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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.
|Battlefield Band will be back in the USA soon for an eighteen date tour, which runs through November. It's mostly East coast dates, but don't panic if you're way out West - the band will be back before long!
There are confirmed shows in: Beacon NY, Minneapolis MN, East Meredith NY, New York NY, Somerville MA, Portland ME, Jim Thorpe PA, Tiverton RI, ... read more
Posted Saturday 11th of October 2014 at 01:37:00 AM
|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.
Featuring: Jack Lee & Alasdair Gillies, John D Burgess & Donald MacPherson, Willie Morrison & Dr Angus MacDonald, Angus Ma... read more
Posted Friday 30th of May 2014 at 09:34:00 AM
|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)
A number of Scottish shows are planned for August & September 2014, opening with an Edinburgh Festival Fringe date at the Queen's Hall on the 16th August, followed by concerts in Findhorn, Glasgow, Stranraer, Irvine, Shetland, Paisley, Colonsay & Sout... read more
Posted Thursday 29th of May 2014 at 03:10:00 PM
Alasdair teaches the Carnegie-Mellon University Pipe Band in Pittsburgh. He also has 17 years of experience as piper and Pipe Major with the Queen's Own Highlanders, serving for many years as instruct... read more
P/M Richard Parkes MBE|
Piper Richard Parkes is probably best known in his position as Pipe Major of Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band, a role he took over in 1981 when the band were grade 2. He came up through the ranks o... read more