Home Is Where the Van Is

Home Is Where the Van Is, an album by The Battlefield Band, was released in 1980 on the Temple Records label.[2] The album, the band's U.S. debut, "continued the Scottish group's affinity for blending modern instrumentation into the country's folk tradition."[1] Several songs from the album notably featured band member Ged Foley on the Northumbrian smallpipes.[3]

Home Is Where the Van Is
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Studio album by
ProducerRobin Morton
The Battlefield Band chronology
Stand Easy Home Is Where the Van Is The Story So Far
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Major Malley's March & Reel/Malcolm Currie" – 2:27
  2. "Bonny Barbry-O" – 3:18
  3. "Look Across the Water/Mrs Garden of Troup/The Keelman Ower Land" – 4:29
  4. "Braw Lads O'Galla Water" – 3:35
  5. "Up & Waur Them A', Willie" – 3:25
  6. "Joseph McDonald's Jig/The Snuff Wife/Thief of Lochaber" – 3:56
  7. "Cockle Geordie/Miss Graham/Miss Thompson" – 4:01
  8. "The Boar and the Fox" – 4:10
  9. "Blackhall Rocks" – 2:53
  10. "The Lads O' the Fair" – 4:05
  11. "The Cowal Gathering/The Iron Man/Dancing Feet/Dick Gossip's Reel" – 4:34
  12. "Mary Cassidy" – 2:30


Battlefield BandEdit


Also appearing on some songs are :


The band played the album in its entirety at the 2009 Celtic Connections, as part of the festival's Classic Albums series.[5] The performance featured the line-up who recorded the album in 1980 (Alan Reid, Brian McNeill, Duncan MacGillivray & Ged Foley), playing together with the line-up of 2009 (Alan Reid, Mike Katz, Alasdair White & Sean O'Donnell).[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Home is Where the Van Is at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. ^ "COMD2006 Battlefield Band - Home Is Where The Van Is". Temple Records. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ "A Complete Historical Discography of the Northumbrian Smallpipes". Northumbrian Smallpipes Encyclopaedia. nspipes.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  4. ^ "The Battlefield Band: Home Is Where the Van Is (Temple TP005, 1980)". NigelGatherer.com. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  5. ^ Jonathan Geddes (21 Oct 2008). "Celtic Connections Exclusive: 2009 festival line-up announced". Evening Times. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  6. ^ "Battlefield Band: Special Celtic Connections show and tour". Spiral Earth. 14 January 2009. Archived from the original on 17 January 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  7. ^ "Battlefield Band - Home Is Where The Van Is". templerecords.co.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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