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Battlefield Band, The Road of Tears

The path of emigration is a well-trodden one in the history of the Celtic nations, so it is no surprise that many songs and compositions have been inspired by the subject. Battlefield Band has touched on the subject on past albums. On this album, as they were rehearsing and recording it, the theme of 'displacement of people' sort of took over. Battlefield Band have not tried to come up with any answers; just music and song, contemporary and traditional that show the issue of 'Immigration' has always been there. The subject of Immigration has inspired much great and moving music and words and highlighted on this album are experiences from Scotland, Ireland, the Americas and Australia, plus a setting by Alan Reid of Robbie Burns popular poem , as well as a couple of bonus songs from previous albums. *This album was previously solicited off-cycle with a March 7 street date.

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