Featured Collection & Offer: Piping CDs - 4 for £20 September 13 2021

Temple Records has a long history of championing the bagpipes and over the next two weeks we're focusing on the superb piping albums in our catalogue; featuring some of the great names from the piping (and drumming) world.

For a limited period you can purchase any four of the albums in this collection on CD for £20.  Just choose your CDs from the collection here and check out - the discount will be automatically applied. Enjoy!

Artists featured on these albums include: John D. Burgess, Willie Morrison, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Iain MacDonald, Donald MacPherson, Angus MacColl, Gordon Duncan, Mike Katz, Jimmy Anderson, Pipe Major Iain MacDonald, Duncan MacGillivray, Dougie Pincock, Robert Wallace, Jack Lee, Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies, Brian Lamond, Richard Parkes, William McCallum, Bob Worrall, John Patrick, Stuart Liddell, Arthur Gillies, Major Gavin Stoddart, Ian Duncan, Roddy MacLeod, Iain MacFadyen, Gordon Mooney, Shotts and Dykehead, Dysart and Dundonald, Allan MacDonald, Gordon Walker, William McCallum, Jim Kilpatrick, Eric Ward, John Scullion, Gordon Brown, Paul Turner, James King, Jim Collins, Jackie Houlden, Barry Wilson, Allan Craig, Neil Cranston and Arthur Cook.


The Small Print: 1. You can only select one copy of any album per CD bundle 2. Postage is included for CD bundles but any books purchased will add a supplemental postage charge to the order if sent overseas 3. Extra CDs will be charged at full price. 4. This offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount code & can only be used once per purchase 5. Offer applies to CDs only (although if a download is included free with any CD in the selection then this will still be supplied). 6.Commonsense and fair-play applies 7. Offer ends on 27th September 2021 at midnight.

Video & 2021 Exhibition: Alison Kinnaird MBE June 17 2021

Glass artist and musician Alison Kinnaird explores the link between art & music which have intertwined throughout her life, and introduces new work which will be shown for the first time at her open studio exhibition in August 2021. The exhibition, which is part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will be held at Alison's home and workplace, Shillinghill Studios, which is also where Temple Records have been based since 1978.


Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass 2021 - Open Studio Exhibition
August 1st-31st 2021, Daily 10am - 5pm or by appointment
Shillinghill Studios, Temple, EH23 4SH (Fringe Venue 244)
tel: 01875 830 328 or email:
further details at



25 original Peter Nardini paintings to be auctioned online, 27th June 2021 June 17 2021

Peter NardiniPeter Nardini is an artist  truly befitting of the word. A singularly talented musician and songwriter, Peter is also a superb painter, well known and respected on the Scottish Contemporary Art scene and beyond.

At the end of this month, twenty five of Peter's original paintings will made available in an live broadcast online auction hosted by the BBC's Natasha Raskin Sharp, founder and auctioneer of the new Exhibit Auctions platform.

We're very pleased to say that the winning bidder for each painting will also receive a complimentary vinyl LP of Peter's 'is there anybody out there?' album, courtesy of Temple Records - another artwork for the collection!

The auction takes place at 3pm BST on Sunday 27th June and you can register and view the paintings online now at Exhibit Auctions, or see them in person at the Arti San Toi Gallery (73 Moncur Street, Glasgow, G40 2SL) between the 25th-27th June 2021.




Girvan Folk Festival - available to view online during May 2021 May 05 2021

Girvan Folk Festival 2021

The long running Girvan Traditional Folk Festival launched over its usual May Day weekend, and nearly all events (apart from the Late Night Extras) are available online throughout the month of May. The main concerts are only £5 each to view, and there are also several free events available, with more being released as the month progresses.

A superb bill this year includes: Gatehouse, Crows, Alan Reid (pictured), Nick Dow, Jock Tamson’s Ideal Band, Heather Yule, Jane Cassidy & Maurice Leyden, Dougie Mackenzie & Brian Miller, Derek Williamson, Peter & Barbara Snape, Creel, Rosie Lindsay, Bob Knight, Graham Carter and Bill Adair.

If you enjoy the free events, and can afford it, please consider supporting the festival via the donations button on the website.


A change to the way we package mail order CDs... March 22 2021

We're changing the way we send out CDs to countries in these Royal Mail Zones: Europe, World Zone 1 & World Zone 2 (basically everywhere that's not UK or USA).

We're now shipping the artwork & CDs in a heavy duty PVC sleeve. You can either store them this way, or repackage in a plastic jewel case if you prefer.

From an ecological point of view this reduces the weight & volume that we send by air, and also makes it more affordable for us to carry on shipping all over the world, so we hope you agree that it's a good move.

Battlefield Band's recording of 'My Luv's Like A Red Red Rose', by Robert Burns January 22 2021

To celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, here's Battlefield Band's take on one of Robert Burns' best-loved songs. Enjoy!

This recording is taken from the Battlefield Band album Dookin', released in 2007, and you can find it at



Video: Alan Reid acoustic set / charity fundraiser November 26 2020

Here's some good music, for a good cause; as part of the Acoustic Music at the Meeting Place series, ex-Battlefield Band man Alan Reid has recorded a few songs for a 30 minute video, which you can find here: video link

Viewers can leave donations, which will all be used to raise funds for food banks in Alan's local area

Donations can be made to:

New book by Alistair Russell - 'Can't do this on my own' November 20 2020

Ex Battlefield Band member Alistair Russell, has written a book! And having led a fascinating life, it should be well worth reading. It's a light-hearted gallop through a life on the road as a musician touring the world, and more besides.
Written in a relaxed, conversational style which reflects Alistair's natural humour, the book comes with enthusiastic endorsements from the folk world, and it's already selling fast, so don't hang around if you want one for Christmas!

'...crammed full of beautifully recounted, mostly hilarious, tales from tour and beyond. A must read for everyone who loves traveling &  loves music….. in fact, a must read for everyone!'
Kate Rusby

 ' I know it’s a cliché but, truthfully, I couldn’t put it down.'
Mike Harding
'Can't do this on my own' is available in standard heavy-duty paperback and limited edition hardback directly from Alistair's website:

Video: Mike Katz of Battlefield Band, playing the Scottish smallpipes November 13 2020

Here's one from a few years back; Mike Katz of Battlefield Band, playing three tunes (titles below video) on the Scottish smallpipes at Temple Records HQ. Enjoy!

You can find more albums featuring Mike here

 The tunes in this set are: 

1. Sunset On The Somme. (G.S. MacLennan)
2. The Fiddler. (Donald MacLeod)
3. Beyonce's Welcome To Leith. (M.Katz)

All published by Kinmor Music


Listen: Battlefield Band on 'A Prairie Home Companion', a Halloween Show from the archives... October 30 2020

If you need some music to accompany Halloween (who doesn't?), then here's a show from the 'Prairie Home Companion' archives, featuring Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony and a Battlefield Band line-up which included the excellent, and much missed, Davy Steele, during one of his final shows with the group.

Click on the player image, or link, below to listen to the full show at the PHC website - enjoy!

A Prairie Home Companion
with Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony, and Battlefield Band
broadcast on October 30 1999
hosted by Garrison Keillor
From The Fitzgerald Theater | St. Paul, MN
Listen Here