Battlefield Band, The Story So Far

 

LP Temple Records 1982 - TP007

 

Dopo sei album la Battlefield giunge alla sua prima compilation, edita dalla Temple. Una delle composizioni un "promotional" pubblicato su cassetta quando Ged Foley (poi animatore della House band) ha raggiunto il gruppo nel 1980. La copertina disegnata da John Gahagan davvero particolare in quanto rappresenta, come in un fumetto, vari personaggi che ruotano intorno al mondo della band (autoritratto compreso).

 

Tracks Side A: 

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

 

Tracks Side B: 

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)

 

Musicians:

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)