In 2016, after almost half a century as internationally acclaimed ambassadors for Scottish folk music, thirty albums under their collective belts, and thousands of concerts worldwide, Battlefield Band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. The honour naturally extends to all of the many great musicians who have passed through their ranks over the decades, as each individual brought something new to the party and added to the freshness and creativity that has defined the band.
To celebrate the history of this great band, here's a new release which looks back over the years. The nineteen tracks on this compilation have been chosen by Robin Morton, the long-term producer, manager and 'fifth member' of Battlefield Band who has overseen so many of their albums and continually brought talent to the fore.
These are personal highlights and favourites from the man in the producer’s chair. Enjoy!
Listen to clips and find it at:
Hands Up for Trad
have announced the 2016 inductees to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, a list which honours and recognises people for their great contributions and influence on Scottish Traditional Music.We're very pleased
to say that Temple Records artists Battlefield Band are included in this years list of inductees along with many other deserving recipients including, to mention only a few, Barbara Dickson OBE, award winning piper Murray Henderson and the late, great Michael Marra. You can find a complete list of the inductees below. Event founder and promoter
, Simon Thoumire, said: “This year’s hall of fame inductees are truly inspirational, spanning across music, broadcasting, language and politics. It’s a great honour to celebrate this great list of people and to showcase what an incredible pool of talent we have in Scotland. We are looking forward to seeing these special guests and their families at our Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Dinner in November”
All of the past and present members
of Battlefield Band (twenty three and counting, over forty seven years!) have been invited to to the event dinner and presentation and it promises to be a great night.Tickets for the Scottish
Traditional Music Hall of Fame Awards dinner, on Friday 11th November 2016, are available to the public and can be booked online at: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/hall-of-fame/scottish-traditional-music-hall-of-fame-dinner-2016/
Full list of 2016 inductees to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame:
Services to Performance: Murray Henderson, Mirk, Barbara Dickson OBE, Iain MacPhail, Battlefield Band, Gordeanna McCulloch, Jonathan MacDonald MBE, Michael Marra, Andy M Stewart, Arthur Argo, Jimmy McHugh
Services to Gaelic: Dolina MacLennan
Services to Collection: Maurice Fleming
Services to Scots: Billy Kay
Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music: Fiona Ritchie MBE
Services to Community: Liz Marroni (traditional music activist and teacher), Gordon Connell (accordion teacher), Pete Heywood (folk activist and publisher), Caroline Hewat (artist and musician activist), Catriona MacIntyre (Gaelic teacher and activist), Louis DeCarlo (photographer)