The Battlefield Band has been at the forfront of scottish music and continues to woo their audiences with their amazing talent in celtic 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 such as the bagpipes, fiddle, synthesizer, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion.
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 and onto disc. They’ve performed in Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Syria, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, U.S.A., Canada, Uzbekistan, China and the U.K; breaking down barriers and pioneering many new directions which others have followed. Current band members Sean O’Donnell, Alasdair White, Ewen Henderson, and Mike Katz came to The Sanctuary for Independent Media and performed their wonderful celtic music in a fun and interesting performance in October of 2013.