Out for the Night

Out for the Night

by The Battlefield Band
     
 
Almost 30 years after the release of its debut album (and with only one founding member, keyboardist and songwriter Alan Reid, remaining), the Battlefield Band has gone from strict traditionalism to folk-rock fusion and back again, and is now one of Celtic music's most respected traditional groups. Not

Overview

Almost 30 years after the release of its debut album (and with only one founding member, keyboardist and songwriter Alan Reid, remaining), the Battlefield Band has gone from strict traditionalism to folk-rock fusion and back again, and is now one of Celtic music's most respected traditional groups. Not that the quartet's sound is in any way hidebound or dusty; they can rip things up with the best of them, and are as likely to play new original compositions as old traditional ones. On Out for the Night, the young fiddle virtuoso John McCusker has been replaced by the only slightly older fiddle virtuoso Alasdair White, who brings not only a gorgeous tone and limpid rhythmic sense to the proceedings, but also several very fine original tunes; even better original material comes courtesy of piper Mike Katz. The best news of all is the return to the group of guitarist and singer Pat Kilbride after a 20-year absence. Highlights on the program include Kilbride's vocal performance on "Earl of Errol" and the very fine dance set at the beginning of the album; only the harmonica on "Belfast to Boston" seems a bit out of place. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Temple Records
UPC:
0096045209423
catalogNumber:
2094
Rank:
127852

Tracks

  1. Ms. Dynamite of Benbecula/The Alewife T/Little Cascade/Culder's Rant
  2. The Earl of Errol
  3. Christ Church/Nuala Kennedy's Reel/Ambassador Craig Murray's Reel
  4. Seudan a' Chuain (Jewels of the Ocean)/The Grinder/Barbhas Agus ...
  5. Belfast to Boston
  6. The Anniversary Reel/Out for the Night
  7. Rest and Be Thankful
  8. The King's Shilling
  9. An Cota Ruadh (The Red Coat)/Eastwood Cottage/Clisham/Captain Forbes' ...
  10. Bagad Kemper/Trouble at Baghdad Roundabout/McKenna's Jig
  11. The Banks of the Carron Water
  12. Bowmore Fair/Mary O'Neill's Reel/Tournemine et Gasdebois
  13. Clan Coco/The Road to Benderloch/Fifteen Stubbies to Warragul
  14. Lord Randall
  15. Time & Tide/The Nine Pint Coggie/Drive Home the Mainlanders/The ...

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Battlefield Band   Primary Artist,Group
Pat Kilbride   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Katz   Bagpipes,Bass,Human Whistle,Small Pipes,Group Member
Alan Reid   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Melodica,Group Member
Alasdair White   Fiddle,Mandolin,Human Whistle,Cittern,Group Member

Technical Credits

Battlefield Band   Arranger
Pat Kilbride   Arranger
Henry McCullough   Composer
Mike Katz   Composer
Robin Morton   Producer,Engineer
Alan Reid   Arranger,Composer
Angus MacColl   Composer
Ian Sinclair   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Slavin   Artwork
Alasdair White   Composer
John Martin.   Composer
Shannon Heaton   Composer
John Sheahan   Composer

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