Energetic quartet that fuses ancient and modern instruments for an original mix of traditional Scottish ballads and pub songs.
Battlefield is the name of a Glasgow, Scotland suburb where the 4 original members met as students.
The group’s new release, Room Enough for All (2013), contains songs covering topics ranging from returning to one’s home country to Lawrence Tynes, the 2-time Super Bowl-winning Scottish kicker for the National Football League.
Battlefield Band won Scottish Folk Band of the Year (2011) and Best Live Act (2003) at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
The current lineup includes Sean O’Donnell (vocals, guitar), Ewen Henderson (fiddle, piano, whistles, bagpipes, vocals), Alasdair White (fiddle, whistle, bazouki, Highland bagpipes, and small pipes), and Mike Katz (Highland pipes, small pipes, whistles, bass guitar, and guitar).
“Collectively they knit the Scottish tradition into a sound that still sounds fresh, alert, and relevant and belies their veteran status. No tricks, no gimmicks, just very fine music.”—Mojo