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Sat. March 30th 2013 8pm - 11pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm - 11pm
$28 ($24 members)
Tickets at: www.roguefolk.bc.ca, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Under their banner 'Forward with Scotland’s Past', Battlefield Band have been a bedrock of talent for over four decades, and continue to lead the way for Scotland with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song. Scotland’s great flagship band are the musicians that others measure themselves against, and their new album ‘Room For All’ finds them fresh and invigorated, illustrating once again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today.

Founded by a group of friends in 1969 and named after the ‘Battlefield’ area of Glasgow, the band have now been touring & performing throughout the world for over forty years, playing to audiences in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East & Canada, as well as more than 60 cities annually in the United States. Ever evolving; over the years new members have brought with them new ideas, music, instruments, attitudes and influences, leading to continued creativity, freshness and enthusiasm. The new line-up includes young multi-instrumentalist Ewen Henderson, and has been received with great acclaim on their US, Canadian & UK tours, as the group move on to a new, exciting period in their musical development.

At the inaugural Scots Trad Music Awards in 2003, Battlefield Band were awarded ‘Best Live Act’. These respected awards celebrate Scotland’s thriving traditional musical scene; the nominees are chosen by a panel of Scotland’s traditional music experts, and the winners chosen by popular public vote, so the band felt extremely honoured to be the first artists to receive this award. Still at the forefront of the Scottish music scene after 40 years, the group was very pleased to have been nominated again for the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011: this time for ‘Scottish Folk Band of the Year’. The new CD will doubtless earn them another nomination in next year's awards! http://www.battlefieldband.co.uk
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