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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Battlefield Band

Last night I saw Battlefield Band in a standing-room only concert at the Mucky Duck.

Battlefield Band has been one of the mainstay acts in Celtic Music for the last quarter century.

They have been performing around the world for the past 30 years. More info on the band’s history can be found here.

The current lineup of Battlefield Band consists of Alan Reid, Mike Katz, Alasdair White and Sean O’Donnell.

The band put on a great show featuring a number of traditional Irish Scottish tunes as well as some original compositions.

The highlights included a setting of To a Mouse from the Robert Burns poem (which includes the famous line about the "best laid plans of mice and men"), Road of Tears the title track from their newest cd and some amazing piping and flute playing by Mike Katz. Alasdair White also joined Mike Katz on the bagpipes in an unbelievably rousing ending on one song. The band also played a hilarious yet jaw dropping rendition of Prince’s Kiss...complete with bagpipe solo..yeah you read that right.

More info on the band’s recordings can be found here. Mike Katz’s solo recording can be found here.


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