Beg & Borrow
Released on CD soon. Here’s some blurb for ye:
"Scotland & Ireland are separated by only twelve miles of water at their nearest point, so it’s not surprising that their cultures have begged, borrowed (and maybe even stolen) much from each other over the centuries.
On this album Battlefield Band, one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, have invited twelve special guests (one for each of the twelve miles) to explore and play the music and songs shared by these two vibrant cultures."
This is the current Battlefield Band:
Sean O’Donnell - guitar, vocals
Alasdair White - fiddle, banjo, whistle
Mike Katz - Highland bagpipes, bouzouki, guitar, bass, smallpipes, whistle
Plenty information at the website - the 12 guest musicians, previews, tune sources and history, alternative titles (some of which I may end up using here…)
This album is a lot of fun. I picked up the digital version via Amazon since the physical release hasn’t come out yet. Great contributions throughout -- I especially love the harmonica work from Don Meade and Mike Whellans on tracks 10, 11, and 18.
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Re: Beg & Borrow
I particularly like the version of The Fairy Dance on this album. It just has more swing to it on here.