Many think that Celtic music has largely been overtaken by pop elements, superseding the tradition implicit in this music. Not so with the Battlefield Band.
Have a listen. They pioneered the integration of bagpipes with fiddle, keyboards, guitar and voice, and mix the old songs and tunes with new self-penned material, playing them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments. It’s not about rock, it’s about Celtic music.
Billboard Magazine says, “What the internationally renowned Irish Band, The Chieftains, has done for Irish music, the Battlefield Band is doing for the music of Scotland.”
Under their banner ‘Forward with Scotland’s Past’, the Battlefield Band has been performing on the international scene for four decades, inspired by their heritage of Celtic music and inspired by the strength of the modern Scottish cultural scene.
After 40 years they still lead the way for Scottish music, always involving an ever-widening audience as they travel the world.