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Posted Sunday, June 1, 2008
Under their banner 'Forward With Scotland's Past', Battlefield Band are inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of the modern Scottish cultural scene. This unique quartet mix the old songs and tunes with new self-penned material, playing them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments; bagpipes, synthesizers, fiddles, guitars, cittern, bass, whistles and bouzouki. Battlefield Band pioneered the integration of bagpipes with fiddle, keyboards, guitar and voice.
Battlefield Band NSW Tour Dates: June 2008
'...they remain quite simply the acme of their genre... These are musicians enjoying themselves doing what they do best, and should be essential listening for anyone interested in the way our traditions are being enhanced and expanded, without losing sight of their origins.' - Gordon Potter, Living Tradition, October 2007
"Wow! Not only are Battlefield Band prolific, they're also frighteningly consistent. 'Dookin'' is another stunning album release in a long line of stunning album releases!" - Toxic Pete August 2007, pre-release review
"The unmistakeable sound, spirit and consistent quality of the top Scottish band is undiminished after 30 years and almost as many albums. Songs and tunes to stir the heart" - BBC Radio 2 Folk & Acoustic Website