Christine Primrose MBE December 01 2018

Photo: Steven McKenzie - Cànan Graphics Studio

Congratulations from everyone at Temple Records to the great Gaelic singer Christine Primrose, who has been awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 'Services to Gaelic Music to Culture and to Education in Scotland and Internationally'. We couldn't be more pleased that she has been given this recognition of her work and talent that she so thoroughly deserves.

Christine blazed a trail for Scottish Gaelic song at a time when it was not widely known or appreciated and is rightly regarded as one of the great singers of her generation. 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 continued to contribute to and consolidate the developing understanding and appreciation for Gaelic song and culture with her superb performances,  acclaimed albums and invaluable teaching at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye and further afield.

The award of an MBE caps a remarkable recent period in Christine Primrose's life and career. In  2017 she was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame and was also the subject of an hour long BBC profile on her life and work. In addition, her most recent release 'Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris' - a solo recording of poignancy and depth - has proved a milestone in the career of this increasingly important artist and singer.

Temple Records are very honoured to have supported such a uniquely talented and deserving individual over the decades - well done Christine!

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Photo Credit Steven McKenzie - Cànan Graphics Studio