> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Scottish Folk / Volume I: Farewell to Nova Scotia

Scottish Folk / Volume I: Farewell to Nova Scotia

Battlefield Band: Scottish Folk (Arfolk SB 349)

Scottish Folk
Battlefield Band

Arfolk SB 349 (LP, France, 1976)

Volume I: Farewell to Nova Scotia
Battlefield Band

Escalibur BUR 806 (LP, France, 1976)
Escalibur CE 1806 (cassette, France, 1976)
Escalibur CD 802 (CD, France, 1996)

Battlefield Band: Volume I: Farewell to Nova Scotia (Escalibur CE 1806)
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Recorded by Willy Wenger

Musicians

Brian McNeill, fiddle, vocals;
Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals;
Ricky Starrs, guitar, mandolin, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Richmond / Le Reel Du Pendu (2.33)
  2. Farewell to Nova Scotia (Roud 384) (4.20)
  3. Denis Murphy's Slide (2.33)
  4. The Bonny Whaling Laddie (5.15)
  5. The Bonnie Wee Lassie Who Never Said No (Roud 2903) (3.13)
  6. Pipe Tunes: The Highland Brigade at Waterloo / The 74th Highlanders / The 93rd's Farewell to Gibraltar (6.10)
  1. The Ryebuck Shearer (Roud 24820) (4.45)
  2. The Four Poster Bed / Staten Island / Colonel Rodney (3.07)
  3. The Back o’ Benachie (Roud 406; Laws M13; G/D 5:1012) (5.05)
  4. Revie's Reel / Mary McMahon (2.50)
  5. The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69) (3.13)
  6. Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore (Roud 1419; Henry H192) (5.37)

All tracks trad. arr. Battlefield Band

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Battlefield Band / Volume II: Wae's Me for Prince Charlie

Battlefield Band / Volume II: Wae's Me for Prince Charlie

Battlefield Band: Battlefield Band (Arfolk SB 358)

Battlefield Band
Battlefield Band

Arfolk SB 358 (LP, France, 1977)

Volume II: Wae's Me for Prince Charlie
Battlefield Band

Escalibur BUR 807 (LP, France, 1978)

Battlefield Band: Volume II: Wae's Me for Prince Charlie (Escalibur BUR 807)
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Musicians

Brian McNeill, vocals [4, 7], fiddle [1-3, 5-6, 10], viola [10], guitar [1], mandola [7-8], concertina [4, 10];
Alan Reid, vocals [2, 4], keyboards [1, 4-10], piano [3], guitar [2], accordion [10];
John Gagahan, whistle [1-10], concertina [6-7], bones [1, 10];
Jamie McMenemy, vocals [4, 9], mandola [1-3, 5-10], whistle [6-7], banjo 10[];

with
Ian MacDonald, Highland pipes [5];
Angus McGregor, Northumbrian pipes [8];
David John Munro, uilleann pipes [2, 10];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Pipe Major George Allan (4.55)
  2. Wae's Me for Prince Charlie (Roud 16902) (4.05)
  3. Lady Madeleine Sinclair / The Spey in Spate / The Duke of Perth (3.09)
  4. The Hieland Sodger (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91; Henry H782) (3.34)
  5. The Streaker / The Wee Man from Skye / The Irish Washer Wife (4.06)
  1. The Arran Boat / The Canty Old Man / Drummond Castle (5.29)
  2. The Lothian Hairst (Roud 2165; G/D 3:404) (3.31)
  3. The Barngann Gil (2.52)
  4. Mormond Braes (Roud 2171; G/D 6:1142) (5.17)
  5. Cherish the Ladies / The Rambling Pitchfork (3.59)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Donald McLeod;
Track 2 William Glen;
Track 3b James Scott Skinner;

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Battlefield Band

Battlefield Band

Battlefield Band: Battlefield Band (Topic 12TS313)

Battlefield Band
Battlefield Band

Topic Records 12TS313 (LP, UK, 1977)
Temple Records COMD2055 (CD, UK, 1994)

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Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Edinburgh;
Produced by Robin Morton;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Brian McNeill, vocals [4, 11], fiddle [3, 6-9], cittern [1, 6, 11], viola [2], concertina [4], mandoline [3, 5, 10];
Alan Reid, vocals [4-5, 8, 11], organ [1-3, 6-9, 11], guitar [4-5, 10];
John Gagahan, whistle [1, 3-4, 6-11], concertina [2, 5];
Jamie McMenemy, vocals [2, 4-5, 8, 11], cittern [1, 3-10], Portuguese guitarra [6, 11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Silver Spear / Humours of Tulla (2.30)
  2. The Shipyard Apprentice (3.49)
  3. Crossing the Minch / Minnie Hynd / The Glasgow Gaelic Club
  4. The Brisk Young Lad (Roud 6139; G/D 4:892)
  5. Birnie Bouzie (Roud 3343; G/D 4:876)
  6. Compliments of the Band: Sir David Davidson of Cantray / A.A. Cameron’s Strathspey / Scott Skinner’s Compliments to Dr. MacDonald
  1. Bonny Jean / Paddy Fahey’s Reel / Joseph’s Fancy / The Hag’s Reel
  2. It Was All for Our Rightful King (Roud 5789)
  3. The Inverness Gathering / Marquis of Huntly’s Strathspey / John MacNeil’s Reel
  4. Miss Margaret Brown’s Favourite / Deserts of Tulloch
  5. The Cruel Brother (Roud 26; Child 11) (5.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Archie Fisher, Norman Buchan, Bobby Campbell;
Track 6a Joseph Lowe;
Track 6c James Scott Skinner;
Track 9b Marshall;
Track 10a Nathaniel Gow

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: At the Front

Battlefield Band: At the Front

Battlefield Band: At the Front (Topic 12TS381)

At the Front
Battlefield Band

Topic Records 12TS381 (LP, UK, 1978)
Temple Records COMD2056 (CD, UK, 1994)

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Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Edinburgh;
Produced by Robin Morton;
Notes by Jamie McMenemy;
Design by Tony Engle;
Front cover photograph used by kind permission of Mr William McMenemy

Musicians

Alan Reid, lead vocals [4, 7], vocals [2, 6, 9, 11], pedal organ [1-7, 9-11], electric piano [1, 6, 8], piano [12];
Brian McNeill, vocals [6, 9, 11], fiddle [1, 3-6, 10], concertina [2, 7, 12], mandolin [5, 8-10, 12], bouzouki [8], cittern [11];
Pat Kilbride, lead vocals [2, 11], vocals [4, 6-7, 9], guitar [1-6, 8, 10-12], bodhrán [7], cittern [9];
Jamie McMenemy, lead vocals [6, 9], vocals [4, 7, 11], mandolin [1], cittern [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 12], whistles [3, 7, 10-11], bouzouki [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Lady Carmichael / South of the Grampians / Mickie Ainsworth (4.06)
  2. The Bachelor (Roud 1572; G/D 7:1291) (2.58)
  3. Ge Do Theid Mi Do M’Leabaidh (2.26)
  4. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (4.00)
  5. Jenny Nettles / The Grays of Tongside (2.40)
  6. Tae the Beggin’ (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (3.01)
  1. The Tamosher (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493) (2.36)
  2. The Blackbird and the Thrush / The Moray Club (2.41)
  3. Lang Jonnie Moir (Roud 3100; Child 251; G/D 2:246) (5.20)
  4. The Brown Milkmaid / Dunnottar Castle / Maid of Glengarrysdale / Disused Railway (4.41)
  5. The Lady Leroy (Roud 1889; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (4.00)
  6. Stirling Castle / Earl of Mansfield (2.05)

All tracks trad. arr. Battlefield Band except
Track 1b Porteous;
Track 1c Cooper;
Track 5b Aly Bain arr. J. MacFadyn;
Track 8a Carolan;
Track 10d Craib;
Track 12b J. McEwan

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Stand Easy

Battlefield Band: Stand Easy

Battlefield Band: Stand Easy (Topic 12TS404)

Stand Easy
Battlefield Band

Topic Records 12TS404 (LP, UK, 1979)

Stand Easy & Preview
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2052 (CD w/ bonus tracks, UK, 1994)

Battlefield Band: Stand Easy (Temple COMD2052)
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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, in 1979;
Front cover photograph by courtesy of the British Tourist Association;
Battlefield Band photographs by Keith Morris;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Brian McNeill, fiddle, viola, bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, banjo, concertina, vocals;
Alan Reid, synthesisers, pedal organ, Hammond organ, electric and acoustic piano, vocals;
Jenny Clark, dulcimer, guitar, cittern, whistle, vocals;
Duncan MacGillivray, highland pipes, whistle, mouth organ, guitar, vocal

Tracks

Stand Easy Side 1Stand Easy Side 2
  1. Miss Drummond of Perth / Fiddler’s Joy / Traditional Reel / The Shetland Fiddler (3.23)
  2. Seven Braw Gowns (Roud 846; G/D 7:1385) (2.38)
  3. Miss Drummond of Perth's Favourite Scotch Measure / Miss MacLeod's Minuet (3.32)
  4. My Last Farewell to Stirling (Roud 5160; G/D 8:1534) / Cuidich’n Righ (To Serve the King) (4.02)
  5. I Hae Laid a Herrin’ in Salt / My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing / The Banks of the Allan (3.38)
  6. The Battle of Falkirk Muir (Up and Run Awa' Hawley) (3.18)
  1. John D. Burgess / The Braemar Gathering (4.11)
  2. I Hae Nae Kith I Hae Nae Kin (3.51)
  3. Miss Lyall / Small Coals for Nailers / Bleaton Gardens (2.16)
  4. Christ Has My Hart Ay (3.00)
  5. Joe McGann’s Fiddle / Center’s Bonnet (4.44)
CD Bonus Tracks: Preview

Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded at Temple Records Studio, Scotland, in 1980

Sylvia Barnes, vocals, dulcimer, bodhrán;
Jim Barnes, Guitar;
Duncan MacGillivray, highland pipes, whistle;
Brian McNeill, fiddle, bouzouki;
Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals

  1. Rantin' Rovin' Robin (Roud V28828) (3.36)
  2. 74th Highlanders' Farewell to Edinburgh / The Cup of Tea (2.32)
  3. Bonny Lass Come Ower the Burn (0.49)
  4. Lord Huntly's Cave / The Lady in the Bottle / Stewart Chisholm's Walkabout (5.23)

All tracks trad. except;
Track 1c D. McLeod;
Track 2 melody Duncan MacGillivray;
Track 4b N. McSwayde;
Track 7a George Cockburn;
Track 7b G.S. MacLennan;
Track 8 melody Brian McNeill;
Track 10 melody Alan Reid;
Track 13a William MacKinnon;
Track 15c Stuart Finlayson

> Folk Music > Records > Alan Reid & Brian McNeill: Sidetracks

Alan Reid & Brian McNeill: Sidetracks

Alan Reid & Brian McNeill: Sidetracks (Topic 12TS417)

Sidetracks
Founder Members of the Battlefield Band Play the Traditional Music of Scotland
Alan Reid & Brian McNeill

Topic Records 12TS417 (LP, UK, 1980)

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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton at Temple Records Studios, September 1979-July 1980;
Photography by Keith Morris;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals [8, 10], lead vocals [1, 3, 5], backing vocals [1, 3, 7], organ [1-3, 5-11], electric piano [1, 3, 7-11], synthesiser [1-3, 5-11], guitar [2, 11], piano [6];
Brian McNeill, lead vocals [7], backing vocals [1, 3, 5], fiddle [1-4, 6-7, 9, 11], viola [1, 9], hurdy-gurdy [4, 8], concertina [4], cittern [4-5, 7], mandolin [6-7, 9], bouzouki [6], tenor banjo [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Gallant Grahams (Roud 5618) (3.18)
  2. Sgian S'gur / Farewell to Barra (2.59)
  3. Atholl Gathering (2.15)
  4. The Hawk that Swoops on High / Crabs in the Skillet (2.57)
  5. Twa Bonny Maidens (2.31)
  6. Jig / Sgian Dubh / There's Three Guid Fellows / Leslie's March (3.22)
  1. Barrett's Privateers (3.59)
  2. Lady Kilmarnock's Lament (3.28)
  3. Mr Dundas McQueen's / Mrs Dundas of Arniston / The Highlander's Knee Buckle / The Ardrasar Blacksmith (3.08)
  4. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (4.47)
  5. The Cove of Cork / Short Life to Stepmothers / Dr Morrison's Seven Thistles (3.46)

All tracks trad. arr except
Track 2b Johnstone;
Track 7 Stan Rogers;
Tracks 9ab Niel Gow;
Track 9d MacRae;
Track 11c James Scott Skinner

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is

Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is

Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is (Temple TP010)

Home Is Where the Van Is
Battlefield Band

Temple Records TP005 (LP, UK, 1980)
Spriggan Records SPR 006 (LP, Germany, 1980)
Flying Fish Records FF-250 (LP, USA, 1981)
Temple Records COMD2006 (CD, UK, 1988)

Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is (Temple COMD2006)
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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton ar Temple Records Studio, Scotland;
Engineered by Martin Colledge;
Photos by Ian Ruthven;
Graphics by Jim Hutcheson

Musicians

Alan Reid, lead vocals [4-5, 8], vocals [2, 10], backing vocals [5, 8], keyboards [], organ [1-2, 5, 9-11], synthesiser [1-3, 5-12], electric piano [1, 6-8, 11], piano [3, 12];
Brian McNeill, lead vocals [10], vocals [2, 5], backing vocals [8], fiddle [1, 3-4, 6-11], viola [9, 12], mandolin [2], cittern [3], bouzouki [1, 6, 10], concertina [5], hurdy-gurdy [8];
Duncan MacGillivray, vocals [], pipes [], mouth organ [], whistle [], guitar [];
Ged Foley, lead vocals [2], vocals [5, 10], Northumbrian pipes [3-4, 9], guitar [1-2, 6, 8, 11-12], mandolin [1, 5, 7, 10]

with
Martin Colledge, tenor banjo [6-7], electric guitar [12];
Robin Morton, bodhrán [6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Major Malley's March and Reel / Malcolm Currie (2.19)
  2. Bonny Barbry-O (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (3.09)
  3. Look Across the Water / Mrs.Garden of Troup / The Keelman Ower Land (4.28)
  4. Braw Lads o' Galla Water (Roud 2578) (3.28)
  5. Up and Waur Them A', Willie (Roud 6790; G/D 6:1268) (3.14)
  6. Joseph MacDonald's Jig / The Snuff Wife / Thief of Lochaber (3.49)
  1. Cockle Geordie / Miss Graham / Miss Thompson (3.59)
  2. The Boar and the Fox (4.01)
  3. Blackhall Rocks (2.45)
  4. The Lads o' the Fair (3.56)
  5. The Cowal Gathering / The Iron Man / Dancing Feet / Dick Gossip's Reel (4.25)
  6. Mary Cassidy (2.28)

Tracks 1a, 2, 3c, 4, 7abc, 8, 11d trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Track 1b William Gray;
Tracks 3a, 10 Brian McNeill;
Track 3b Robert Petrie;
Track 5 words trad., tune Alan Reid;
Track 6a trad. / 2nd & 3rd part Duncan McGillivray;
Track 6c trad. / 3rd & 4th part Donald MacLeod;
Tracks 6b, 7c trad.;
Track 9 Ged Foley;
Track 11a John Maclellan;
Track 11b James Scott Skinner;
Track 11c G.S. Maclennan;
Track 12 Alan Reid

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: There's a Buzz

Battlefield Band: There's a Buzz

Battlefield Band: There's a Buzz (Temple TP010)

There's a Buzz
Battlefield Band

Temple Records TP010 (LP, UK, 1982)
Flying Fish Records FF-299 (LP, USA, 1982)
Spriggan Records SPR 011 (LP, Germany, 1983)
Temple Records COMD2007 (CD, UK, 1988)

Battlefield Band: There's a Buzz (Temple COMD2007)
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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton ar Temple Records Studio, Scotland;
Graphics by John Gagahan

Musicians

Alan Reid, lead vocals [2, 9], vocals [4, 11], keyboards [1-12];
Brian McNeill, lead vocals [4], vocals [2, 9], fiddle [1-2, 4-8, 10-11], viola [5], mandolin [3], cittern [3, 11], bouzouki [4, 8], concertina [9];
Duncan MacGillivray, vocals [2, 4, 9], pipes [1, 4, 6, 8, 10], mouth organ [2, 11], whistle [5-6, 9, 11], guitar [3-4, 7];
Ged Foley, lead vocals [9], vocals [2, 4], Northumbrian pipes [2-3, 5], guitar [1-4, 6, 8-11], mandolin [4, 7]

with
Dougie Pincock, flute [2], pipes [8];
Robin Morton, trumpet [3]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bessie MacIntyre / Johnny MacDonald's Reel / Roddy MacDonald's Fancy (3.08)
  2. Shining Clear (4.25)
  3. Sir Sydney Smith's March (3.47)
  4. A Chance As Good As Any / Reid's Rant (3.17)
  5. Lord Haddo's Favourite (3.41)
  6. Tending the Steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie Cattle Wife (3.10)
  1. The Presbyterian Hornpipe / The Watchmaker's Daughter / The Hurricane (3.58)
  2. The Battle of Waterloo / Kilcoy's March / The Quaker (4.52)
  3. One Miner's Life / The Image of God (4.59)
  4. Kantara to El 'Arish / Christmas Carousal / Willie Ray's Loomhouse (2.58)
  5. The Green Plaid (3.44)

Track 1a William MacLean;
Track 1b James Center (1906);
Track 1c trad., 2nd, 3rd & 4th part Donald McLeod;
Track 2 Robert Louis Stevenson, Alan Reid;
Tracks 3, 5, 7a, 8b, 10bc, 11 trad. arr. Battefield Band;
Track 4a, 7b Brian McNeill;
Track 4b Alan Reid;
Track 6a trad. / 3rd & 4th part Duncan McGillivray;
Track 6b J. Wilson;
Track 6c Duncan McGillivray;
Track 7c James Scott Skinner;
Track 8ac trad. arr. Donald McLeod;
Track 9a Ed Pickford;
Track 9b Joe Corrie, Alan Reid;
Track 10a Pipe Major Willie Fergusson

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Anthem for the Common Man

Battlefield Band: Anthem for the Common Man

Battlefield Band: Anthem for the Common Man (Temple TP015)

Anthem for the Common Man
Battlefield Band

Temple Records TP015 (LP, UK, 1984)
Spriggan Records SPR 014 (LP, Germany, 1984)
Temple Records COMD2008 (CD, UK, 1988)

Battlefield Band: Anthem for the Common Man (Temple COMD2008)
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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton ar Temple Records Studio, Scotland;
Cover painting by Tomas Corson Morton (1859-1928);
Sleeve design and graphics by Jim Hutcheson

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals [2, 4, 7-8, 10-11], keyboards [1-11];
Brian McNeill, lead vocals [4], vocals [7, 11], fiddle [1-6, 8-9], mandocello [1, 3, 5, 7, 11], cittern [2], guitar [4], electric guitar [11];
Dougie Pincock, vocals [4, 7, 11], Highland pipes [1, 3, 6, 9], small pipes [2, 7, 10], whistle [1, 3, 5, 7-8], flute [2, 4, 8, 11], mandolin [3];
Alistair Russell, lead vocals [2, 8, 11], vocals [4, 7], guitar [1-9, 11], cittern [1, 3]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Four Minute Warning: The Tide's Out / James MacLellans Favourite / Dougies Decision / The Ferryman / Lady Doll Sinclair (4.36)
  2. The Old Changing Way (3.30)
  3. The Hook of Holland / Dominic MacGowan (4.35)
  4. The Snows of France and Holland (3.40)
  5. Sauchiehall Street Salsa: McHughs Other Foot / The Man With Two Women (3.40)
  1. Anthem (The Scots Lament) (3.35)
  2. The Yew Tree (4.00)
  3. The Port of Call (4.30)
  4. Ina MacKenzie / The Braes of Mellinish / Troy's Wedding (3.12)
  5. Miners' Wives (2.12)
  6. I Am the Common Man (2.55)

Tracks 1ae, 5b, 9b trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Tracks 1b, 3b Duncan Johnstone;
Tracks 1c, 5a John Gagahan;
Track 1d Donald MacLeod;
Track 2 Richard Thompson;
Tracks 3a, 4, 7 Brian McNeill;
Track 6 James Oswald (18th century);
Track 8 Kieran Halpin;
Track 9a Pipe Major Ronald Lawrie;
Track 9c Colin Magee;
Tracks 10-11 Joe Corrie, Alan Reid

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Celtic Hotel

Battlefield Band: Celtic Hotel

Battlefield Band: Celtic Hotel (Temple TP027)

Celtic Hotel
Battlefield Band

Temple Records TP027 (LP, UK, 1987)
Temple Records COMD2002 (CD, UK, 1987?)

Battlefield Band: Celtic Hotel (Temple COMD2002)
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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton ar Temple Records Studio, Scotland;
Cutting engineer: Ray Staff;
Photography by Robin Morton;
Sleeve design by John Haxby

Musicians

Alan Reid, lead vocals [4-5, 9], vocals [2, 7, 10], keyboards [1-3, 5-12];
Brian McNeill, lead vocals [2, 5], vocals [7], fiddle [1, 3, 5-8, 10, 12], viola [6], mandolin [3], mandocello [2-3], acoustic guitar [9-10], electric guitar [1, 12], cittern [6], bouzouki [5], concertina [4, 11];
Dougie Pincock, vocals [2, 5, 9], Highland pipes [1, 5-6, 8, 12], Scottish small pipes [7, 9, 11], flute [3, 8, 10], whistle [1, 4-6, 8], low whistle [8], saxophone [7], soprano saxophone [6], alto saxophone [2, 10, 12], bodhrán [3-4], percussion [12];
Alistair Russell, vocals [2, 4-5, 7, 9-10], guitar [1-3, 5-12];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Conway's Farewell / Andy Renwick's Ferret / Short-Coated Mary (3.35)
  2. Seacoalers (2.45)
  3. Return to Kashmagiro / The Cuddy with the Wooden Leg (3.13)
  4. Jock the Can (3.03)
  5. The Rovin' Dies Hard (6.08)
  6. Muineira Sul Sacrato Della Chiesa (The Jig Danced on the Church Square) / Hyo Y Frwynen (The Magic of the Rush) / E Kostez An Henbont (4.01)
  1. The Celtic Hotel (3.09)
  2. The Left-Handed Fiddler / The Floating Crowbar / The Ships Are Sailing / Lucy Campbell / June Apple (3.12)
  3. We Work the Black Seam (4.23)
  4. The Tail o' the Bank (3.19)
  5. Togail Curs Air Leodhas (Setting a Course for Lewis) (2.45)
  6. Cran Tara (The Fiery Cross) / Madadh Ruadh (The Red Fox) (4.53)

Tracks 1a, 3a, 12ab Dougie Pincock;
Track 1b Gordon Duncan;
Tracks 1c, 6a-c, 8b-e trad.;
Tracks 2, 3b, 5 Brian McNeill;
Tracks 4, 10 Alan Reid;
Track 7 Robin Morton / Battlefield Band;
Track 8a James Scott Skinner;
Track 9 Sting;
Track 11 trad., Dougie Pincock

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Opening Moves

Battlefield Band: Opening Moves

Battlefield Band: Opening Moves (Topic TSCD468)

Opening Moves
Battlefield Band

Topic Records TSCD468 (CD, UK, 1993)

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This collection is a compilation of the three Topic albums by the Battlefield Band, recorded in 1977-79.

Musicians

Brian McNeill, fiddle, viola, cittern, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki, banjo, vocals;
Alan Reid, pedal organ, guitar, piano, synthesisers, organ, vocals;
Jamie McMenemy, cittern, guitarra, mandolin, whictles, bouzouki, vocals [1-12];
John Gagahan, whistle, concertina [1-3];
Pat Kilbride, guitar, bodhrán, cittern, vocals [4-12];
Duncan MacGillivray, highland pipes, whistle, mouth organ, guitar, vocal [13-17];
Jenny Clark, dulcimer, guitar, cittern, whistle, vocals [13-17]

Tracks

  1. Silver Spear / Humours of Tulla (2.30)
  2. The Shipyard Apprentice (3.49)
  3. The Cruel Brother (Roud 26; Child 11) (5.20)
  4. Ge Do Theid Mi Do M’Leabaidh (2.26)
  5. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (4.00)
  6. Jenny Nettles / The Grays of Tongside (2.40)
  7. Tae the Beggin’ (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (3.01)
  8. The Tamosher (Roud 899; G/D 7:1493) (2.36)
  9. The Blackbird and the Thrush / The Moray Club (2.41)
  10. Lang Jonnie Moir (Roud 3100; Child 251; G/D 2:246) (5.20)
  11. The Brown Milkmaid / Dunnottar Castle / Maid of Glengarrysdale / Disused Railway (4.41)
  12. The Lady Leroy (Roud 1889; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a) (4.00)
  13. Miss Drummond of Perth / Fiddler’s Joy / Traditional Reel / The Shetland Fiddler (3.20)
  14. My Last Farewell to Stirling (Roud 5160; G/D 8:1534) / Cuidich’n Right (3.30)
  15. I Hae Laid a Herrin’ in Salt / My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing / The Banks of the Allan (3.35)
  16. The Battle of Falkirk Muir (3.18)
  17. Joe McGann’s Fiddle / Center’s Bonnet (4.47)

All tracks trad. arr. Battlefield Band except
Track 2 Archie Fisher, Norman Buchan, Bobby Campbell;
Track 6b Aly Bain arr. J. MacFadyn;
Track 11d Craib;
Track 13c McLeod;
Track 17a Ctp. D.R. McLennan

Tracks 1-3 are from Battlefield Band (12TS313, 1977);
Tracks 4-12 are from At the Front (12TS381, 1978);
Tracks 13-17 are from Stand Easy (12TS404, 1979)

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Across the Borders

Battlefield Band: Across the Borders

Battlefield Band: Across the Borders (Temple COMD2065)

Across the Borders
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2065 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Recorded by Robin Morton in 1996 during three concerts in Edinburgh's Queen's Hall during the Edinburgh International Festival;
Photos by Marc Marnie, Edinburgh;
Graphic Design by Graham Ogilvie, Edinburgh

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, guitar, accordion, vocals;
Iain MacDonald, bagpipes;
Alistair Russell, guitar, vocals;
John McCusker, fiddle

with guests
Eric Rigler, uilleann pipes [3, 5, 10-11];
Seamus Tansey, flute, whistle [4];
Alison Kinnaird, harp [7], cello [13];
Kate Rusby, chorus vocals [11];
The Radio Sweethearts (John Miller, lead vocals; Martin Heyard, bass; Brian Taylor, electric guitar; Drew Hamill, pedal steel guitar; Francis MacDonald, drums) [14]

Tracks

  1. Miss Sarah MacManus / The Appropiate Dipstick / Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome to Shetland (4.06)
  2. Tramps & Hawkers (Roud 1974; Henry H570) (6.09)
  3. Snow on the Hills / Xesus and Felisa (4.30)
  4. The Concert Reel / The Green Mountain (2.24)
  5. The Arran Convict (4.40)
  6. My Home Town / Kalabakan (3.40)
  7. Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh (The Lament for Red-haired Iain) (4.54)
  8. The Trimdon Grange Explosion (Roud 3189) (4.09)
  9. Simon Thoumire's Jig / Shake a Leg / RíL Gan Ainm (4.05)
  10. Miss Kate Rusby (4.26)
  11. The Green and the Blue (5.25)
  12. Donnie MacGregor / The Clumsy Lover (3.05)
  13. Woe Be Gone / Bubba's Reel / Frank's Reel (6.41)
  14. Six Days on the Road (4.15)
  15. In and Out the Harbour / The Top Tier / Sleepy Maggie / Molly Rankin (3.41)

Track 1a Iain MacFarlane;
Track 1b Iain MacDonald, Cunningham;
Track 1c W. Hunter;
Track 2 trad., additional words Alan Reid;
Tracks 3a, 9c, 15ac trad.;
Tracks 3b, 9ab, 10, 13 John McCusker;
Track 4 Seamus Tansey, Iain MacDonald;
Tracks 5, 11 Alan Reid;
Track 6a John MacLellan;
Track 6b Pipe Major Angus MacDonald;
Track 7 trad. arr. Alison Kinnaird;
Track 8 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 12a Donald MacPherson;
Track 12b N. Dickie;
Track 14 Green, Montgomery;
Track 15b Iain MacDonald;
Track 15d John Morris Rankin

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Rain, Hail or Shine

Battlefield Band: Rain, Hail or Shine

Battlefield Band: Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple COMD2074)

Rain, Hail or Shine
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2074 (CD, UK, 1998)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Moray Munro and Robin Morton at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Graphic design by Ledgard Jepson, Sheffield;
Photo by Marc Marnie, Edinburgh

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals, keyboards;
John McCusker, fiddle, whistles, cittern, accordion, piano;
Mike Katz, Highland bagpipes, small pipes,whistle, bass;
Davy Steele, vocals, guitar, bodhrán, bouzouki

Tracks

  1. Bodachan A Gharaidh (The Jolly Old Gardener) / General Macdonald (Jolly Go) / Craig An Fhitich (The Ravens Rock) (3.42)
  2. Heave Ya Ho (4.25)
  3. Margaret Ann / Manor Park / Trip to the Bronx (5.30)
  4. Jenny o' the Braes (3.25)
  5. Magheracloone / Norland Wind / Royal Scottish Pipers Society / Gardez Loo / Donald MacLean (9.28)
  6. The Beaches of St. Valery / Elizabeth Clare (6.23)
  7. Wee Michael's March / Oot B'est Da Vong (4.00)
  8. The Lass o' Glencoe (Roud 3923) (4.24)
  9. The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat to Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone (4.21)

Tracks 1abc, 9a trad. arr. Mike Katz, John McCusker, Alan Reid, Davy Steele;
Tracks 2, 6a Davy Steele;
Tracks 3abc, 5a, 7a John McCusker;
Tracks 4 Alan Reid;
Track 7b Mike Katz, John McCusker, Alan Reid, Davy Steele;
Tracks 5b words Violet Jacobs, music Jim Reid;
Tracks 5c R. Campbell;
Tracks 5d, 9bc Mike Katz;
Track 5e Peter MacLeod;
Track 6b Chris Wood;
Track 8 trad. arr. Alan Reid/> Track 9d Gordon Duncan

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Leaving Friday Harbour

Battlefield Band: Leaving Friday Harbour

Battlefield Band: Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple COMD2080)

Leaving Friday Harbour
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2080 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Rob von Sante and Robin Morton at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Graphic design by John Slavin / The Living Tradition;
Cover photo by Reg Speller

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals;
John McCusker, fiddle, whistle, accordion, cittern;
Davy Steele, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán, vocals;
Mike Katz, small and highland pipes, whistle, bass

with
Donald Hay, percussion

Tracks

  1. Clan Coco / The Road to Benderloch / Fifteen Stubbies to Warragul (3.46)
  2. The Last Trip Home (4.54)
  3. It's Nice to Be Nice / The Auld Toon Band / McCabe's Reel (4.24)
  4. The Straw Man (4.49)
  5. Leaving Friday Harbor (5.10)
  6. The 24th Guards Brigade at Anzio / The Melbourne Sleeper / MacRae's of Linnie (3.50)
  7. One More Chorus / The Mason's Apron / The Mountain Road (4.43)
  8. The Pleasure Will Be Mine (4.01)
  9. Something for Jamie (3.31)
  10. The Sisters Reel / Marion & Donald / The Lassie with the Yellow Petticoat / Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura's Reel (3.40)
  11. Logie O' Buchan / Logie's Waltz (4.52)

Tracks 1ac, 6bc, 10d Mike Katz;
Track 1b Angus MacColl;
Track 2a words Davy Steele, music John McCusker;
Tracks 2c, 3, 5, 11b John McCusker;
Track 4 trad. arr. Alan Reid;
Track 6a K.G. Roe;
Track 7a Davy Steele;
Tracks 7b, 10abc trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Track 7c Michael Gorman;
Track 8 Alan Reid;
Track 9 Alan Reid, John McCusker;
Track 11a trad. arr. Davy Steele

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Happy Daze

Battlefield Band: Happy Daze

Battlefield Band: Happy Daze (Temple COMD2085)

Happy Daze
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2085 (CD, UK, March 2001)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Rob von Sante and Robin Morton at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Graphic design by John Slavin / The Living Tradition;
Cover photo by Reg Speller

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals;
John McCusker, fiddle, cittern, whistles;
Karine Polwart, vocals, guitar;
Mike Katz, small and Highland bagpipes, whistles

Tracks

  1. The Devil's Courtship / An Dro (3.44)
  2. Medium Man / Floating Candles / Nighean Cailleach Nan Cearc (The Hen Wife's Daughter) (3.55)
  3. The Banks of Red Roses (5.16)
  4. Tiny Wee Vin / The Road to the Aisle (4.12)
  5. The Riccarton Tollman's Daughter (4.13)
  6. Shepherd Lad (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301) (3.57)
  7. The Merry Macs / Dr. Iain Mac Aonghais (Dr. John MacInnes) / Fonn Air Cailleach An T-Siosalaich (Mrs Chisholm's Delight) (4.21)
  8. Happy Days (4.51)
  9. Whaur Will We Gang? / March of the Ceili Man (3.17)
  10. A Mile Down the Road / Johnny's Jig / Boys of the Puddle (4.29)
  11. Start It All over Again (3.55)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Wee Michael's March / Oot B'est da Vong (4.03)
    from Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple COMD2074)
  2. Love No More (3.38)
    from Alan Reid: The Sunlit Eye (Temple COMD2074)
  3. Blue Bonnets over the Border / Khazi (3.52)
    from John McCusker: Yella Hoose (Temple COMD2074)
  4. The 24th Guards Brigade at Anzio / The Melbourne Sleeper / MacRae's of Linnie (3.51)
    from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple COMD2074, 1999)

Track 1a words trad., music Alan Reid;
Tracks 1b, 2c, 3, 7c trad. arr. Alan Reid, John McCusker, Mike Katz, Karine Polwart;
Tracks 2a, 4b, 9b Mike Katz;
Tracks 2b, 4a, 8, 10 John McCusker;
Track 5 Alan Reid;
Track 6 words trad. / Karine Polwart, music John McCusker;
Track 7a Gordon Walker;
Track 7b Allan MacDonald;
Track 9 words Karine Polwart, Alan Reid, music Karine Polwart;
Track 11 words Karine Polwart, music John McCusker

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Time & Tide

Battlefield Band: Time & Tide

Battlefield Band: Time & Tide (Temple COMD2090)

Time & Tide
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2090 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Produced and recorded by Robin Morton at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Mastered by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor;
Photography by Steve Naylor and Simon Hollington;
Band photos by Gary Glade;
Cover photos by Warren Bolster and Kathi Lamm;
Graphic design by John Slavin / The Living Tradition

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals, keyboards, accordion;
Mike Katz, Highland bagpipe, small pipes, whistles, bass;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, bouzouki;
Pat Kilbride, vocals, guitar, cittern

Tracks

  1. Chuir i Gluin Air a Bhodach (She Put a Knee in the Old Man) / DJ MacLeod's / The Ness Pipers / The Earl of Space (4.22)
  2. Nancy's Whisky (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (4.40)
  3. If Cadillac Made Tractors… / Happy Birthday Fiona / MacFarlane's Rant (3.58)
  4. Camden Town (3.26)
  5. James Cameron / Fosgail An Doras (Open the Door) / The Skylark's Ascension (4.40)
  6. Time & Tide (3.52)
  7. The Bonny Jeannie Deans (4.08)
  8. The Walking Nightmare / Drive Home the Mainlanders / The Mill House (3.17)
  9. Rothesay Bay (Roud 24035) (3.37)
  10. Banais Choinnich (Kenneth's Wedding) / Eileen MacDonald / Welcome the Piper (2.49)
  11. Sunset (3.51)
  12. Whiskey from the Field / Volcanic Organic (3.57)

Tracks 1a, 3c, 5bc, 8b, 10c trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Tracks 1bd, 12b Mike Katz;
Track 1c Iain Morrison;
Tracks 2, 9 trad. arr. Alan Reid;
Tracks 3ab, 6 Alasdair White;
Track 4 Pat Kilbridge;
Track 5a Jerry Holland;
Track 7 Alan Reid;
Track 8a Andy Thorburn;
Track 8c John Martin;
Track 10a trad. arr. Mike Katz;
Track 10b Charlie Williamson;
Track 11 G.S. MacLennan;
Track 12a Karl Mullen

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Out for the Night

Battlefield Band: Out for the Night

Battlefield Band: Out for the Night (Temple COMD2094)

Out for the Night
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2094 (CD, UK, February 16, 2004)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Photography by Steve Naylor and Simon Hollington;
Artwork by John Slavin

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals, keyboards, accordion, melodica;
Mike Katz, Highland and small pipes, whistles, bass, bouzouki;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, cittern, mandolin;
Pat Kilbride, vocals, guitar, bouzouki

with
Mike Whellans, moothie/harmonica

Tracks

  1. Ms Dynamite of Benbecula / The Alewife T / Little Cascade / Culder's Rant (4.37)
  2. The Earl of Errol (Roud 96; Child 231; G/D 7:1366) (4.08)
  3. Christ Church / Nuala Kennedy's Reel / Ambassador Craig Murray's Reel (4.23)
  4. Seidan A' Chuain / The Grinder / Barbhas Agus Butthead (4.56)
  5. Belfast to Boston (6.00)
  6. The Anniversary Reel / Out for the Night (4.09)
  7. Rest and Be Thankful (3.41)
  8. The King's Shilling (3.39)
  9. An Cota Ruadh (The Red Coat) / Eastwood Cottage / Clisham / Captain Forbes' Reel / Keep the Country Bonnie Lassie (4.09)
  10. Bagad Kemper / Trouble at Baghdad Roundabout / McKenna's Jig (5.12)
  11. The Banks of the Carron Water (3.44)
  12. Bowmore Fair / Mary O'Neill's Reel / Tournemine et Gasdebois (4.00)
  13. Clan Coco / The Road to Benderloch / Fifteen Stubbies to Warragul (4.59)
  14. Lord Randall (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (5.06)
  15. Time & Tide / The Nine Pint Coggie / Drive Home the Mainlanders / The Mill House (7.15)

Tracks 1a, 3c, 15a Alasdair White;
Tracks 1b, 4c, 6b, 10b,13ac Mike Katz;
Track 1c G.S. McLennan;
Tracks 1d, 3b, 4b, 9a-e, 10c, 12a-b, 15bc trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Track 2 trad. arr. Alan Reid;
Track 3a John Sheahan;
Track 4a Allan MacDonald;
Track 5 Henry MacCullough;
Track 6a Shannon Heaton;
Track 7 Alan Reid;
Track 8 Iain Sinclair;
Track 10a Erwan Ropers;
Track 11 words Alan Reid / trad., music trad.;
Track 12c Gillies le Bigot;
Track 13b Angus MacColl;
Track 14 trad. arr. Pat Kilbridge;
Track 15c John Martin

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: The Road of Tears

Battlefield Band: The Road of Tears

Battlefield Band: The Road of Tears (Temple COMD2094)

The Road of Tears
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2094 (CD, UK, February 16, 2006)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Band photography by Simon Hollington;
Front photograph by Rob von Sante;
Graphics Design by John Slavin at DesignFolk

Musicians

Alan Reid, vocals, keyboards, accordion, melodica;
Mike Katz, Highland and small pipes, whistles, bass, bouzouki;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, bouzouki;
Sean O'Donnell, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Road of Tears (4.17)
  2. Ely Parker / Miss Martin's Wedding / The Primrose Lasses / Mr Galloway Goes To Washington (4.21)
  3. The Emigrant (Roud 2314) (4.30)
  4. The Highlander's Farewell to Ireland / Farewell to Ireland / Put Me in the Big Chest (Cur Dhan Chiste Mhor Mi) (3.12)
  5. The Slave's Lament (Roud V29702) (3.32)
  6. The Moleskin Kilt / The Empty Glen (3.27)
  7. Out in Australia at Last (3.25)
  8. The Patagonia Islanders / The Low Country Dance / Don Juan McKenna's Jig (4.05)
  9. Haro Strait (4.42)
  10. To a Mouse (4.16)
  11. Take Me to the Sea (3.17)
  12. Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (6.03)
  13. Sweet Molly / The Symmetry / The Boat Leaks (3.43)
  14. I Cried (3.13)
  15. Mary's Dream / The Mountain Dairy Maid / The Nameless Migrant (4.23)
  16. Five Bridges to Cross (5.00)
  17. The Green and the Blue (live version) (5.25)

Tracks 1, 14, 16-17 Alan Reid;
Tracks 2ad, 11 Mike Katz;
Tracks 2bc, 3, 4a-c, 6ab, 7, 13ac, 15a-c trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Tracks 5, 10 words Robert Burns, music Alan Reid;
Tracks 8ac, 9, 13b Alasdair White;
Track 8b trad. arr. Jimmy Budge;
Track 12 Woody Guthrie

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Dookin'

Battlefield Band: Dookin'

Battlefield Band: Dookin' (Temple COMD2100)

Dookin'
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2100 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals, Hammond organ, accordion;
Mike Katz, Highland and small pipes, whistles, bass;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, bouzouki;
Sean O'Donnell, guitar, vocals

with
Mike Whellans, harmonica/moothie;
Mitch Greenhill, guitar

Tracks

  1. Dookin' for Beetroot / The Head Roaster (4.41)
  2. I'm Going to Set You Free (3.12)
  3. Och' is duine truagh mi (Oh I Am a Forlorn Man) / Tha Fionnlaigh Ag Innearach (Finlay Spreading Manure) / An Gille Dubh' Mo Laochan (The Dark Boy, My Darling) (2.58)
  4. My Luv's Like a Red Red Rose (Roud 12946) (3.10)
  5. Song for Selangor / Covering Ground (4.28)
  6. Kitty Got a Clinking, Coming from the Fair / Overton Park (3.18)
  7. The Ballad of Accounting (3.34)
  8. Ton Bale Leon Braz / The People's Jig / Ash City / Blackjack Grove (4.33)
  9. Cillephaedair / Boo Baby's Lullaby (4.27)
  10. Gathering Storm (3.12)
  11. The Blue Lagoon / Easy Jig (3.02)
  12. Allan MacLean (Roud 2511; G/D 7:1403) (4.17)
  13. Paddy Moloney's Welcome to Scotland / Compliments to Buddy McMaster (4.40)

Tracks 1ab, 6b, 8b, 11b, 13a Mike Katz;
Track 2 John Spillane;
Tracks 3abc, 6a, 8d trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Track 4 Robert Burns;
Track 5a, 13b Alasdair White;
Track 5b Diarmuid Moynihan;
Track 7 Ewan MacColl;
Track 8a Erwan Ropars;
Track 8c Gordon Duncan;
Track 9a Allan MacDonald;
Track 9b Jerry Holland;
Track 10 Alan Reid;
Track 11a Peter R. MacLeod;
Track 12 words trad., music Alan Reid

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: In Concert

Battlefield Band: In Concert

Battlefield Band: In Concert (Tonn-Mor DVD0801)

In Concert
At the Brunton Theatre Musselburgh
Battlefield Band

Tonn-mor Visual Arts DVD0801 (DVD, UK, September 23, 2008)

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Recorded at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, in 2007

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, guitar, vocals;
Mike Katz, Highland and small pipes, whistles, bass;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, pipes, banjo;
Sean O'Donnell, guitar, vocals

Tracks

  1. Ely Parker / Miss Martin's Wedding / The Primrose Lassies / Mr Galloway Goes to Washington
  2. Mary's Dream / The Mountain Dairy Maid / The Nameless Migrant
  3. I Cried
  4. Haro Strait / Lime Hill / Christie Campbell's / The Amorous Lover / The Prince of Wales fiddle solo
  5. I'm Going to Set You Free
  6. The Road of Tears
  7. Bowmore Fair / Mary O'Neill's Reel / Tournemine et Gasdebois
  8. The Emigrant (Roud 2314)
  9. The Merry Macs / Medium Man / Floating Candles / Nighean Cailleach Nan Cearc (The Hen Wife's Daughter)
  10. To A Mouse
  11. Dungavel House / Monday's Jig / The Road to Bruntsfield / Sunset at Tommy's / McFarlane's Rant pipe solo
  12. Shiver Me Timbers
  13. Ton Bale Leon Braz / The People's Jig / Ash City / Blackjack Grove
  14. The Sisters Reel / Marion & Donald / The Lassie with the Yellow Petticoat / Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura's Reela

Tracks 1ad, 9b, 11a-d, 13b, 14d Mike Katz;
Tracks 1bc, 2a-c, 4c-e, 7ab, 8, 9d, 11e, 13d, 14bc trad. arr. Battefield Band;
Tracks 3, 6 Alan Reid;
Track 4a Alasdair White;
Track 4b Dan R. Macdonald;
Track 5 John Spillane;
Track 7c Gillies le Bigot;
Track 9a Gordon Walker;
Track 9c John McCusker;
Track 10 words Robert Burns, music Alan Reid;
Track 12 Tom Waits;
Track 13a Erwan Ropars;
Track 13c Gordon Duncan;
Track 14a Liz Carroll

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Zama Zama

Battlefield Band: Zama Zama

Battlefield Band: Zama Zama (Temple COMD2102)

Zama Zama
Try Your Luck
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2102 (CD, UK, September 14, 2009)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland

Musicians

Alan Reid, keyboards, vocals, Hammond organ, accordion;
Mike Katz, Highland and small pipes, whistles, bass;
Alasdair White, fiddle, whistles, bouzouki;
Sean O'Donnell, guitar, vocals

with
Allan MacDonald, vocals, small pipes

Tracks

  1. The Mines of Golkonda / Gavotte ar Menez / The Shores of Loch Gowna / Muneira Quetzalcoatl (5.12)
  2. The Auchengeigh Disaster (4.27)
  3. Ku'ula-Kai / Johnny Allan MacDonald / The Procrastinator / Counting Cowries (4.31)
  4. Robber Barons (3.12)
  5. Bernie's Welcome to Butner / King George IV (4.45)
  6. Uamh An Oir (Cave of Gold) / Zama Zama Boys (5.02)
  7. Ballarat Jig / Eadar Ì 's Leodhas (Between Iona and Lewis) (3.25)
  8. Three Brothers (5.07)
  9. For Two Friends: Caroline Winn's / Frankie Drain's (3.51)
  10. Greenland's Icy Waters (5.41)
  11. Ruairidh Dubh (Black Rory) / Black Campbell's / The Miller's Fair Daughter / The Lowland Amusement / Bulgarian Red (4.26)
  12. Baile An Or (Gold Town) (3.54)
  13. Plain Gold Ring (3.51)
  14. The Pretty Apron / The Flirting Brown Maid / Scansen (3.41)

Tracks 1ad, 3ad, 6b Mike Katz;
Tracks 1bc, 5b, 11a-d, 14ab trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Track 2 Norman Buchan;
Track 3b Dr. Angus MacDonald;
Track 3c Allan MacDonald;
Tracks 4, 8 Alan Reid;
Tracks 5a, 7ab, 9ab Alasdair White;
Tracks 6a trad. arr. Allan MacDonald, Battlefield Band;
Track 10 Brian McNeill;
Track 11e Charlie McKerron;
Track 12 words Alan Reid, tune trad. arr. Alan Reid;
Track 13 Nina Simone;
Track 14c Pipe Major Willie Ross

> Folk Music > Records > Alan Reid: Recollection

Alan Reid: Recollection

Alan Reid: Recollection (Temple COMD2103)

Recollection
Songs of Scotland's Martyrs, Rogues & Worthies
Alan Reid

Temple Records COMD2103 (CD w/ bonus tracks, UK, 2011)

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Produced by Robin Morton at Temple Records Studios, Midlothian, Scotland;
Cover photography by Morven Reid;
Sleeve design by John Slavin

Tracks

  1. The Road of Tears (4.20)
    from The Road of Tears (Temple COMD2098)
  2. The Pleasure Will Be Mine (4.01)
    from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple COMD2074, 1999)
  3. The Devil's Courtship (3.44)
    from Happy Daze (Temple COMD2085)
  4. The Green & the Blue (5.17)
    from New Spring (Temple COMD2045)
  5. The Dear Green Place (4.45)
    from On the Rise (Temple COMD2009)
  6. The Riccarton Tollman's Daughter (4.13)
    from Happy Daze (Temple COMD2085, 2001)
  7. The Green Plaid (3.41)
    from There'a a Buzz (Temple COMD2007)
  8. Love No More (3.36)
    from Alan Reid: The Sunlit Eye (Temple COMD2072)
  9. Jenny o' the Braes (3.22)
    from Rain, Hail or Shine (Temple COMD2074)
  10. The Gallant Grahams (Roud 5618) (3.15)
    from Alan Reid & Brian McNeill: Sidetracks (Topic 12TS417, 1980)
  11. Allan McLean (4.15)
    from Dookin' (Temple COMD2100)
  12. The River (4.30)
    from Quiet Days (Temple COMD2050)
  13. I Am the Common Man (2.55)
    from Anthem for the Common Man (Temple COMD2008)
  14. Three Brothers (5.08)
    from Zama Zama (Try Your Luck) (Temple COMD2102)
  15. Jock the Can (2.58)
    from Celtic Hotel (Temple COMD2002)
  16. Whit Can a Lassie Dae? (3.23)
    from Alan Reid: The Sunlit Eye (Temple COMD2072)
  17. The Arran Convict (4.40)
    from Threads (Temple COMD2061)
  18. Christ Has My Hart Ay (3.00)
    from Stand Easy & Preview (Temple COMD2052)

> Folk Music > Records > Battlefield Band: Beg & Borrow …

Battlefield Band: Beg & Borrow…

Battlefield Band: Beg & Borrow… (Temple COMD2107)

Beg & Borrow…
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2107 (CD, UK, October 16, 2015)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded and mixed by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Barry Gray recorded by George Fahd at Go-To, Sydney;
Don Meade and Tony DeMarco recorded by Tim Mitchell at Keleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey;
Sleeve design by John Slavin / Designfolk

Musicians

Mike Katz, Highland bagpipes [1, 8-9, 11, 14, 17-18], Scottish smallpipes [2, 7, 10, 18], bagpipe drone [3], whistle [2-4, 6, 8, 11, 16, 18], bouzouki [1-5, 7-8, 14-16, 18], bass [1, 8, 10-12, 14-18], guitar [6, 16];
Alasdair White, fiddle [1-18], low fiddle [8], banjo [2, 4, 7, 18], whistle [7, 13];
Sean O'Donnell, vocals [3, 6, 15, 18], chorus vocals [12], guitar [1-5, 7-10, 12, 14-15, 17-18]

with guests:
Leo McCann, melodeon [1, 4, 17];
Christine Primrose, vocals [3, 6, 12];
John Martin, fiddle [5, 8], low fiddle [5, 8, 17];
Nuala Kennedy, vocals [12], harmony vocals [6], whistle [7, 12];
Barry Gray, Highland bagpipes [8];
Aaron Jones, vocals [9], bouzouki [9];
Mike Whellans, harmonica [10, 18];
Jim Kilpatrick, snare and bass drums [11];
Alison Kinnaird, Scottish harp [12], small harp [13], cello [13];
Don Meade, chromatic harmonica [16];
Tony DeMarco, fiddle [16];
Robin Morton, bodhrán [16, 18], chorus vocals [18]

Tracks

  1. The Five Mile Chase / The Cameronian Reel / The Black Haired Lass / Miss Girdle reels (3.43)
  2. Drunken Man's Frolic / We Will Go Merrily Sailing / Charlie Over the Water 6/8's (3.40)
  3. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (4.57)
  4. The Glasgow Lasses slow air / The Scottish Lovers jig (4.06)
  5. The Braes of Mar strathspey / Pottinger's Reel / The Baker reels (3.33)
  6. An Gille Mear (The Gallant Lad) Scots Gaelic song (4.36)
  7. Sporan Dhòmhnaill (Donald's Sporran) strathspey / Mist on the Glen (The Devils of Dublin) / Miss Monaghan's reels (4.37)
  8. Chief Inspector Rod Parker / This Is How the Ladies Dance strathspeys / Come to the Shealing / Dandy Denny Cronin reels (3.33)
  9. One Night in My Youth (2.38)
  10. McCarthy's Quickstep march / The Drunken Piper reel (3.28)
  11. Fingal's Weeping (Fingal's Cave) hornpipe / Caberfeidh jig / Gillespie's hornpipe (4.02)
  12. Mo Bhuachaill Dubh Dhonn (My Brown Haired Boy) Irish Gaelic song (3.49)
  13. Ellen's Dreams slow air (2.52)
  14. Captain Grant march / The Islay Ball strathspey / Donal Odhar / An Ceile a bh' aig Iain MacEoin reels (4.22)
  15. Blooming Caroline from Edinburgh Town (Roud 398; Laws P27; G/D 6:1151; Henry H148) (5.23)
  16. The Whole Chicken in the Soup fling / Largo's Fairy Dance / The Kerryman's Daughter reels (3.25)
  17. The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled / The Teelin highlands (3.15)
  18. The Mickey Dam / The Haughs o' Cromdale / The Glasgow Hornpipe (4.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Gaelic words Christine Primrose;
Track 5b Tom Anderson;
Track 5c James Scott Skinner;
Track 6 words translation Christine Primrose;
Track 8a Barry Gray;
Track 12 words Seosaidh Nic Rbhartaigh;
Track 13 Robin Morton;

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Battlefield Band: The Producer's Choice

Battlefield Band: The Producer's Choice (Temple COMD2108)

The Producer's Choice
Battlefield Band

Temple Records COMD2108 (CD, UK, December 2, 2016)

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Produced by Robin Morton;
Recorded and mixed by Robin Morton and Ewan MacGregor at Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland;
Barry Gray recorded by George Fahd at Go-To, Sydney;
Don Meade and Tony DeMarco recorded by Tim Mitchell at Keleidoscope Sound, Union City, New Jersey;
Sleeve design by John Slavin / Designfolk

Musicians

Duncan MacGillivray, Jamie McMenemy, Alistair Russell, Brian McNeill, Dougie Pincock, Alan Reid, Sylvia Barnes, Alasdair White, Sean O’Donnell, Iain MacDonald, Ged Foley, Mike Katz, Davy Steele, Pat Kilbride, Ewen Henderson, Jenny Clark, John Gahagan, John McCusker, Karine Polwart

Tracks

  1. Tending the Steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie Cattle Wife (3.15)
  2. The Shipyard Apprentice (3.50)
  3. Leaving Friday Harbor (5.15)
  4. Lads o' the Fair (4.03)
  5. Return to Kashmagiro / The Cuddy With the Wooden Leg (3.17)
  6. The Road of Tears (4.22)
  7. Blackhall Rocks (2.50)
  8. Rantin' Rovin' Robin (Roud V28828) (3.39)
  9. Ballarat Jig / Eadar Ì ’s Leodhas (3.27)
  10. Lovers and Friends (4.56)
  11. The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass in the Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter (4.20)
  12. Shepherd Lad (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301) (3.48)
  13. The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat to Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone (4.24)
  14. The Last Trip Home (4.59)
  15. The Bachelor (3.01)
  16. Tynes in Overtime! (3.18)
  17. Seven Braw Gowns / Miss MacLeod's Minuet (2.40)
  18. Silver Spear / The Humours of Tulla (2.31)
  19. After Hours / Whiskey in the Jar / The Green Gates / The Ship in Full Sail (live) (4.40)

Track 1a trad. / 3rd & 4th part Duncan McGillivray;
Track 1b J. Wilson;
Track 1c Duncan McGillivray;
Track 2 Archie Fisher, Norman Buchan, Bobby Campbell;
Track 3, 14b John McCusker;
Tracks 4, 5b Brian McNeill;
Track 5a Dougie Pincock;
Track 6 Alan Reid;
Track 7 Ged Foley;
Tracks 8, 13a, 15, 18ab, 19bc trad. arr. Battlefield Band;
Tracks 9ab Alasdair White;
Track 10 Sean Mone;
Track 11a Iain McDonald;
Track 11b Terry Tully;
Track 11c Tom MacAllister;
Track 12 words trad. / Karine Polwart, music John McCusker;
Tracks 13bc Mike Katz;
Track 13d Gordon Duncan;
Track 14a words Davy Steele, music John McCusker;
Track 16 Mike Katz, Ewen Henderson;
Track 17 trad., melody Duncan McGillivray;
Track 19a Charlie McGettigan

Track 1 is from There's a Buzz (Temple TP010, 1982);
Tracks 2, 18 are from Battlefield Band (Topic 12TS313, 1977);
Tracks 3, 14 are from Leaving Friday Harbour (COMD2080, 1999);
Tracks 4, 7 are from Home Is Where the Van Is (Temple TP005, 1980);
Track 5 is from Celtic Hotel (Temple TP027, 1987);
Track 6 is from The Road of Tears (COMD2094, 2006);
Track 8 is from Preview (COMD2052, 1994);
Track 9 is from Zama Zama (Try Your Luck) (COMD2102, 2009);
Track 10 is from Line-Up (COMD2104, 2011);
Track 11 is from Quiet Days (COMD2050, 1992);
Track 12 is from Happy Daze (COMD2085, 2001);
Track 13 is from Rain, Hail or Shine (COMD2074, 1998);
Track 15 is from At the Front (Topic 12TS381, 1978);
Track 16 is from Room Enough for All (COMD2106, 2013);
Track 17 is from Stand Easy (Topic 12TS404, 1979);
Track 19 is from Home Ground: Live from Scotland (COMD2034, 1989)

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