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  • Alan Reid & Rob van Sante

    This show was on Nov 6th, 2013 | 5 people watched
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Alan Reid was an ever-present member of celebrated Scottish folk group Battlefield
 Band from its inception in 1969 until late 2010. He pioneered the use of keyboards in
 folk bands, gaining a reputation for story-style songwriting and 
sensitive renditions of traditional song. Alan was nominated in the 2009 Scots Tradition
 Awards in the ‘Composer of the Year’ category.

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Alan Reid was an ever-present member of celebrated Scottish folk group Battlefield
 Band from its inception in 1969 until late 2010. He pioneered the use of keyboards in
 folk bands, gaining a reputation for story-style songwriting and 
sensitive renditions of traditional song. Alan was nominated in the 2009 Scots Tradition
 Awards in the ‘Composer of the Year’ category.

Rob van Sante, born in Holland, has lived most of his life in the north of England and 
is a well respected figure in the U.K. folk scene, noted for his subtle guitar 
accompaniments and fine harmony singing. Rob also produces and engineers national and international acts at his recording studio.

The duo has three critically acclaimed
 albums under their belt and has toured throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

2013 also saw them perform their dramatised show on the life of Scots mariner John Paul Jones at the Edinburgh Festival, augmented with actress and two other musicians.

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