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Festive Folk - listen to some great music from Temple Records December 14 2017

Ho Ho Oh No  - Temple Records Festive Folk OfferHere'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.


See the selection of albums and find out more at www.templerecords.com/festivefolk


Special Offer: Festive Folk! Buy an album, and get another one free. December 12 2017

Ho Ho Oh No  - Temple Records Festive Folk OfferOur last special offer was so popular that we were inundated with people trying to take us up on it, even  after the offer deadline!

In a festive spirit we've honoured all late orders
and decided to change the name of the offer, but keep it running until January 5th 2018.


You can choose from a selection of great albums for free when you buy another full price album from our online shop.

We'll give you up to five free albums - one for each full price album you buy.

See the selection of albums and find out more at www.templerecords.com/festivefolk

 


Christine Primrose: Scottish Gaelic Song Workshop in NY & upcoming BBC Documentary November 24 2017

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.

BBC Documentary
Christine, who released a new album of unaccompanied Gaelic song this year and was also inducted into the Scottish Traditional  Music Hall of Fame, is the subject of an hour long BBC Alba documentary on her life and work, produced by Sorbier Productions,  which will air on Christmas Day 2017.

 


Give The Gift of Music: Xmas Postal Dates & Gift Wrapping Service November 23 2017

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.


Alan Reid - Scottish solo shows, November 2017 November 09 2017

Alan Reid

Here's a classic track featuring Battlefield Band legend Alan Reid.



Alan Reid with Battlefield Band:
'The Riccarton Tollman's Daughter'

Alan is playing four Scottish solo dates in November 2014 and you can find details of all them below.

Together with his regular musical partner Rob Van Sante, Alan has also recently released an album  called 'The Dear Green Place' which you can find at www.reidvansante.com

 

EDINBURGH
Sun. 19th Nov 2017
The Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak
www.royal-oak-folk.com or call 0131 557 2976

GLASGOW
Tue. 21st Nov 2017
Star Folk Club, Admiral Bar
www.starfolkclub.com

CRIEFF
Thu. 23rd Nov 2017
Crieff Folk Club, Strathearn Artspace
www.strathearnartspace.co.uk/criefffolkclub

GARMOUTH
Friday 24th Nov 2017
Garmouth Folk Club @ Garmouth Golf Club
Contact 01343 870656.

 


Christine Primrose inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame October 03 2017

Christine Primrose - Scottish Traditional Music Hall of FameCongratulations 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 Green Services to Gaelic: Kenna Campbell Services to Scots: Itchy Coo Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music: Jo Miller Services to Community: Betty Verrill, Nigel Gatherer, Liz Clark, Alpha Munro MBE, James Alexander MBE, Rod Mackenzie

 


A pronunciation guide to the Gaelic song titles on Christine Primrose's new album September 28 2017

In this video, Scottish singer Christine Primrose offers a guide to pronouncing the Gaelic song titles from her album ‘Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris’ (Love and Loss – A Lone Voice), which features unaccompanied traditional Scottish Gaelic song.

Thanks to Floraidh Forrest (www.canan.co.uk)in Skye for creating the video, to DJ Len Holton at KUAR for suggesting the idea, and to Dr Decker Forrest from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for all his help

 


Battlefield Band featured in BBC Alba's Ceòlmhor@PipingLive! programme - watch again September 28 2017

Here's a clip of Battlefield Band from the first episode of Ceòlmhor@PipingLive -  a new four part TV series on BBC Alba focusing on this year's Piping Live festival in Glasgow.

 

The full first episode is now available on BBC iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/.../b095ph1f/piping-live-2017-episode-1

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...

 


Battlefield Band in Concert @ Piping Live! Sunday 13th August 2017 July 17 2017

Battlefield Band will be playing at the Piping Live! Closing Concert in Glasgow this year on Sun 13th August  - so don't miss them!

Sun 13th August 2017, 7.30pm
The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street G4 0HW Glasgow

You can book online here.

 

  


Christine Primrose's new album: Folk Radio UK review & high quality FLAC download June 30 2017

Christine Primrose album launch at CODA musicScottish 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.

Available now from www.templerecords.co.uk/loveandloss