Versatile Celts

Battlefield Band - Line-up
Battlefield Band

Line-Up (Temple Records /Cadiz Music, 2011)

At this time, Battlefield Band is undoubtedly one of the pillars of contemporary Scottish folk music. Although they have been around for many years, their music still sounds fresh and captivating, characterized by fiery dual fiddles and pipes. Line-Up is their new album and it contains an excellent mix of original and rearranged traditional tunes that will please Celtic music fans.

On Line-Up you’ll find vibrant instrumentals and the beautifully crafted melancholic ballads. Battlefield Band go beyond the folk traditions of Scotland, incorporating Irish tunes and even a Scottish adaption of the Otis Redding’s soul classic “That’s How Strong My Love Is”.

The current incarnation of Battlefield Band includes multi-instrumentalists Mike Katz on  bagpipes, whistles, bouzouki, guitar, bass, vocals; Alasdair White on fiddle, whistle, bouzouki, bagpipes;  Sean O’Donnell on vocals, guitar, cittern; Ewen Henderson on fiddle, bagpipes, vocals, piano. Ewen Henderson is the latest addition to the band. He hails from the Highlands of Scotland.

Line-Up is another superb album by one of the most significant bands in the Celtic music arena.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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