Some lucky islanders had a chance to get up close and personal with Friday Harbor’s favorite Scots, The Battlefield Band. Before their concert on April 4 (their 15th time at SJCT), band members held a free workshop in the Whittier. First they played a few songs that weren’t going to be in the concert later that night and then they had a great discussion about Scottish versus Irish music and the many instruments involved. Several of the locals brought their own instruments and had a chance to jam with the band—creating their own Celtic sounds. The workshop was part of a grant from Western States Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.