The Battlefield Band
Over 30 years and through constant infusions of fresh talent, the Battlefield Band has brought the whole world of traditional music in step with its motto of "Forward with Scotland's Past." The Battlefield Band -- the name comes from the band's hometown of Battlefield, Scotland -- renews the tradition of Scottish music, mixing the age-old sounds of the bagpipes, cittern, and fiddle with the guitar, accordion, and bouzouki. This band is an institution yet never rests on its laurels, preferring to write new songs and do new arrangements of traditional material instead of revisiting old favorites. The Battlefield Band comes to Michigan with a new album, "Room Enough for All," which Celtic Connections calls "technically flawless and fabulously entertaining.