Battlefield Band: new album 'Beg & Borrow'

Battlefield Band: On tour in Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Twitter Feed: Tweets by @BattlefieldBand

IMA Award Vox Pop Winner: ‘World Traditional Song’

Battlefield Band awarded ‘Album Of The Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013

Battlefield Band: new album 'Beg & Borrow'

Battlefield Band's new album is now available as a digital download and you can find out more or order it direct from Temple Records here. See below for CD release dates.

On this album the group have invited twelve special guests to explore and play the music and songs shared by the two vibrant cultures of Scotland & Ireland.

Guests include: Christine Primrose (Gaelic Song), Alison Kinnaird (Scottish Harp & Cello), Jim Kilpatrick (Snare & Bass Drums), John Martin (Fiddle), Mike Whellans (Harmonica / Moothie), Nuala Kennedy (Gaelic Song & Flute), Leo McCann (Melodeon), Aaron Jones (Vocals & Bouzouki), Barry Gray (Highland Bagpipe), Don Meade (Harmonica) & Tony DeMarco (Fiddle)

Beg & Borrow Release Dates:
Download / Streaming - 21st August 2015
CD (UK) - 18th Sept 2015
CD (USA) - 16th Oct 2015

Battlefield Band: On tour in Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Battlefield Band will be back on tour in January 2016, with a German tour, which also takes them into Switzerland & Austria.

There are confirmed shows in: Offenburg, Dresden, Augsburg, Basel, Hohenems, Puchheim, Ludwigsburg, Darmstadt, Taunesstein-Bleidenstadt & Hamburg.

One or two more dates may still be added - keep checking the website or facebook for updates.

Find full tour dates & ticket links at www.battlefieldband.co.uk/tourdates.htm or www.facebook.com/battlefieldband

IMA Award Vox Pop Winner: ‘World Traditional Song’


Temple Records are very pleased to announce that on 13th August 2014, Battlefield Band’s song 'Bagpipe Music' was named as the Vox Pop winner in the ‘World Traditional Song’ Category at the 13th Independent Music Awards. The song is the opening track on their recent ‘Room Enough For All’ album, and is based on the great poem by Louis MacNeice. The Vox Pop award winners are selected by public vote – this year’s winners include Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Pierre Bensusan and the late great Pete Seeger - and this is the second time Battlefield Band has been honoured, having previously won in the same category in 2012.

‘Room Enough For All' was previously awarded ‘Album Of The Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in December 2013. The group are very pleased to have now been recognised by the prestigious STMA awards for a third time in the band's 45 year history, having previously been awarded 'Best Live Act' at the inaugural awards ceremony in 2003 and 'Scottish Folk Band of the Year' in 2011.

You can find 'Room Enough For All' in Temple Records online shop here

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Battlefield Band awarded ‘Album Of The Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013
Battlefield Band’s ‘Room Enough For All’ was awarded ‘Album Of The Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013. The group are honoured to have now been recognised by the awards for a third time in the band's 45 year history, having previously been awarded 'Best Live Act' at the inaugural awards ceremony in 2003 and 'Scottish Folk Band of the Year' in 2011.

The awards ceremony, which was televised on BBC Alba, was held in Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 7th December 2013, in front of an audience of musicians, traditional music fans and representatives of the Scottish Government and cultural organisations.

Piper Mike Katz said “Battlefield Band are very honoured to have won this award, particularly so as it was voted for by the public. The band would like to give our sincere thanks and dedicate the award not only to our audience, but also to the many musicians, agents, promoters and venues we have worked with over the years. Without these people we would not have had the privilege of finding an audience. Simon Thoumire and his ‘Hands Up For Trad’ team obviously put in a massive amount of organisational work to make the awards run smoothly and they do a great job in terms of promoting traditional music.

We have been told that votes came in from all over the world, and we look forward to perhaps saying ‘thank you’ personally during our upcoming tours. In January 2014, we will be on tour in Germany, Switzerland & France, and we'll be touring in the USA in March & April 2014, so we hope to see you somewhere along the road!”

You can find out more & purchase 'Room Enough For All' at www.templerecords.co.uk