A unique and groundbreaking collection of songs which focuses on the singers, their background and the place of the songs in Ulster history and society.
Available here from Temple Records
The collection was originally published in 1970, but was re-edited and updated by Robin Morton, just before his death in 2021.
The new edition contains a wide range of songs – humorous, tragic, political and historical. Morton’s notes are informative, deeply researched, often amusing and easy to read.
Additionally, the reader can now hear the original source singers on a 22 track CD included with the book.
‘… a tribute to Robin’s loving energy and steadfast valuation of the voices of the people’
‘… the best ballad book yet to be published…’
Benedict Kiely, Irish Times
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
Music of the Harp in Scotland and Ireland features five albums from outstanding harp players, including Alison Kinnaird, Ann Heymann, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Bill Taylor (The Rowallan Consort)
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.
Our latest release, which celebrates Battlefield Band's recent induction into The Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, is now also available on CD.
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:
On this album the group
, one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, have invited twelve special guests to explore and play the music and songs shared by the two vibrant cultures of Scotland & Ireland.
Guests include: Christine Primrose (Gaelic Song), Alison Kinnaird (Scottish Harp & Cello), Jim Kilpatrick (Snare & Bass Drums), John Martin (Fiddle), Mike Whellans (Harmonica / Moothie), Nuala Kennedy (Gaelic Song & Flute), Leo McCann (Melodeon), Aaron Jones (Vocals & Bouzouki), Barry Gray (Highland Bagpipe), Don Meade (Harmonica) & Tony DeMarco (Fiddle)
Beg & Borrow Release Dates:
Out now worldwide