Here's a festive soundtrack from Temple Records; over an hour of music featuring tracks taken from albums included in our current Festive Folk offer. You can choose from this selection of great albums for free when you buy another full price album from our online shop.
NYC Workshop Scottish Gaelic learners and fans of Gaelic song in the New York area will have a unique opportunity to meet and study with one of the leading exponents of Gaelic song in Scotland this December, Christine Primrose. The New York Caledonian Club will present a workshop with Christine on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7-9 pm, at Studios 353 (353 West 48th Street, Manhattan, 2nd floor) near Times Square in New York City. Find out more about the workshop and get booking details here.
Postal Dates If you want your CDs or books to arrive before 25th December, then we would advise ordering by the dates below.
Orders placed after these dates may still arrive in time - we'll do our best to turn them around quickly - but please do order early if you want to make sure.
UK – Order by Tuesday 19th December Europe – Order by Thursday 14th December USA & Canada - Order by Friday 15th December Australia & New Zealand - Order by Friday 8th December
Gift Wrapping If you're shopping as a gift for someone else, please remember that we're happy to gift wrap orders and include a message from you. Just mention in the 'order notes' box of your shopping cart that it's a gift, and type your message in there too.
Congratulations from all at Temple Records to Christine Primrose, who has been included in the 2017 Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees; honouring people who have influenced and helped to shape Scottish traditional music throughout their lives.
One of the great singers of her generation, Christine blazed a trail for Scottish Gaelic song at a time when it was not widely known or appreciated. Her seminal first album Àite mo Ghaoil (1982) broke down barriers of all kinds, introducing the living tradition of Gaelic song to a worldwide audience who could appreciate the beauty of the song, and the talent of the singer, regardless of language. She has continued to contribute to, and consolidate, the developing understanding and appreciation for Gaelic song and culture and this latest recognition of her work and talent is most deserved.
Hall of Fame event founder and promoter, Simon Thoumire, said: “Each year we honour a uniquely inspiring group of people and this year’s list shows there’s a never-ending pool of talent in Scotland. It’s an honour and privilege to see so many fantastic names involved in the Scottish traditional music industry, and observe the impact they’re continuing to make. We are looking forward to hosting these inspirational people and their families at our Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Dinner.”
All of the inductees will be welcomed at the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Dinner, held at Glasgow’s Òran Mór, on Friday 27th October. Tickets for this event are also available for sale to the public at www.halloffame.scot
Full list of 2017 Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees: Performers:Billy Connolly, Rab Noakes, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Kenneth McKellar, Cathy-Ann MacPhee, Blair Douglas, Bobby Crowe, Christine Primrose, Arthur Johnstone, Alex GreenServices to Gaelic:Kenna CampbellServices to Scots:Itchy CooHamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music: Jo MillerServices to Community:Betty Verrill, Nigel Gatherer, Liz Clark, Alpha Munro MBE, James Alexander MBE, Rod Mackenzie
The programme is shown on BBC Alba on Wednesdays at 10pm, or can be found on iplayer, and features extraordinary music from some of the world's top pipers and bands including Battlefield Band, Peatbog Faeries, Jose Manuel Tejedor, Fin Moore, Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart, Chris Ormston, Micheal Steele, Alana MacInnes, Lincoln Hilton, Eddie Seaman, Callum Beaumont and more...
Scottish Gaelic singer Christine Primrose launched her superb new album ‘Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris’ (Love and Loss – A Lone Voice) with a packed album launch at CODA music in Edinburgh last Saturday.
Folk Radio UK have included the release in their featured albums this month and have published an extensive review.
‘As a reviewer, occasionally, one is presented with a work that you feel privileged to have enjoyed, that is far more than singer and song. Such is the case with Christine Primrose‘s Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris. ...a must have for any lover of Gaelic song, but an indispensable introduction to the art for any newcomer' Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK
For the audiophiles among you, Temple Records have made a high quality (FLAC) version of the album available as a download direct from our website. All downloads include album sleevenotes and cover artwork (as does every direct Temple Records download). CDs and the usual good quality mp3 downloads are also available.