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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

 


Angus Peter Campbell's new novel 'Memory and Straw' - launches and readings in July & August June 30 2017

Angus Peter Campbell - Memory and Straw

Angus Peter Campbell, the award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor (who contributed to Christine Primrose’s new album) is about to launch a new English-language novel titled “Memory and Straw”.

The novel is set in New York, the Highlands of Scotland, Oxford and Rome and covers subjects as diverse as Fairies and Artificial Intelligence, from the 1850s to the present.

“Memory and Straw” is published by Luath Press of Edinburgh and Angus Peter will launch it in Glasgow on July 14th, in Inverness on July 27th and in Edinburgh on August 3rd. He will also be reading from it at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 12th.

"An irrepressible, quite remarkable, joy"
Janice Galloway


Further info from Luath: www.luath.co.uk or 0131 225 4326


Harp Course with Alison Kinnaird at Blackhills Estate, Mon 17th July - Fri 21st July 2017 June 29 2017

Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird will again be teaching this very popular course, which takes place on the beautiful Blackhills Estate near Elgin in Morayshire. Early booking is recommended as the course is limited to fifteen participants.

The atmosphere is always relaxed and 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 accomodation 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.

Book or find out more from organiser Steph Christie by e-mail at steph@clarbo.com or by telephone on 01343 842 223

The Blackhills webpage will be updated with details of the 2017 course soon, and can be found here: www.blackhills.co.uk/harp-courses


Christine Primrose - New Album Launch Performance, 24th June 2017 @ CODA, Edinburgh June 13 2017

Christine Primrose - Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss – A Lone Voice)

‘Gràdh is Gonadh – Guth ag aithris’ (Love and Loss – A Lone Voice) is the powerful new album of pure and unaccompanied traditional Scottish Gaelic song by Christine Primrose, widely recognised and acknowledged as one of the great singers of her generation.

Over three decades on from her groundbreaking debut release, the cultural landscape and personal timing is right for this solo recording of clarity, poignancy and depth from a remarkable and mature voice. These are songs of love and loss, presented in their most pure form; unaccompanied, vulnerable and beautiful.

To celebrate the release, Christine will perform several songs from the new album on Saturday 24th June, at 5.30pm in CODA, Edinburgh's well known traditional & contemporary folk music specialist record shop. (12 Bank Street, The Mound, EH1 2LN) The event is free to the public, but it's worth arriving early as it may be busy.



Christine Primrose - 'Thig an Smeòrach as t-Earrach'
(The Thrush Comes in Spring)


‘…a masterpiece…every note
and every syllable
here is a note of grace’
Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul



You can pre-order this album now from www.templerecords.co.uk/loveandloss 

 


Alison Kinnaird MBE - Art in Glass - Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition June 13 2017

Alison Kinnaird MBE - Art in Glass - Solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition4th - 28th August 2017
Daily 10am-6pm
Fringe Venue 244
Shillinghill Studios

Temple Records artist Alison Kinnaird has a parallel career as an artist working in glass, with an international reputation. Using the ancient technique of wheel-engraving, often combining it with cutting-edge technology such as LED lighting, her work ranges from small intimate pieces to architectural scale projects and is in many public and private collections, including the V&A Museum, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Corning Museum of Glass NY.

'Hers is a fusing with the physical elements of glass of metaphysical elements of imagery and perceptions, inner worlds and 'otherworlds', symbolism, inherited belief and lost experience, time and timelessness'
Hugh Cheape, Royal Museums of Scotland

This solo exhibition will take place in the conservation village of Temple, 12 miles south of Edinburgh, in the converted church which has been Alison's home and studio for many years, the building where Temple Records are also based. The ruined church close to the studio was the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Scotland in the 14th century, and as well as enjoying the open studio exhibition in a spectacular building, visitors can discover this historic venue.


Find out more about the exhibition (including directions and transport) and Alison's work at: www.alisonkinnaird.com


Attention vinyl lovers - out comes the old stock... March 31 2017

Temple Records - VinylWe still have limited stock of vinyl for some of our early releases and we've been digging through our stockroom to add a few more of them to our website this week. Where possible, we've also got the option of a free download with many of our LPs, so you can listen to the music straightaway.

Browse and enjoy!

www.templerecords.co.uk/collections/vinyl

New Version: Temple Records Free Download Sampler! December 22 2016

Free Temple Records Download Sampler
As a little festive gift, we've just updated our free download sampler with six new tracks from Alison Kinnaird,  Fiddlers Five, Heritage, Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band, Mac-talla and Seamus Tansey so download and enjoy!

The sampler allows you to practice downloading from our website
without making a purchase, and lets you hear a selection of great tracks from our catalogue.

Just add it to your cart & checkout as normal - you won't be asked for payment details.

Enjoy, and then come back for more!

Battlefield Band - The Producer's Choice - CD now available December 15 2016

Battlefield Band - The Producer's Choice - now available on CD!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

 


New Release: Battlefield Band - The Producer's Choice December 05 2016

Battlefield Band - The Producer's Choice (Temple Records DD/COMD2108)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:
www.templerecords.co.uk/battlefield-band-the-producers-choice