Music on the Delaware and its Coffeehouse at the Theater series will open their seasons this weekend.
Scottish band North Sea Gas will be the first performance of the Music on the Delaware season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Theater. It will be preceded by an open jam session at 6:30 p.m.
One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands, according to a media release, North Sea Gas consists of founding member Dave Gilfillan, along with Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. They offer three-part harmonies, humor, and a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistle, banjo and bodhran. The band has performed around the globe, including China, where they recorded a show for Chinese television in 2008.
North Sea Gas has recorded more than 15 albums. The group performs traditional, contemporary, and original works put together in a style of their own.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $30 for family.
There will be free workshop to be conducted by North Sea Gas band members at the William B. Ogden Library from 1 to 2 p.m.
Tickets for the North Sea Gas concert are available at the door of the theater, at www.waltontheatre.org, or at the following businesses: the National Bank of Delaware County in Andes, Good Cheap Food in Delhi, Catskill Country Market in Downsville, Paul White Insurance and NBDC in Franklin, NBDC in Hamden, at Masonville General Store and Sidney Federal Credit Union and NBDC in Walton. For more information, call 865-6829 or 865-6983.
Future concerts for the Music on the Delaware 2013-14 season are Molasses Creek on Oct. 5, Brother Sun on Nov. 16, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters on Feb. 8, and Cherish the Ladies on April 5.
The Coffeehouse season will open with the country/western duo Country Classics at 6 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the Walton Theatre. The coffeehouse series features local/regional musicians, in this case, local country musicians Wes St. Onge and Bob Utter.
Rhythm guitarist and vocalist St. Onge and steel pedal guitarist Utter have performed together for almost 40 years, primarily in the country band, Country Blend. Their performance will feature classic country numbers from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. This is a free performance. Coffee, tea and desserts will be served, and donations will be accepted.