Battlefield Band - The Best of Battlefield Band / Various Artists - Temple Records - A 25 Year Legacy

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Released in 2003, as a double CD set, featuring 44 tracks for the price of a single CD.

  • CD 1 - 'Best of Battlefield Band' , features 19 tracks from the legendary Scottish group over the period 1977-2001. Not only have Battlefield Band been producing great music for decades, but they have also been a developing ground for numerous other groups and artists, and this CD showcases the changes over the years.

  • CD 2 - 'Temple Records - a 25 year legacy', features 25 tracks from various artists, celebrating 25 years of great Scottish and Irish music from the Temple Records catalogue. Robin Morton founded Temple Records to bring the best of Scottish music to a wider audience at a time when even some of the specialist labels demurred at the prospect of albums devoted to a solo instrument. 25 years later this album showcases a wide variety of the great music and musicians that have appeared on Temple Records over the years.


"...with such a wealth of talent it is impossible to select favourite tracks as they change depending on the time of day. This double sampler is such excellent value musically and will bring many hours of pleasure once you have invested in it"
Jaqueline Patten


Track list:

Disc 1 - Best of Battlefield Band
1. Miss Margaret Brown's Favourite / Deserts of Tulloch 2. The Lady Leroy 3. Christ Has My Hart Ay 4. Rantin' Rovin' Robin 5. Joseph McDonald's Jig / The Snuff Wife / Thief Of Lochaber 6. Lord Haddo's Favourite 7. The Yew Tree 8. The Pilgrim's March / Scarlet & Black / The Struggle / Struy Lodge 9. Frideray 10. Muineira Sul Sacrato Della Chiesa (The Jig Danced on the Church Square) / Hyo Y Frwynen / E Kostez An Henbont 11. I Ha'e A Wife / The Tarbolton Jig / Tarbolton Lodge 12. The Rovin' Dies Hard 13. Miss Sarah MacManus / The Appropriate Dipstick / Cape Breton Fiddler's Welcome to Shetland 14. The River 15. Snow on the Hills / Xesus and Felisa 16. The Concert Reel / The Green Mountain 17. Bodachan A Gharaidh / General MacDonald / Craig An Fhithich 18. The Last Trip Home / The Luckenbooth 19. Happy Daze

Disc 2  - Temple Records - A 25 year legacy
1. Fiddlers Five - The Lass O' Paties Mill / Timor the Tartar / Da Merrie Boys O' Greenland 2. Mac-Talla - Sean Oran Seilge 3. Pat Kilbride - Sgt. Early's Dream 4. Brian McNeill - The Butterfly Chain 5. Jim Hunter & Tom Bryan - Limbo Ships 6. Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipeband - Miss Campbell of Sheerness / Bill Harte's Jig / Rory MacLeod 7. Alison Kinnaird - Caoineadh Rioghail (The Royal Lament) 8. Heritage - Tell Tae Me 9. Allan MacDonald - Mary Weep For Me No More / Willie Cameron / Sandy MacNab 10. Flora MacNeil - Toiseach na Traghad (Beginning of the Ebb Tide) 11. Seamus Tansey - Tribute to Peggy McGrath / John McKenna's Jig 12. Peter Nardini - Hogmanay / Atholl Highlanders 13. Maire Ni Chathasaigh - Madam Maxwell 14. Christine Primrose - Do Ghaidheil Shiiatail (To the Gaels of Seattle) 15. John McCusker - Boys of the Puddle / The Scullion's Wife 16. Battlefield Band - John MacKenzie's Fancy / Dr John McInnes' Fancy / The Train Journey North 17. Alan Reid - Love No More 18. Ann Heymann - Hawk of Ballyshannon 19. Eilidh Mackenzie - Puirt-a-beul (Mouth Music) 20. Gordon Mooney - Mount Your Baggage / Go To Berwick Johnny 21. The Rowallan Consort - Lyke as the Lark 22. Sean McAloon - Blind Mary 23. Arthur Cormack - Gradh Geal Mo Chridh (Fair Love of My Heart) 24. Deaf Heights Cajun Aces - Bayou Pom Pom 25. Mike Whellans - Sweet Suspicion


Artists on this release: 
Battlefield Band / Fiddlers Five / Mac-Talla / Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipeband / Heritage / The Rowallan Consort / Deaf Heights Cajun Aces / Alan Reid / Brian McNeill / Jamie McMenemy / John Gahagan  / Pat Kilbride  / Jenny Clark / Duncan MacGillivray / Sylvia  Barnes / Jim Barnes  / Ged Foley  / Dougie Pincock / Alistair Russell / John McCusker / Iain MacDonald  / Davy Steele / Mike Katz / Karine Polwart / Marie Fielding / Chuck Fleming / John Martin / Brian Miller  / Christine Primrose / Eilidh Mackenzie / Arthur Cormack / Alison Kinnaird  / Blair Douglas  / Jim Hunter / Jack Beck / Pete Clark / George Haig / Alan Macdonald  / Alistair Marshall / Lindsay Porteous / Mike Ward / Allan MacDonald / / Flora MacNeil / Seamus Tansey / Peter Nardini / Máire Ní Chathasaigh / Ann Heymann / Gordon Mooney / Sean McAloon / Mike Whellans / Robert Phillips (MacKillop) / Bill Taylor / Mhairi Lawson / Paul Rendall  / Kim Tebble / Adam Trent / Auto Elliot / Hamish McDougall / Colin McKenzie


Further Information:  
Label: Temple Records
Released: 2003

Record Production: Robin Morton 

Temple Records Catalogue Number:    
CD - COMD 2091
Download - DD 2091

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