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The Battlefield Band, Traditional Scottish Folk Music

The Battlefield Band

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. Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today’s Scottish cultural scene, which indeed they have done much to create and fuel, they have led and been at the forefront of a great revival in Scottish music. They have mixed the old songs and music with a new self-penned repertoire, all played on ancient and modern instruments - bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion. 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. Angry, joyful, raucous, contemplative, their music is most importantly - accessible to all.

When: Mar 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Where:
Gibson Theatre
Type:
Encore
Contact:
Box Office
Phone: (607) 735-1853
email: boxoffice@elmira.edu