Attention vinyl lovers - out comes the old stock... March 31 2017
Browse and enjoy!
Initially this compilation was only made available for download & streaming but, due to popular requests for something a bit more shiny and tangible, we've now produced a limited edition run on CD.
CDs are available now direct from Temple Records. They will also be available in the other usual outlets towards the end of January 2017.
You can hear clips and purchase Battlefield Band 'The Producer's Choice' at: www.templerecords.co.uk/battlefield-band-the-producers-choice
In 2016, after almost half a century as internationally acclaimed ambassadors for Scottish folk music, thirty albums under their collective belts, and thousands of concerts worldwide, Battlefield Band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. The honour naturally extends to all of the many great musicians who have passed through their ranks over the decades, as each individual brought something new to the party and added to the freshness and creativity that has defined the band.
To celebrate the history of this great band, here's a new release which looks back over the years. The nineteen tracks on this compilation have been chosen by Robin Morton, the long-term producer, manager and 'fifth member' of Battlefield Band who has overseen so many of their albums and continually brought talent to the fore.
These are personal highlights and favourites from the man in the producer’s chair. Enjoy!
Listen to clips and find it at:
We didn't get caught up in the Black Friday, Mauve Saturday, Green Sunday or Blue Monday hysteria this year, but here's a great offer to get you through the cold months...
We're offering 15% off everything in our catalogue; books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl and downloads, until 25th Dec 2016.
Free Shipping on CDs - we've also got the usual free shipping worldwide for CDs and for books in the UK (there's a wee extra charge for books going abroad).
Gift Wrapping - if you're ordering as a gift for someone else, you can just type a note in the 'Order Notes' box in the cart. We'll wrap your gift and include your message with it.
Just type the word festivefolk into the 'Discount' box when you're checking out and 15% discount will be applied to your cart total.
Easy, peasy - enjoy!
Christine's first album, Àite mo Ghaoil, was released in 1982 - at a time when traditional Gaelic singing was not widely known or appreciated - and broke many barriers, helping to introduce Gaelic song to a wider non-Gaelic speaking audience both in Scotland and beyond.
Our catalogue includes three of Christine's solo releases, her work with Alison Kinnaird, the Mac-talla album and several other albums she's been featured on. You can find them all here.
Later this month ex-Battlefield Band founder member Alan Reid and his musical partner Rob Van Sante are back on the road with series of shows in the North East of the USA . The duo will be performing both old and new music, featuring Alan and Rob's recent compositions and songs along with some Battlefield Band favourites.
The tour starts on the 19th October in Rockland ME, and fans of this great duo can catch them at further shows in Sheldon VT, Colebrook NH, Nelson NH, Newfane VT, Northampton MA, Tiverton RI, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Newtown CT, Dover NH and Corning NY.
Find full tour dates with ticket info and contact details at www.reidvansante.com
Here's a track featuring blues man and harmonica/moothie player extraordinaire Mike Whellans, our current featured artist, on a track from Battlefield Band's latest release 'Beg and Borrow.
If you missed Mike at the 2016 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, you can catch him again at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he'll be playing two shows at the Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides on Aug 25th and 26th. Book for these shows at: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/mike-whellans
You can find recordings of Mike Whellans here or by typing Mike Whellans into the search box on the top of the website
As the bagpipe began to appear in Scottish folk groups during the 1970s and 80s, there was a concern amongst the establishment that bagpiping could be diluted by a rash of inferior players and a lack of regard for the tradition. This new documentary looks at the transition of traditional piping into the folk or traditional music scene as it is today. Made by film-maker Ewan Duncan, a final year student of Gaelic Media at Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Skye, the programme examines some of the key performers and influences responsible for this piping renaissance.
You can find more of the music featured and discussed in the film on our album 'A Controversy of Pipers' (Temple Records COMD1008)