Named after the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield, where the group was formed by four student friends in 1969, they have now been on the world's roads for over 40 years, distilling their own unique form of the Scottish spirit and bottling it in concert. During the years there have obviously been line-up changes and indeed the band are remarkable for the smooth and organic way in which these changes have taken place. Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which indeed they have done much to create and fuel, they have led and been at the forefront of a great revival in Scottish music. They have mixed the old songs and music with a new self-penned repertoire, all played on a fusion of ancient and modern instruments - bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion.
Sean O'Donnell (vocals/guitar)
Ewen Henderson (fiddle/bagpipes/whistles/piano/vocals)
Alasdair White (fiddle/whistle//bazouki/Highland and small pipes)
Mike Katz (Highland pipes/small pipes/various whistles/bass guitar/guitar)
The Burren Backroom Series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH Radio.
Tunes in this set:
The Swallow's Tail
Lord McConnell of Lochearn and Lochend
Camera/Editing - Greg Shea
Camera - Genevieve Gilson
Recording Engineer -- Antonio Oliart
Producer/Host - Brian O'Donovan