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NORTH SEA GAS + ORPHEAN SPRIG

February 28, 2024

7:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome the renowned “North Sea Gas” to Baldock Folk Club!

Over thirty-nine 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 humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world!

They have released 22 albums with “Hearth & Homeland” being the most recent and are constantly adding new material to their shows. One of their previous albums, “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland, was “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 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 their albums, consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together, in a style all their own, 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 TV and Radio on both sides of the Atlantic including “Late Night Saturday,” “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour,” and “Song of the Mountains” shown on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the U.S.

Originally crossing paths in the session scene of Cambridge, Orphean Sprig are an instrumental folk band with a shared passion for the traditional music of Scotland. Comprising a guitar, three fiddles, and occasional viola, they explore arrangements of traditional, contemporary, and self-penned tunes, creating a rich texture and original sound. As a nod to their beginnings, they like to include an element of spontaneity in performances, a characteristic of the sessions in which they met. Their debut EP ‘Wandering’ was released in summer 2023.



The Tangler’s Irregulars Session

The Tangler’s Irregulars will be back at the Cock Pub on Sunday, 25th February from 2:30pm.  Why not come and join us at this lovely, friendly pub and hear some great music? Irish Traditional Music, Americana, Old Time and Country, Irish and Scottish songs, with the odd popular classic thrown in. Musicians welcome to join in but please let Brian know you’re coming 07768 274037. Everyone else welcome to come along and listen. Free entry, and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Cock, High Street, Baldock. SG7 6BG.


Our regular club nights take place at The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW every other Wednesday and are free unless otherwise stated. However do please bring some cash for the whip round for the performers – they’ve had a hard time recently and need our support! Doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm.

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