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.
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
After a great Australian tour, and their recent award for 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Battlefield Band are heading back out on tour again in early 2014. They've got concerts coming up in Germany, France & Switzerland in January & February 2014 and they'll be back in the USA & Canada in March/April 2014... read more Posted Tuesday 10th of December 2013 at 12:19:00 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
The new Battlefield Band album 'Room Enough For All'is now available.
This superb new release, from one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene, captures Battlefield Band at the top of their game. The group's ever-fiery instrumental dynamic, with bagpipes and fiddles to the fore, exhibits the intuitive interplay and understanding between world class traditional musicians, while their songs of social history, plaintive ballads and songs from the Scots Gaelic tradition are as powerful, relevant and moving as ever.
'...at the forefront of the Sc... read more Posted Tuesday 30th of July 2013 at 10:25:00 AM
Alison Kinnaird was born in Edinburgh in 1949 and lives in Midlothian, Scotland. Dividing her time between her two careers as a glass engraver and a professional Scottish harp player, she was recog... read more
Under their banner 'Forward with Scotland’s Past', Battlefield Band have been a bedrock of talent for over four decades, and continue to lead the way for Scotland with their inspired fusion of ancient... read more