To book Battlefield Band to appear at your event contact ...
e: Dr JOHN BARROW
m: +44(0)7968 13 17 37
Temple Records are working hard on the final details to enable them to release Battlefield's new album entitled, BEG, BORROW or STEAL, sometime in August 2015.
The album has an impressive 'cast list' of guest musicians ...
Nuala Kennedy (Ireland: gaelic song and D whistle)
Jim Kilpatrick (Scotland: snare and bass drums)
Barry Gray (Australia: Highland bagpipe)
Aaron Jones (Ireland: vocals and bouzouki)
Alison Kinnaird (Scotland: Scottish harp)
Leo McCann (Ireland: melodeon)
Don Meade (USA: harmonica)
Tony Demarco (USA: fiddle)
John Martin (Scotland: fiddle and low whistle)
Christine Primrose (Scotland: gaelic song)
Robin Morton (Irteland: bodhran and chorus vocals)
Mike Whellans (Scotland: mouth organ)
"As fresh as new mown hay...their live show was a revelation, their new album is a keeper" (Irish Music Magazine).
"Still at the cutting edge of folk music" (Piping Today).
BATTLEFIELD BAND are one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music. Inspired by their rich heritage and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which they have done much to create and fuel, their seamless fusion of ancient and contemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, confirming their position as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition.
Named after the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield, where the group was formed by four student friends in 1969, they have now been on the world's roads for over forty five years, distilling their own unique form of the Scottish spirit. They've performed in Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Syria, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, U.S.A., Canada, Uzbekistan, China and the U.K; breaking down barriers and pioneering many new directions which others have followed. Angry, joyful, raucous, contemplative, their music is most importantly - accessible to all.
During the years there have been many line-up changes and indeed the band are remarkable for the smooth and organic way in which these changes have taken place. Their continued creativity, freshness and enthusiasm is due to the positive way they have viewed and used these changes.
Latest release Room Enough For All (awarded Album of the Year at the prestigious MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013) captures the fiery instrumental dynamics, intuitive interplay and understanding between world class musicians, while their plaintive ballads and tales of social history are as powerful and relevant as ever.
See here for more about Battlefield Band.