Scottish contemporary music - 2,000 years in the making...
Temple Records was established in 1978 to create an outlet for the superb Scottish (and Irish) music which was being ignored by the mainstream labels: authentic Gaelic song, singer songwriters, harp, bagpipe and fiddle music.
Over thirty five years later the label has released many groundbreaking and seminal recordings and our focus on great music hasn't changed. Our catalogue has slowly grown while maintaining quality over quantity, featuring world-class artists like: Alison Kinnaird, Battlefield Band, Ann Heymann, Marie Ni Chathasaigh, Bill Taylor, Dr Angus MacDonald, John D Burgess, Shotts & Dykehead, Christine Primrose, Arthur Cormack, Flora MacNeil, Brian McNeill, John McCusker, Alan Reid, Jim Hunter and Peter Nardini, to name but a few.
Take a while to browse the depth of our catalogue in our online shop, and find some authentic and timeless music.
Over the next few months we're going to highlight some great albums from our back catalogue which we think deserve recognition. This month, as a special offer, we're making Pat Kilbride's superb Nightingale Lane album available on CD for £5 plus P&P..
First released in 2002, this is an album from a mature & confident musician, hailed as one of the most progres... read more Posted Monday 08th of September 2014 at 10:53:00 AM
Temple Records are very pleased to announce that on 13th August 2014, Battlefield Band’s song 'Bagpipe Music' was named as the Vox Pop winner in the ‘World Traditional Song’ Category at the 13th Independent Music Awards. The song is the opening track on their recent ‘Room Enough For All’ album, and is based on the great poem by Louis MacNeice. The Vox Pop awar... read more Posted Thursday 14th of August 2014 at 04:04:00 PM
Spring has sprung: lambs are gambolling, birds are singing & bagpipes are being tuned in readiness for competition season getting underway. To jump on the bandwagon of general joy, we're running an offer on our superb Piping Centre Recital CDs and making them available for £8 each (inc. taxes & shipping) for a short time. We're also making the complete set of 10 CDs available for £70 (inc. taxes & shipping).
The Piping Centre Recital Series showcases the best in Highland bagpiping over ten CDs. Recorded live during concerts at the Piping Centre's auditorium in Glasgow, between 1996-1998, this valuable archive of music features performances and contrasting styles from many of the world's most celebrated pipers. Essential listening for anyone with an interest in the pipes, from seasoned players to aspiring learners and enthusiasts.
Following two tours already this year, Battlefield Band are taking a brief period of R&R before beginning work on a new album, a follow-up to their award winning 'Room Enough For All' ('Album of the Year' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013)
The excellent theatre production of 'Glasgow Girls' is back at the Citizens Theatre for a limited run in February/March 2014. This musical tells the true story of seven pupils from Drumchapel high school who launched a campaign against dawn raids, child detention and deportations of asylum seekers.
There's some great music & songs in the show, including a take on ex-Battlefield Band man Alan Reid's musical arrangement of the famous Burns poem 'To a Mouse'. Alan originally recorded this with Battlefield Band on their album 'Road of Tears' in 2006 and it's long been a favourite with the band's fans, so it's great to hear it done so well in this production.
Hear Alan's version of 'To A Mouse' with Battlefield Band here:
Angus MacColl hails from a family with a long and great piping tradition. Angus wastaught initially by his father Dugald but was also very much influenced by the family connection to the legendary pip... read more
Gordon Duncan was considered by many pipers to be one of the most exciting and innovative players in the world. His talent for composition was widely acknowledged and many of his tunes are frequently ... read more