North Sea Gas set to pump the music in Keith

One of the top Scottish folk bands in the country are to play a concert in Keith over the Easter weekend in a warm-up event for the TMSA Festival in June.

North Sea Gas has been performing for over thirty years and are still going strong. They are one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. 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.

Fiddler on the band is Grant Simpson who is originally from Lossiemouth and has been playing with North Sea Gas since 2006.

Grant, along with his fellow band members, Ronnie and Dave have been in Keith numerous times including performing at the Keith Festival weekend in 2009.

Commenting on the upcoming concert Festival Chairman, Kathleen Anderson, said: “It is great that such a talented and popular group as North Sea Gas are coming back to Keith entertain us.

“This concert helps us raised funds to run the Festival and gives people a taste of the kind of entertainment they can expect at our weekend in June. More importantly though it gives people the chance to enjoy Scottish traditional/folk music out with the festival weekend.

“We hope that we can get a good crowd along to the concert so that there’s a great atmosphere at what will be a fantastic concert.”

North Sea Gas will be performing in concert at The Royal Hotel, Keith on Saturday, April 4.

Tickets, which are on sale for £8, can be purchased from Mither Tongue, Mid Street, Keith by e-mailing or telephone Sandy McCombie on 01542 882638. For more information log on to the website or join the Facebook page at

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