(Orders will be shipped from either Cleveland USA, or Temple, Scotland depending on your location)
Listen to 'That's How Strong My Love Is', from the album here
Watch the video for A' Bhriogais Uallach here
Released on the 18th August 2011, Line-up is a superb album from the award winning Battlefield Band, one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene. A bedrock of music and talent for over four decades, they continue to lead the way with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song.
Following the handing of the baton from founder member Alan Reid to new recruit Ewen Henderson, this album finds Battlefield Band yet again moving on to a new, exciting period in their musical development, while building on the solid foundations that have always been key to their success.
New man Ewen hails from the Highlands of Scotland. A superb talent, schooled by some of the masters of the genre, he has quickly established himself as a strong force within a band of supremely capable musicians who look forward to introducing him to their worldwide audience.
'...one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene.... ...slinky, attacking pieces, featuring the pipe playing of Mike Katz, or duelling fiddles from Alasdair White and newcomer Ewen Henderson... ...songs include an exquisite, whistle-backed Scottish Gaelic ballad Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhainn, and an unexpected Celtic Soul treatment of the Otis Redding favourite, That's How Strong My Love Is...'
4 out of 5 stars, The Guardian
'As soon as this disc enters the player you just know you’re in for a real treat... ...a thoughtful new chapter in the band’s impressively long and rewarding career'
'...Mike Katz, Sean O’Donnell, Alasdair White and Ewen Henderson have taken the baton masterfully. I’ve never been disappointed by a performance or recording of the band since hearing their debut album in 1976 and long may they continue.'
'...the most interesting line-up of this venerable institution. From Otis Redding's That's How Strong My Love Is to a Ballachulish bodach's Loch Liobhainn, they cover many a tuneful Highland mile.'
Scotland on Sunday
Battlefield Band are (from L-R on album cover above): Sean O'Donnell - Vocals / Guitar / Cittern Ewen Henderson - Fiddle / Bagpipes / Vocals / Piano Alasdair White - Fiddle / Whistle / Bouzouki / Bagpipes Mike Katz - Bagpipes / Whistles / Bouzouki / Guitar / Bass / Vocals
and the album also features an appearance on harmonica from Scotland's uniquely talented bluesman Mike Whellans
Unfortunately, due to an oversight, a definitive list of ‘who played what’ was omitted from the sleeve notes for Battlefield Band’s Line-up album, so we’ve made the information available in this downloadable addendum. Apologies to interested fans of the band, and also to any reviewers who were inconvenienced. Composer & publishing details are available on the album sleeve as usual.
01 Raigmore 02 That's How Strong My Love Is
03 Easy Peasy
04 A' Bhriogais Uallach
(The Pompous Trousers)
05 Song Composed in August
06 The Great White Herring
07 Iain Ghlinn Cuaich
(Iain of Glen Quoich)
08 Lovers & Friends
09 The Pits
10 The Lily & The Rose
11 Glen Caladh Castle
12 Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Lìobhainn
(My Glen by Loch Leven)
13 Me n’vin Bêlek, na Manac’h
(I won’t go to Bêlek anymore)