It’s a Battlefield for Nardini at Biggar gig

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THE new-look Battlefield Band will be accompanied by artist and songwriter Peter Nardini for their gig at Biggar’s Municipal Hall this Saturday.

Sean O’Donnell, Ewan Henderson, Alasdair White and Mike Katz now make up the band, formed in Glasgow more than 40 years ago.

Over that time, critics have said the band have introduced old songs and composed new ones that “define” Scotland.

Having played across the world, the current quartet are working on their latest album with their usual blend of a wide range of instruments – bagpipes, fiddles, guitars, cittern, bass, keyboards, whistles and bouzouki among them.

Previously winners of the best live act at the Scots Trad Music Awards, the Battlefield Band will be joined at the Clydesdale Folk Club gig by satirical musician Peter Nardini.

His first album, in 1982, contained many songs written for BBC Radio Scotland’s comedy series Naked Radio.

More albums followed but public appearances have been rare over the past 15 years.

However, Peter has performed at a series of prominent Edinburgh venues including the Usher Hall, as well as the Barrowland in Glasgow.

Over the years he has played with various well known performers including Loudon Wainwright, Billy Bragg, Paul Brady, Alan Price and Tom Robinson.

Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 for members) and are available by phoning 01899 221225 – the concert begins at 8pm.