Battlefield Band - Time & Tide
Time & Tide was the first Battlefield Band record to feature Alasdair White, the teenage fiddle prodigy from the Isle of Lewis, who joined the established force of Alan Reid and Mike Katz. In addition, celebrated Irish guitarist and singer Pat Kilbride came full circle and rejoined the band here for a second stint after a 23 year gap, having last appeared on their 1978 'At The Front' album.
As always, the evolution of the group and the development of their music has been organic. Change happens, but not just for the sake of change. It is always a positive move, quietly but invariably pointing the way forward. Both new members found their feet immediately in this particular line-up change - Alasdair's beautiful title track setting a high standard - and the Battlefield Band journey continued with another superb album.
"...Another new chapter in the never ending story of Scotlands legendary band.... ...they knit the Scottish tradition into a sound that still sounds fresh, alert and relevant... ... No tricks, no gimmicks, just very fine music."
1. Chuir i Gluin Air a Bhodach (She Put A Knee In The Old Man) / DJ MacLeod's / The Ness Pipers / The Earl of Space 2. Nancy's Whisky 3. If Cadillac Made Tractors... / Happy Birthday Fiona / MacFarlane's Rant 4. Camden Town 5. James Cameron / Fosgail An Doras (Open the Door) / The Skylark's Ascension 6. Time and Tide 7. The Bonny Jeannie Deans 8. The Walking Nightmare / Drive Home The Mainlanders / The Mill House 9. Rothesay Bay 10. Banais Choinnich (Kenneth's Wedding) / Eileen MacDonald / Welcome The Piper 11. Sunset 12. Whiskey From The Field / Volcanic Organic
Artists on this release:
Battlefield Band -
Alan Reid (vocals / keyboards / accordion)
Mike Katz (highland bagpipe / small pipes / whistles / bass)
Alasdair White (fiddle / whistles / bouzouki)
Pat Kilbride (vocals / guitar / cittern )
Label: Temple Records
Recorded and Produced by Robin Morton
Temple Records Catalogue Number:
CD - COMD 2090
Download - DD 2090