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.
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:
Temple Records are very pleased to say that Battlefield Band’s album ‘Room Enough For All’ won ‘Album Of The Year’at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2013, which were held at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 7th December. To everyone who voted for the band: thank you for your support!
If you haven't heard ‘Room Enou... read more Posted Friday 13th of December 2013 at 12:29:00 PM
Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante have just embarked on a tour in the USA so fans of the ex-Battlefield Band founder member will still have a chance to catch them this month at Colebrook NH, Boothbay Harbor ME, Durham NH, Putney VT, Sandy Hook VT, Cambridge MA, Newtown CT, Montague MA, ... read more Posted Thursday 07th of November 2013 at 02:37:00 PM
One of three piping brothers raised in the isolated Gaelic- speaking community of Glenuig, Allan MacDonald started piping when he was nine and went on to pursue a competitive career which included win... read more