North Sea Gas @ Chenango Craftsman — 27 Sep 2019

27 SEPTEMBER 2019 @ 7:30 PM
$15 SUGGESTED DONATION (100% to the artists)

Over thirty-eight years and stronger than ever!! North Sea Gas is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all 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 and around the world!

North Sea Gas — When We Go Rolling Home

North Sea Gas have released 19 albums — When We Go Rolling Home being their most recent — and are constantly adding new material to their shows. One of their previous albums, The Fire and the Passion of Scotland was named Album of the Year at Celtic Radio in the U.S., winning first place in the “Jigs and Reels” category, as well for the set of tunes on the album. All of their previous albums continue to be very popular with fans all over the world, as evidenced by the Scottish Music Industry Association gold and silver awards for: “Dark Island”,  “Lochanside”, “Glencoe Massacre”, “Edinburgh Toon”, “Rosslyn”, “Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go”, and “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland”.

Their show and albums consist of traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material arranged in their signature style along with their humor and story-telling. This proves popular during their regular tours of Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Turkey, and many other destinations both in and outside of their home in Scotland. Every year, there are appearances on television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic including Late Night Saturday, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and PBS’s Song of the Mountains.

In the past the band recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million, performed in Istanbul, Turkey for the British Consulate, and recently had the honor of performing at the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

In addition to regular tours at home and abroad, they have taken their show to theatres, arts centers, colleges, schools, libraries, and  community halls around the world. Touring, and seeing their native Scotland and other parts of the world 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” shows a wonderful atmosphere and universal appeal.

“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.” — Celtic Radio – Boston

“No airs and graces just fantastic music” —

“…..they inherit the mantle vacated by The Corries and The McCalmans with tight vocal harmonies and well-chosen material…..provide a solid well-honed sound vocally strong and musically complimentary…..most commendable about North Sea Gas is their ability to balance up tempo material with quieter more thoughtful moments and treat each with commitment and professionalism. “Fire in the Glen” is an excellent showcase for their talents and shows them taking the Scottish ballad group mantle with fire and grace.” — John O’Regan

Chenango Craftsman sessions are an occasional series of concerts and live recording events which take place at the home of Sarah Gerk and Andru Bemis in Binghamton, New York. Because of the intimate nature of the space, sessions at the Chenango Craftsman are by invitation only. This can come from a performer’s newsletter or website, through our periodic email newsletter (sign up here), or from an acquaintance, family member, or other guest.
Recordings from the Chenango Craftsman are broadcast during the Audio Classics Local Music Hour on WBDY-LP 99.5 FM, Binghamton’s community radio station. The Local Music Hour airs weekdays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and weekends at 7 p.m.
100% of audience donations go directly to the artists. To ensure a seat for you at the performance, and so we know how many folks to expect, we encourage you to make your donation in advance by clicking the green “Reserve Your Seat!” button above. Guests without advance reservations may donate (cash or check) at the concert, and will be seated according to availability. Reasonably well-behaved kiddos and babies are always welcome.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Join us for potluck-style food, snacks, and drinks before the concert, if you wish. Don’t feel that you must bring something to be included; there’s enough for everybody. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and will continue til 9 p.m. or so. Feel free to stay and visit after the performance, and don’t be afraid to arrive late or leave early if your schedule requires it.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Andru.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!