Battlefield Band
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

forward with Scotland's past

$24 advance / $26 door

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March 28 8:00 pm

Battlefield BandThe ever-evolving Battlefield Band, formed by a group of friends in the Glasgow neighborhood of Battlefield in 1969, plays Celtic music ancient and modern, original and traditional. “What the internationally renowned Irish band, the Chieftains, have done for traditional Irish music, Battlefield Band are doing for the music of Scotland,” says Billboard Magazine, and The Guardian calls the band “one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene.” The line-up has changed over the years, but the Washington Post calls this “the best Battlefield Band in years,” and says “the band’s chemistry at this point is uncanny.” With Alasdair White on fiddle, bouzouki, whistle, and pipes, Mike Katz on guitar, bass, bouzouki, whistles, and pipes, Sean O’Donnell on guitar and vocals, and Ewen Henderson on fiddle, pipes, vocals, and piano, the band stands behind their motto – “forward with Scotland’s past” – playing the time-honored music of Scotland with respect for tradition and a touch of innovation.

The band has remained at the crest of the Celtic music wave for 40 years, releasing more than 30 albums, including their latest, Room Enough for All, which the website calls “a masterful look at Scottish traditional music today, highlighting both the old traditions and new ideas inspired by their Scottish roots.” The Scots Trad Music Awards honored the band as Best Live Act in 2003 and Scottish Folk Band of the Year in 2011, and named Room Enough for All Album of the Year for 2013. Tonight the foursome serves up a blend of old and new on instruments ancient and modern, with fresh originals as well as gems drawn from their long and distinguished history.

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