Harp graphic

 

Dance Bands

Musicians

Fiddlers

Singers

Folk Groups

Monologues

Reviews

 

Back to:
Performers

Mandolinists

Traditional Music

Traditional Music >> Performers >> Scottish Folk Groups >> The Battlefield Band


The Battlefield Band

[Page 1]

Battlefield Band ('77)
At the Front ('78)
Monksgate ('78)
Stand Easy ('79)
Home Is Where... ('80)
So Far ('82)
There's a Buzz ('82)
[Page 2]

Anthem... ('84)
On the Rise ('85)
Music In Trust ('86)
Celtic Hotel ('87)
Home Ground ('89)
New Spring ('91)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Records:

Battlefield Band

The Battlefield Band: The Battlefield Band (Topic 12TS313, 1977)

Side One: Silver Spear/Humours of Tulla; The Shipyard Apprentice (Archie Fisher/Norman Buchan/Bobby Campbell); Crossing the Minch/Minnie Hynd/Glasgoe Gaelic Club; The Brisk Young Lad; Birnie Bouzle; Compliments of the Band: Sir David Davidson of Cantray (Joseph Lowe)/A A Cameron's Strathspey/Scott Skinner#s Compliments to Dr MacDonald (JS Skinner)
Side Two: Bonnie Jean/Paddy fahey's Reel/Joseph's Fancy/The Hag's Reel; It Was All for Our Rightful King; The Inverness Gathering/Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey (Marshall)/John MacNeill's Reel; Miss Margaret Brown's Favourite (Nathaniel Gow)/Deserts of Tulloch; The Cruel Brother

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, cittern, viola, concertina, mandoline); Alan Reid (organ, vocal, guitar); John Gahagan (whistle, concertina); Jamie McMenemy (cittern, vocal, Portuguese guitarra);


At the Front

The Battlefield Band: At the Front (Topic 12TS381, 1978)

Side One: Lady Carmichael/South of the Grampians (Porteous)/Mickie Ainsworth (Cooper); The Bachelor; Ge Do Theid Mi Do M'Leabaidh; The Battle of Harlaw; Jenny Nettles/The Grays of Tongside (Andrew Bain); Tae the Beggin'
Side Two: The Tamosher; The Blackbird and the Thrush (Carolan)/The Moray Club; Lang Johnnie Moir; The Brown Milkmaid/Dunnottar Castle/Maid of Glengarrysdale/Disused Railway; The Lady Leroy; Stirling Castle/Earl of Mansfield (J McEwan)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, viola, concertina); Alan Reid (electric piano, pedal organ, vocal, piano); Pat Kilbride (guitar, vocals, bodhran, cittern); Jamie McMenemy (mandolin, cittern, whistles, vocals, bouzouki);


Monksgate 1

Monksgate2

Monksgate3

Brian McNeill: Monksgate (Escalibur BUR801, 1978)

Side One: Queen of Sluts/Willie Is a Bonnie Lad; The Flowers of the Thorn; The Oyster Girl/The Centenery/Shane's Fancy; Master Crowley's Reel/Bobby Casey's Reel (Casey); The Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside (Skinner)/Belladrum House/Witch of the Wave; Rowley Burn (Charlton)/Roxburgh Castle
Side Two: Planxty Charles Coote/Planxty Hugh O'Donnell (both Carolan); The Bag of Potatoes/The Lig Pig Lamenting the Empty Trough/Brian O'Laimhin; Monksgate; The hag At the Spinning Wheel; The Eclipse/The Mathematician (Skinner); Modest Miss France (McNeill)/The Marchioness of Huntly/Miss Shephard (Skinner)/Pretty Peg

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, cittern, mandolin, viola, concertina); Alan Reid (pedal organ); Angus MacGregor (Northumbrian Pipes); Neil Evans (guitar); Nan Trench (flute); Pat Knowles (electric piano); Jamie Knowles (pedal organ); Jamie McMenemy (Portuguese gitarra); John Gahagan (whistle) Sandy Stanage (guitar); Dave Munro (uillean pipes);


At the Front

The Battlefield Band: Stand Easy (Topic 12TS404, 1979)

Side One: Miss Drummond of Perth/Fiddler's Joy/Traditional Reel/The Shetland Fiddler; Seven Braw Goons; Miss Drummond of Perth's Favourite Scotch Measure/Miss MacLeod's Minuet; My Last Farewell to Stirling/Cuidich'n Righ; I Hae Laid a Herrin' in Saut/My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing/The Banks of the Allan; The Battle of Falkirk Muir
Side Two: John D Burgess/The Braemar Gathering; I Hae Nae Kith I Hae Nae Kin; Miss Lyall/Small Coals for Nailers/Bleaton Gardens; Christ Has My Heart Ay; Joe McGann's Fiddle/Center's Bonnet

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, viola, concertina, banjo, vocal); Alan Reid (electric piano, Hammond organ, pedal organ, vocal, piano, synthesisers); Jenny Clark (dulcimer, guitar, vocals, whistle, cittern); Duncan MacGillivray (Highland pipes, whistle, vocals, mouth organ, guitar)


Home

The Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is (Temple TP005, 1980)

Side One: Major Malley's March/Major Malley's Reel/Malcolm Currie (William Gray); Bonny Barbry-O; Look Across the Water (Brian McNeill)/Mrs Garden of Troup (Robert Petrie)/The Keelman Ower Land; Braw Lads o' Galla Water; Up and Waur Them A' Willie; Joseph MacDonald's Jig (trad/MacGillivray)/The Snuff Wife/Thief of Lochaber
Side Two: Cockle Geordie/Miss Graham/Miss Thompson; The Boar and the Fox; Blackhall Rocks (Ged Foley); The Lads o' the Fair (Brian McNeill); The Cowal Gathering (John MacClellan)/The Iron Man (JS Skinner)/Dancing Feet (GS MacLennan)/Dick Gossip's Reel; Mary Cassidy (Alan Reid)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, viola, hurdy-gurdy, banjo, vocal); Alan Reid (electric piano, organ, vocal, pianos, synthesiser); Ged Foley (mandolin, guitar, vocals, Northumbrian pipes); Duncan MacGillivray (Highland pipes, whistle, vocals, mouth organ, guitar, vocals)
with Robin Morton (bodhran); Martin Colledge (tenor banjo)


So Far

The Battlefield Band: The Story So Far (Temple TP007, 1982)
A compilation album

Side One: 74th's Farewell to Edinburgh/A Cup of Tea; The Shipyard Apprentice (Archie Fisher/Norman Buchan/Bobby Campbell); Johnny Armstrong/Captain Ross; The Atholl Gathering; Miss Drummond of Perth's Favourite Scotch Measure/Miss MacLeod's Minuet; Rantin' Rovin' Robin; Joseph MacDonald's Jig (trad/MacGillivray)/The Snuff Wife/Thief of Lochaber
Side Two: Ge Do Theid Mi Do M'Leabaidh; Wae's Me for Prince Charlie; Miss Margaret Brown's Favourite (Nathaniel Gow)/Deserts of Tulloch; Seven Braw Gowns; Lady Madeleine Sinclair/The Spey in Spate (JS Skinner)/The Duke of Perth; The Bachelor; Lord Huntly's Cave (JS Skinner)/The Lady In the Bottle (Archie G Kenneth)/Stewart Chisholm's Walkabout (Stuart Finlayson)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, viola, cittern, vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, concertina), Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals, guitar), Ged Foley (Northumbrian pipes, guitar), Sylvia Barnes (dulcimer, bodhran, vocals), Jim Barnes (guitar, cittern), Jamie McMenemy (vocal, whistles, giterra, cittern) Duncan MacGillivray (Highland pipes, guitar, mouth organ, whistle) John Gahagan (concertina, whistle), Pat Kilbride (guitar, vocals) Jenny Clark (cittern, dulcimer)
with Robin Morton (bodhran), Martin Colledge (tenor banjo), Dave Munro (Uillean pipes)


Buzz1

Buzz2

The Battlefield Band: There's a Buzz (Temple TP010, 1982)

Side One: Bessie MacIntyre (W MacLean)/Johnny MacDonald's Reel (J Center)/Roddy MacDonald's Fancy; Shining Clear (L Stevenson/A Reid); Sir Sidney Smith's March; A Chance as Good As Any (B McNeill)/Reid's Rant (A Reid); Lord Haddo's Favourite; Tending the Steer (trad/MacGillivray)/Sandy Thompson (J Wilson)/The Calrossie Cattle Wife (D MacGillivray)
Side Two: The Presbyterian Hornpipe/The Watchmaker's Daughter (B McNeill)/The Hurricane (JS Skinner); The Battle of Waterloo/Kilcoy's March/The Quaker; One Miner's Life (Ed Pickford)/The Image of God (J Corrie/A Reid); Kantara to el'Arish (W Ferguson)/Christmas Carousal/Willie Roy's Loomhouse; The Green Plaid

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill; Alan Reid; Duncan MacGillivray (Highland pipes);


[Top of page] [Page 1] [Page 2]