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Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, Scottish Folk in Concert

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Mill Road Community Space

8 Chemin Mill

Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8

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"Reid and van Sante are ex members of the hugely successful and
long running (since 1969) Scottish folk group, The Battlefield Band.
Alan researches historical and contemporary events that catch his
interest with great depth and attention to detail. He then writes wonderful
story songs with such diverse topics as endangered species of Sea Eagles
to the loneliness of the life of The Last Lighthouse Keeper and
a whole album’s worth of songs about John Paul Jones.'
Rob provides beautiful guitar backing (and forwarding!) on guitar
which he jokingly referred to as his high strung wife. To continue this
image, he stroked her with gentle passion eliciting sighing harmonies and
driving rhythms as the mood warranted. He sings in an intrinsically
British traditional style delivering songs with heartfelt sincerity. This
came through strongly in one written by an ex-miner as a conversation
between the miner and the Coal: “Men may win the battles
but Coal always wins the war.”
Besides original material and modern songs, they livened
up well known traditional songs with a twist."

The Beat Magazine, London, Ontario

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