Gas will take the stage of Joe Shannon's Mountain Home Music on Saturday, May 31, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Concert time is 7:30 p.m.

This is the second concert of the 2014 Mountain Home Music season and will be hosted by Rodney Sutton, new executive director of the concert series.

Two years ago, North Sea Gas made a stopover in Boone for a Mountain Home Music house concert.

The audience was delighted with the high energy instrumentals, the history and storytelling, the great Scottish humor and the tremendous three-part vocal harmonies.

"Needless to say, we were delighted to hear the group would be back in the country this spring and that the Blowing Rock-Boone area could be a destination," said Sarah Borders, a spokeswoman for the concert series.

North Sea Gas features Dave Gilfillan on guitar, banjo, mandola, bodhran, foot drum, harmonic and whistle; Ronnie McDonald on guitar, bouzouki and lead vocals; and Grant Simpson on fiddle, harmony vocals, guitar, bouzouki and mandola.

During the years, the band has toured all over and has recorded 19 studio and live concert albums.

Tickets for Saturday's show are $20 for adults in advance, $22 for adults at the door and $11 for students.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Mast General Store in Boone and Valle Crucis, Pandora's Mailbox in Blowing Rock, the Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock and Fred's General Mercantile on Beech Mountain.

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