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The Battlefield Band

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Battlefield Band ('77)
At the Front ('78)
Monksgate ('78)
Stand Easy ('79)
Home Is Where... ('80)
So Far ('82)
There's a Buzz ('82)
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Anthem... ('84)
On the Rise ('85)
Music In Trust ('86)
Celtic Hotel ('87)
Home Ground ('89)
New Spring ('91)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Records:

Anthem

The Battlefield Band: Anthem for the Common Man (Temple TP015, 1984)

Side One: The Four Minute Warning: The Tide's Out/James MacLellan's Favourite (Duncan Johnstone)/Dougie's Decision (John Gahagan)/The Ferryman (Donald MacLeod)/Lady Doll Sinclair; The Old Changing Way (Richard Thompson); The Hook of Holland (B McNeill)/Dominic MacGowan (Duncan Johnstone); The Snows of France and Holland (B McNeill) Sauchiehall Street Salsa: McHugh's Other Foot (John Gahagan)/The Man with Two Women
Side Two: Anthem (James Oswald); The Yew Tree (B McNeill); Port of Call (Kieran Halpin); Ina MacKenzie/ The Braes of Mellinish/Troy's Wedding (Colin Magee); Miners' Wives (J Corrie/A Reid); I Am the Common Man (J Corrie/A Reid)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, mandocello, guitar); Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals); Dougie Pincock (whistles, Highland pipes, small pipes, flute); Alistair Russell (cittern, guitar, vocals)


On the Rise

The Battlefield Band: On the Rise (Temple TP021, 1985)

Side One: John MacKenzie's Fancy (J Barrie)/The Train Journey North (T Anderson); Carnlough Bay; The Pilgrim's March/Scarlet and Black (Brian McNeill)/The Struggle (D Pincock)/Struy Lodge (William Ross); Montrose (Brian McNeill); She's Late But She's Timely (Alan Reid); Bad Moon Rising (J Fogerty)/The Rising Moon Reel (D Pincock)
Side Two: The Clumsy Lover (Neil Dickie)/The Unmade Bed (D Pincock); The Dear Green Place (Alan Reid); The Gale Warning (R Seton)/The Anchor's Steam Reel (Brian McNeill)/The Farmer's Daughter; Island Earth No More (J Corrie/Battlefield Band)/Flight of the Eaglets (Wm Ross); After Hours (C McGettigan)Green Gates/The Ship in Full Sail

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, mandocello, mandolin, guitar, vocals, cittern); Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals); Dougie Pincock (whistles, Highland pipes, small pipes, flute, tom-tom, mandolin, bodhran); Alistair Russell (guitar, vocals)


Music In Trust

Various: Music In Trust (Temple TP022, 1986)
with Alison Kinnaird, Brian McNeill, Dougie Pincock, Alan Reid

Side One: The Sweet Maid of Mull (AC Beaton)/Macleod of Mull (Donald Macleod); Frideray (Pincock/Reid); Cro Cinn t-Saile/The Kilbarchan Weaver; Lady Haddo (M MacDonald); The Silver Darlin's (McNeill/Pincock); The Duchess of Gordon (Marshall); The St Kilda Girls Lament/The St Kilda Wedding March
Side Two: Anster Market (McNeill)/The East Neuk of Fife; Brodick Castle (Alan Reid); Dunkeld Steeple (Niel Gow)/Killiecrankie; Mo Run Geal Og; Glenfinnan Highland Gathering/Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch/The Five Sisters (Pincock); Held In Trust (Kinnaird)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Alison Kinnaird (clarsach, vocals) Brian McNeill (fiddle, viola, concertina, cittern, guitar); Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals); Dougie Pincock (whistles, Highland pipes, flute);


Celtic Hotel

The Battlefield Band: Celtic Hotel (Temple TP027, 1987)

Side One: Conway's Farewell (Dougie Pincock)/Andy Renwick's Ferret (Gordon Duncan)/Short Coated Mary; Seacoalers (Brian McNeill); return to Kashmagiro (D Pincock)/The Cuddy with the Wooden Leg (Brian McNeill); Jock the Can (Alan Reid); The Rovin' Dies Hard (Brian McNeill); Muineira Sul Sacrato Della Chiesa/Hy O Y Frwynen/E Kostez an Henbont
Side Two: The Celtic Hotel (Robin Morton/Battlefield Band); The Left-Handed Fiddler (JS Skinner)/The Floating Crowbar/The Ships Are Sailing/Lucy Campbell/June Apple; We Work the Black Seam (Sting); The Tail o' the Bank (Alan Reid); Togail Curs Air Leodhas (trad/D Pincock); Cran Tara (D Pincock)/Madadh Ruadh (D Pincock)

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill (fiddle, mandocello, mandolin, electric guitar, vocals, cittern, bouzouki); Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals); Dougie Pincock (whistles, Highland pipes, small pipes, flute, bodhran, soprano sax, alto sax, low whistle); Alistair Russell (guitar, vocals)


Home Ground

The Battlefield Band: Home Ground (Temple TP034, 1989)

Side One: Skinner's Compliments to Dr MacDonald (JS Skinner)/The Ivory Reel (B McNeill)//Miss Susan Fedderson (B McNeill)/Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh/The Ladies from Hell (J MacMillan)/The Roes Among the Heather/Islay's Charms (Iain C Cameron)/The Banks of the Allan; The Yewe Tree (B McNeill); After Hours (C McGettigan)/Whiskey In the Jar/Green Gates/The Ship in Full Sail; Farewell Johnny Miner (Ed Pigford); The Four Minute Warning: The Tide's Out/James MacLellan's Favourite (Duncan Johnstone)/Dougie's Decision (John Gahagan)/The Ferryman (Donald MacLeod)/Lady Doll Sinclair;
Side Two: John MacKenzie's Fancy (J Barrie)/Dr John McInnes' Fancy/The Train Journey North (Tom Anderson); The Rovin' Dies Hard (B McNeill); Fare Thee Well Whisky; Peace and Plenty (B McNeill); Band of a Thousand Chances: Land of a 1000 Dances (Kenner/Domino)/The Dashing White Sergeant/Donald Where's Your Trousers (McLeish/Kennedy)/The Fairy Dance/Let's Twist Again (Appell/Kalmann)/Mrs McLeod of Raasay/With a Little Help from My Friends (Lennon/McCartney)/The Atholl Highlanders

All tracks traditional except where indicated

Brian McNeill, Alan Reid, Iain MacDonald, Alistair Russell


New Spring

The Battlefield Band: New Spring (Temple TP045, 1991)

Side One: Inverary Castle (Wm Laurie)/Calum Beag/Lucy Cassidy (George Macintyre); The Green and the Blue (Alan Reid); Seann Bhriogais Aig Uilleam/Lady Margaret Stewart; Working Away (Alistair Russell)/The Toastie Jig (Iain MacDonald/John McCusker); The Prince of Wales/Angst Agus Angus (Alan Reid)/Let There Be Drams (Alan Reid/John McCusker)
Side Two: Miss Sarah MacManus (Iain MacFarlane)/The Appropriate Dipstick (Iain MacDonald/Phil Cunningham)/Cape Breton Fiddlers' Welcome to Shetland (Willie Hunter); The Devil Uisge Beatha (Alan Reid); The Golden Eagle/O'er the Moor to Maggie/The Highland Man Kissed His Grannie/Wissahickon Drive (Liz Carroll); I Feel Like Going Home (Charlie Rich); Farewell My Love/Auchindoun/Tom Paine's Strathspey (John McCusker)/The Sands of Loch Bee (John MacDonald)/The Handshaker (Allan Angus MacDonald)/Cailleach An Dudain

All tracks traditional except where indicated

John McCusker (fiddle, whistle, accordeon, keyboards, cittern, vocals); Alan Reid (keyboards, vocals); Iain MacDonald (Highland pipes, whistes, flute, vocals); Alistair Russell (cittern, guitar, vocals)


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