Video: Battlefield Band & Special Guests: Beg & Borrow - music shared by the Scottish & Irish traditions April 11 2019

Scotland & Ireland are separated by only twelve miles of water at their nearest point, so it’s not surprising that their cultures have begged, borrowed (and maybe even stolen) much from each other over the centuries.

Battlefield Band, one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music
, invited twelve special guests (one for each of the twelve miles) to explore and play the music and songs shared by these two vibrant cultures, and the result was the 'Beg & Borrow' album. The tune here is 'The Drunken Piper' played by Battlefield Band and featuring some fine moothie playing, courtesy of the mighty Mike Whellans. Enjoy!

You can find the 'Beg & Borrow' album here.