Battlefield Band's recording of Robert Burns' - 'My Luv's Like A Red Red Rose' January 25 2016

To celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, here's Battlefield Band's take of one of Robert Burns best-loved works.

This recording is taken from the band's album Dookin', released in 2007 which you can find here:

Alan Reid says in the sleevenotes "we were taken with the less well known melody that I found in Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum (published 1784) for it seemed to us to be like a new song. Johnson suggests it is the original tune used by Burns for this poem. But just in case any of you pine for the more familiar tune, we play a bit of it as an instrumental break – a case of proportional representation"

Alan Reid – vocal, piano / Sean O'Donnell – Guitar, backing vocal; / Alasdair White – Fiddles, whistle / Mike Katz – whistle, Scottish small pipes


Listen to a track from new album 'Beg & Borrow' by Battlefield Band & Guests October 22 2015


Battlefield Band's new album is now available as a CD or digital download (mp3 or FLAC) and you can listen to a clip below & order it direct from Temple Records here.



On this album the group, one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, have invited twelve special guests to explore and play the music and songs shared by the two vibrant cultures of Scotland & Ireland.

Guests include: Christine Primrose (Gaelic Song), Alison Kinnaird (Scottish Harp & Cello), Jim Kilpatrick (Snare & Bass Drums), John Martin (Fiddle), Mike Whellans (Harmonica / Moothie), Nuala Kennedy (Gaelic Song & Flute), Leo McCann (Melodeon), Aaron Jones (Vocals & Bouzouki), Barry Gray (Highland Bagpipe), Don Meade (Harmonica) & Tony DeMarco (Fiddle)

Beg & Borrow Release Dates:
Out now worldwide