The Battlefield Band
Sunday, November 8, 2009, 8:00 pm forward with Scotland's past $18.50 advance / $19.50 at door
November 08 8:00 pm

Formed in 1975 in the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield, this band has spent over three decades offering their contagious version of "the real Scotland," a blend of songs old and new, played on a combination of ancient and modern instruments—bagpipes, synthesizer, fiddle, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion.

Named "Best Live Act" at the 2003 Scots Trad Music Awards, the Battlefield Band lineup includes founding member, keyboardist, and vocalist Alan Reid, fiddle prodigy and multi-instrumentalist Alasdair White, Highland piper Mike Katz, and Sean O'Donnell, an accomplished guitar player and singer, who also plays bass, bouzouki, and cittern.

Tonight, the foursome propel the Freight "forward with Scotland's past"—clapping and stomping all the way—with tunes from their latest album, Zama Zama . . . Try Your Luck (Temple), and other gems drawn from their long history.

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