Scottish folk band draws crowd at the Library

May 30, 2022

It was standing-room-only at the Wareham Free Library on May 29 at a performance by North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk group on the final stop of their tour.

As some music fans sat in chairs in the hallway or perched on a counter, the trio kept the crowd tapping their feet — and laughing at the group’s between-song banter.

One member introduced a love song by saying that you can usually tell a Scottish love song because it’ll be about a man who’s being dumped.

The group has played for 40 years, and recently released a compilation album featuring favorite tunes from their catalog. 

Wareham was the final stop on the group’s first tour since the pandemic began. 

“It’s good to be here,” said Grant Simpson, who plays fiddle. “It’s good to be anywhere.”

The group played a mix of traditional folk tunes and some originals, often encouraging the audience to sing along with a chorus or refrain.

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