Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson and Ronnie (Mac) MacDonald are North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. Recipients of Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association, the group regularly sells out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world. Free and open to the public.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.
EVENT: Folk Concert, North Sea Gas
DATE: Wednesday, September 26
TIME: 7pm, Wellesley Library, Wakelin Room
Grammy-nominated self-conducting chamber orchestra A Far Cry will bring its original style of classical music to Wellesley College’s Jewett Center in concert on September 22 at 7:30pm.
A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly knit collective of young professional musicians who expand the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced; the Boston-based group has been embraced throughout the world, with hundreds of performances coast to coast and across the globe, and hundreds of thousands of online views of live-streamed concerts and YouTube archives. Dreams and Prayers and Law of Mosaics, the first albums from A Far Cry’s in-house label, Crier Records, have collectively garnered a Grammy nomination and critical acclaim from the New Yorker’s Alex Ross.
The performance kicks off A Far Cry’s Music Department fall residency.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm
WHERE: Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public
The band meets most Monday evenings from September to June, and takes a relaxed approach to music making, with the emphasis on enjoyment of playing marches, show tunes, light classical and traditional wind band music.
The first rehearsal of the new season is Monday, September 17, from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Wellesley High School band room. Registration is through the Recreation Department, either in person or online . (This online link may generate a “NOTICE MESSAGE Your current session has ended” dialog box; just click “OK”. The band’s activity number is #545899). You can also register at the first couple of rehearsals, but must bring a check for $160 (Wellesley residents) or $170 (non-Wellesley residents).