MBz isn't currently smart enough to record dates for band members who come and go, in this case Pat Kilbride. Should revisit the member relationships when this function is added.

The dates for band membership were mostly derived by interpolating between who played on what album, so if you have a more precise source, please correct them.

Annotation last modified on 2012-04-08 15:40 UTC.


Battlefield Band are a Scottish traditional music group. Founded in Glasgow in 1969, they have released over 30 albums and undergone many changes of lineup. As of 2010, none of the original founders remain in the band.

The band is noted for its combination of bagpipes with other instruments, most notably on their cover of Bad Moon Rising, and for its mix of traditional songs and new material. Battlefield Band tours internationally, playing to audiences in Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East & Canada, and more than 60 cities annually in the United States.

Battlefield Band were winner of 'Best Live Act' at the inaugural Scots Trad Music Awards in 2003. In 2011, they were winner of 'Best Band' at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011.

Battlefield Band's "Compliments to Buddy McMaster" (a track from its album Dookin' released in 2007) was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for World Traditional Song of the year. They also have been nominated for the 11th Independent Music Awards 'World Traditional Song' category for its recording of 'A' Bhriogais Uallach' (The Pompous Trousers), a track from their album Line-up released in 2011.

They have collaborated with other musicians including the Scottish harp player and glass sculptor Alison Kinnaird.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Battlefield Band Battlefield Band 2
1978 At the Front Battlefield Band 2
1978 Wae's Me for Prince Charlie Battlefield Band 1
1979 Stand Easy Battlefield Band 2
1980 Home Is Where the Van Is Battlefield Band 1
1982 There's a Buzz Battlefield Band 2
1984 Anthem for the Common Man Battlefield Band 5 3
1985 On the Rise Battlefield Band 2
1987 Celtic Hotel Battlefield Band 2
1991 New Spring Battlefield Band 2
1993 Quiet Days Battlefield Band 4 1
1995 Threads Battlefield Band 4 1
1998 Rain, Hail or Shine Battlefield Band 1
1999 Leaving Friday Harbor Battlefield Band 2
2001 Happy Daze Battlefield Band 2
2002 Time & Tide Battlefield Band 1
2004 Out for the Night Battlefield Band 1
2006 The Road of Tears Battlefield Band 1
2007 Dookin' Battlefield Band 1
2009 Zama Zama: Try Your Luck Battlefield Band 1
2011 Line Up Battlefield Band 1
2013 Room Enough For All Battlefield Band 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 After Hours: Forward to Scotland's Past Battlefield Band 2
1995 Opening Moves Battlefield Band 1
2003 The Best of Battlefield Band: 1977-2001 / Temple Records: A 25 Year Legacy Battlefield Band 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Home Ground: Live From Scotland Battlefield Band 2
1997 Across the Borders Battlefield Band 4 1
1998 Live Celtic Folk Music Battlefield Band 4 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Music in Trust Battlefield Band and Alison Kinnaird 2
1988 Music in Trust, Volume II Battlefield Band and Alison Kinnaird 1
2005 Music in Trust, Volumes I and II Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird 1

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