'The Sampler' was a full price album first released in 1992, to showcase some of the great music on the label, and featured twenty tracks from a variety of the superb artists who have recorded for Temple.
The album was deleted from our catalogue a few years ago when stock ran out, but having recently uncovered a box of thirty CDs in the back of our stockroom we've decided to include a complimentary CD with the next thirty 'physical' (books/CDs/DVDs/Vinyl) orders we receive.
Don't hang around if you want to get one... ...just order as normal and if there are any CDs left we'll add one to your order when we pack it.
Ex-Battlefield Band founder member Alan Reid and his musical partner Rob Van Sante are back on the road and midway through a US tour . 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.
Fans of this great duo can catch them at remaining shows in Tucson AR, Las Cruces NM, Albuquerque NM, Colorado Springs CO, Gothenburg NE, Ord NE, Lincoln NE & Williamsville IL
Acclaimed Gaelic singer, Christine Primrose will tutor a short Gaelic song course at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from 2nd-6th April 2018. Over the five days students will be introduced to a variety of Gaelic song, covering melody, words and their meaning. The historical context of the song will also be discussed and where possible information given on the composers and the influence of political, social and cultural events in the songs. Whilst studying these songs, students will also receive some basic Gaelic grammar and Gaelic pronunciation. A basic knowledge of Gaelic is desirable but not a requirement to attend the course which will be conducted in a mixture of Gaelic and English and is open to anyone who has an interest in Gaelic song .
Alison Kinnaird will again be teaching this very popular course, which takes place on the beautiful Blackhills Estate near Elgin in Morayshire, Scotland. Early booking is recommended as the course is limited to fifteen participants.
The atmosphere is always relaxedand friendly and the five day course provides an opportunity to learn in depth. The teaching is all aural - no need to read music - but is aimed at those with some experience of playing the harp, and is therefore not suitable for total beginners.
The £250 course fee includes all tuition and meals, and the early finish time each day allows opportunities to socialise, relax, play music together and explore the estate gardens. Limited accommodation and harp hire is available on a first-come first-served basis.
Alison Kinnaird has been at the forefront of the revival, and continuing success, of the Scottish harp. She plays both gut-strung Scottish harp and wire-strung clarsach, and is recognised as an authority on both the instrument and its history.
Location: Blackhills Estate, By Elgin, Moray, Scotland IV30 8QU Dates: Mon 23rd July - Fri 27th July 2018
Originally released in 2001, and now made available again, these superb boxed set collections from Temple Records include hours of great music and a significant saving compared to buying the same albums individually.
Initially only available as physical CD sets, these collections are now also available as downloadable boxed sets with full sleeve notes.
Orain Nan Gàidheal (Songs of the Gael) features five albums from five of Scotland's leading Gaelic singers; Flora MacNeil, Finlay MacNeill, Christine Primrose, Eilidh MacKenzie and Arthur Cormack
The Piping Centre 1st Recital Series contains five albums recorded at Glasgow's Piping Centre, and features solo playing from some of the world's best bagpipers including: Jack Lee, P/M Alasdair Gillies, John D. Burgess, Donald MacPherson, Willie Morrison, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Angus MacColl, Gordon Duncan, Brian Lamond and Richard Parkes
The CD sets are available for £35 each, which includes all shipping and taxes, and the download sets are available for £20 each.
Battlefield Band's bagpiper Mike Katz was recently interviewed by Piping Today Magazine during a session in Sandy Bells, one of the great folk music pubs in Edinburgh. Covering all the essential topics of life, from piping heroes to his gin & tonic top tips, you can glean an insight into the mind of the man behind the beard and read the full interview here.
Piping Today is the National Piping Centre’s magazine which seeks to promote the music, history and study of the bagpipes.Packed with features, news articles, commentary, photo stories and exclusives, Piping Today aims to bring you the best of the best in piping journalism. An annual subscription gives you access to all 6 issues of the magazine, with options for 'digital', 'print' or a 'digital&print' package. You can find out more and subscribe here.
Gifted singer, songwriter and musician Alan Reid, best known for his time at the helm of Scotland's Battlefield Band, and more recently for his work in a duo with Rob Van Sante, is back on the road in early 2018 with some solo shows in New Zealand & Canada.
Alan Reid Tour Dates - NEW ZEALAND - January 2018
HAMILTON House Concert - Tuesday 9th January Info/Tickets: call 0276875455.
LEVIN Tsunami Music Venue - Friday 12th January Info/Tickets: email@example.com or call 012 161 9154
NORTH PALMERSTON House Concert - Sunday 14th January Info/Tickets: www.musichaven.co.nz email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 451 5486
CARDRONA Cardrona Hall - Friday 19th January Info/Tickets: email@example.com or call (03)4435812 Tickets also available from Pembroke Wines in Wanaka.
DUNEDIN Folk Club - Saturday 20th January '50Dundas', 50 Dundas St. Dunedin North Info/Tickets: www.nefc.org.nz
CHRISTCHURCH Folk Club - Sunday 21st The Addington Haven, 19 Church Square Info: www.folkmusic.org.nz or call 027 454 3885 Door sales only. Doors open @ 7pm. $20 or $15 conc.
AUCKLAND FOLK FESTIVAL Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January Tickets/Info: www.aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to a solo concert on Sunday 27th January (2-3pm), Alan will also be running a Childrens Workshop, appearing as part of the Songwriter Circle, and performing in the Festival Saturday Showcase on Saturday 26th January
Alan Reid Tour Dates - CANADA - February 2018
NORTH SAANITCH Vancouver Island, House Concert - Friday 2nd February Tickets/Info: Bob de Wolff (250) 655-3811 email@example.com
MERVILLE Vancouver Island, House Concert - Saturday 3rd February Tickets/Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-337-5337
Christine Primrose, 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 documentary on her life and work, which will air on Christmas Day 2017.
This profile of one of the most renowned Gaelic singers of her generation, follows Christine from her native Lewis, to New York, over a year that saw her release her first album in over a decade.
For people outside the UK: we understand that it is possible to watch BBC iplayer abroad, although we're not sure how, so ask your friends and hopefully someone can assist you with that.
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.