News from Temple Records - Battlefield Band
: IMA Award And Concerts in August / September 2014.
The Battlefield Band's song 'Bagpipe Music' was named as the Vox Pop winner in the 'World Traditional Song' Category at the 13th Independent Music Awards on 13th August 2014.
The song is the opening track on their recent 'Room Enough For All' album (Temple Records), and is based on the great poem by Louis MacNeice.
The Vox Pop award winners are selected by public vote this year's winners include Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Pierre Bensusan and the late great Pete Seeger.
This is the second time Battlefield Band have been honoured, having previously won in the same category in 2012.
Following on from tours in Germany and the USA this year, and playing their first Scottish shows since winning Album of the Year at the 2013 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the group will kick off a Scottish mini-tour and a trip to Czech Republic.
Guests appearing with the band at some of these shows will include Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs, Litha, Kate Rusby), Hamish Napier (Hamish Napier Quintet, Back of the Moon, Man's Ruin).
"..as fresh as new mown hay...their live show was a revelation, their new album is a keeper" Irish Music Magazine.
Full tour dates are below:
21st Aug 2014 - GLASGOW - Webster's Theatre (tickets via ticketweb book online or call: 0844 477 1000)
23rd Aug 2014 - STRANRAER Stranraer RNLI Park Fest (tickets available at event or call to reserve: 07796 761 568)
23rd Aug 2014 - IRVINE Marymass Folk Festival (book online -individual concert or complete festival saver tickets are available info: 01294 551047)
27th Aug 2014 - SHETLAND Mareel, Lerwick (tickets on sale soon from www.shetlandboxoffice.org or call 01595 745 555)
Battlefield Band, August 2014 - Czech Republic - 30th Aug 2014 SYCHROV Sychrov Highland Games , State Castle of Sychrov (book online www.shotskehry.cz or email for info)
5th Sept 2014 - PAISLEY - Paisley Arts Centre -(tickets on sale now call 0300 300 1210 or book online)
11th Sept 2014 - ISLE OF COLONSAY - Ceol Cholasa, Colonsay Hall (www.ceolcholasa.co.uk)