Leaving Friday Harbour

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard Foss
Scottish music can be famously rousing, and with a name like the Battlefield Band, you might expect nonstop bagpipe tunes and war songs. Instead, on this album, the band specializes in delicate instrumental suites, ballads, and the occasional nostalgic song about lost country life. The pipes do play, but with a more lyrical tone than can be imagined by anyone who thinks of the instrument as just a part of a pipe-and-drum band. Indeed, the pairing of the pipe with tin whistle and fiddle on the title track is marvelous, even soothing. Of course, there are some rousing numbers, like "One More Chorus," a great little showoff piece for fiddler John McCusker. The band plays ...
See more details below
CD
$17.09
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $2.99   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard Foss
Scottish music can be famously rousing, and with a name like the Battlefield Band, you might expect nonstop bagpipe tunes and war songs. Instead, on this album, the band specializes in delicate instrumental suites, ballads, and the occasional nostalgic song about lost country life. The pipes do play, but with a more lyrical tone than can be imagined by anyone who thinks of the instrument as just a part of a pipe-and-drum band. Indeed, the pairing of the pipe with tin whistle and fiddle on the title track is marvelous, even soothing. Of course, there are some rousing numbers, like "One More Chorus," a great little showoff piece for fiddler John McCusker. The band plays everything with the grace and authority that comes from long experience and a whole lot of talent in the same place, making Leaving Friday Harbor a must-have for fans of Scottish music with contemporary flair.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/1999
  • Label: Temple Records
  • UPC: 096045008026
  • Catalog Number: 2080
  • Sales rank: 208,532

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Battlefield Band Primary Artist
Mike Katz Bagpipes, Bass, Guitar, Whistle (Instrument), Small Pipes
John McCusker Fiddle, Accordion, Keyboards, Whistle (Instrument), Cittern
Alan Reid Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Robin Morton Producer, Engineer
John Slavin Graphic Design
Rob Van Sante Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously