Robin Morton (musician)

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Robin Morton
Origin County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Genres Folk music, Celtic music
Years active1967–1979
Labels Temple Records
Associated acts Boys of the Lough

Robin Morton is an Irish folk musician who founded the folk band Boys of the Lough in 1967 along with Tommy Gunn and Cathal McConnell. Robin left the band 1979 after setting up a folk label called Temple Records. [1]


Morton was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland and moved to Scotland to study a PhD (lapsed) at the University of Edinburgh. In 1980 he became manager of the Scottish folk group Battlefield Band and continues to manage and release material by the band to this day.

Morton set up Temple US Records in the 1980s, and the publishing company Kinmor Publishing which produces music, and publishes books and sheet music.

The folk music magazine The Living Tradition covered Robin Morton's life in their 66th issue, in an 11-page special published in 2006. [2]


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  1. Heywood, Pete. "Cathal McConnell". The Living Tradition. No. 31. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. "Robin Morton – Singer, 'Boy' of the Lough, Battlefield Band manager and Temple Records supremo". The Living Tradition. No. 66. 2006. Retrieved 2018-01-02.