Battlefield Band - Home Is Where The Van Is

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A classic and hugely influential album from Battlefield Band who, since 1969, have been at the forefront of the resurgence of Scottish music and song. The group pioneered a great diversity of instruments, ancient and modern as an integral part of the sound.

The band played the album in its entirety at the 2009 Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, as part of the festival's Classic Albums series. The performance featured the line-up who recorded the album in 1980 (Alan Reid, Brian McNeill, Duncan MacGillivray & Ged Foley), playing together with the line-up of 2009 (Alan Reid, Mike Katz, Alasdair White & Sean O'Donnell)

"Beauty courses through it and theres also an underlying fervour and real passion"

"An excellent showpiece for the bands singing, instrumental and songwriting talent"

Track List:
1. Major Malley's March & Reel / Malcolm Currie
2. Bonny Barbry-o
3. Look Across The Water / Mrs Garden Of Troup / The Keelman Ower Land
4. Braw Lads Of Galla Water
5. Up & Waur Them A, Willie
6. Joseph McDonald's Jig / The Snuff Wife / Thief Of Lochaber
7. Cockle Geordie / Miss Graham / Miss Thompson
8. The Boar & The Fox
9. Blackhall Rocks
10. Lads O' The Fair
11. The Cowal Gathering  / The Iron Man / Dancing Feet  / Dick Gossip's Reel
12. Mary Cassidy

Artists on this album:
Battlefield Band -
Alan Reid
(organ, synthesiser, electric piano and vocal)
Brian McNeill
(fiddles, bouzouki, cittern, concertina, viola, hurdy-gurdy and vocal)
Ged Foley
(mandolin, guitar, Northumbrian pipes and vocal)
Duncan MacGillivray
(Highland pipes, whistle, guitar, mouth organ, harmonica and vocal)

Further Information:
First released in 1980. Re-issued on CD in 1988

Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2006

Produced by Robin Morton

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