North Sea Gas to play at Tryon Fine Arts Center June 1

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The Lanier Library will host a concert Sunday, June 1, by Scottish folk band North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular bands for over 30 years and a regional favorite.
Band members Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson perform traditional, contemporary and original songs, some with vocals, on a wide range of musical instruments, including mandolin, fiddle and guitar. Onstage their songs are interspersed with humorous storytelling.
The band has 18 albums to its credit. The latest, The Fire and the Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year award from Celtic Radio in the U.S. Celtic Radio said of the group: “The band displays an attachment and a reverence for their roots from the very start.
The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies.”
For more information about the band and samples of its music, visit
The concert will be held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 2 p.m. A reception will be held next door at the library following the show. Both the concert and reception are free and open to the public.
The Lanier Library offers an annual program open to both members and non-members each spring, as well as a children’s program in July. These events are made possible by the Kirby Endowment Fund and the Polk County Community Foundation.
For more information about the program, the library or membership, please visit or call 828-859-9535.
The Lanier Library, Tryon’s oldest civic institution, is a full-service library with membership open to all for nominal annual dues.

– article submitted
by Gina Malone

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