Turning up the Gas as Lossie Loon Grant comes home

North Sea Gas playing in the United States - return to Lossie this week.
North Sea Gas playing in the United States – they return to Lossie this week.

THE LOSSIEMOUTH WAREHOUSE will hold one of its most anticipated annual events on Sunday when local man Grant Simpson returns for his annual ‘homecoming’ concert with North Sea Gas.

In a career spanning over 30 years, North Sea Gas have now been regarded as one of Scotland’s finest folk bands – with an international reputation that sees them performing regularly around the world.

Ronnie MacDonald, Dave Gilfillan and Lossie Loon Grant have become renowned in particular for their three-part harmonies – but also for their musicianship and on-stage humour.

Regardless if they are playing to an audience of a few dozen or, as was the case when they recorded for Chinese television, 800 million, the band retain the same captivating style that won Gold and Silver discs from the Scottish Music Industry Association.

Grant said: “It is always a wonderful atmosphere in this wonderful little theatre in Lossie, and I am delighted to be returning with the boys on what is a very special year for us.

“We are celebrating two anniversaries – 35 years on the road for North Sea Gas, and ten years with our current line-up. We have a new album out – Fire in the Glen – and a completely new show to perform with new songs, new jokes – and a few old ones!

“This will also be our 10th consecutive year that we have played in Lossiemouth and that is always great for me – it gives me a chance to see my parents for a change!”

North Sea Gas appear at the Warehouse Theatre on Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £10 can be purchased online now from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/330795