Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

1986-2016: Celebrating 30 Years of sending Scottish Music Worldwide.


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Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections vol 15) (CD)

…Over the years Greentrax Recordings has received many requests for an album exclusively of slow airs and reflective melodies and this album has been released to fulfil that need. The Greentrax back-catalogue was carefully searched and after much deliberation we arrived at this selection. The music is performed by many…

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The Music And Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland (double CD)

…This album is being released in association with The Great Tapestry Of Scotland which is currently being stitched on panels designed by the artist Andrew Crummy, and will go on exhibition in 2013. The Tapestry, which will be longest in the world when complete, has been given the stamp of…

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The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band - Ah’m Dancin’ (Old Time Dances) (CD)

…This is the final album in a series of four by the much-loved Glencraig Scottish Dance Band. The series covers all the Scottish dance formats that the Glencraig Band perform - The Ceilidh, The Reel Party, Scottish Country Dances and Old Time Dances. The previous three albums were Are Ye…

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Gary West - Voicing Scotland (Folk, Culture, Nation) (book)

…Voicing Scotland takes the reader on a discovery tour through Scotland’s traditional music and song culture, past and present. West unravels the strings that link many of our contemporary musicians, singers and poets with those of the past, offering up to our ears these voices which deserve to be more…

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The Occasionals - Birling (CD)

…The Occasionals ceilidh band started in 1986, featuring a number of great musical friends. Over time it naturally distilled into the quartet of musicians heard here on this, their seventh recording: Freeland Barbour, Ian Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. This album is a celebration of 25 years of playing…

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¡No Pasaran! (They Shall Not Pass) - Scots In The Spanish Civil War (CD)

…A collection of songs and a poem principally about the many Scots who volunteered to fight in Spain on the side of the elected Republican Government against General Franco and the fascists. The Scots volunteers fought mainly with The International Brigade which included, as the name suggests, volunteers from many…

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Kilmarnock Edition - Pay It Forward (CD)

…Taking their name from Robert Burns’ celebrated volume of work, Kilmarnock Edition first came together in the International Burnsong Songhouse of 2009 when, as prize-winners, they were closeted together to write songs for a week, culminating in a gig in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrews Day. All well-known singer-songwriters…

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Fiona J Mackenzie - Archipelago (CD)

…Fiona J Mackenzie, a previous Mod Gold Medallist, releases her third album for Greentrax. Archipelago is a collection of songs in Gaelic, Scots and Norn from islands all across Scotland, from Shetland in the far north to Ailsa Craig in the south. Fiona is a native of Morayshire and has…

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David Francey - The First Set (Live From Folk Alley) (CD)

…From carpenter to songwriter - since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. The First Set - Live From Folk Alley was recorded at Kent State Folk Festival and is an introduction to nine of David’s…

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David Francey - Late Edition (CD)

…From carpenter to songwriter - since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. Late Edition was David’s ninth CD release, in April 2011. David released his first album Torn Screen Door in 1999. The release of…

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A Highland Journey vol 2 - Music In The Glen (Celtic Collections vol 14) (CD)

…This recording follows along similar lines to the hugely popular album A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland. Released in 2005, this has been the most successful album in the Celtic Collections Series and is one of the best sellers overall in the Greentrax catalogue. This second musical tour of…

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs (CD)

…This was the first album released by Greentrax in 1986 and having just celebrated our 25th Anniversary it seemed appropriate to re-release this excellent and very special album for the first time on CD. Ian Hardie is an outstanding fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist, who played in many fine folk groups…

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Rura - Break It Up (CD)

…Rura won the ‘Best Up And Coming Artist’ award at the 2011 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and were also Danny Kyle Award winners that year. Their powerful music has already created a buzz throughout the traditional music scene and their debut album is eagerly awaited by all. This…

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Alistair Ogilvy - Leaves Sae Green (CD)

…Alistair is a fine traditional singer. He was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland ‘Young Traditional Musician Of The Year’ Award in both 2011 and 2012, and won the Traditional Music And Song Association’s ‘Young Singer Of Merit’ award the same year. Alistair has already appeared at many folk…

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The Haddington Pipe Band - The Haddington Turnpike And Other Great Pipe Tunes (CD)

…The Haddington Pipe Band was formed in 1981, very much as a community band, and that ethos, championed by Pipe Major David Leckie and their honorary president Bill Bradford (two of the original founders), remains their guiding principle. The band, based in Haddington, East Lothian, does not take part in…

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Music And Song From Scotland - The Greentrax 25th Anniversary Collection (double CD)

…2011 sees Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a double CD collection for the price of one CD. The double CD is a compilation of 25 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, all of very special relevance and significance to the label and its managing director, Ian Green. The…

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Seudan (CD)

…Seudan comprises some of Scotland’s leading exponents of traditional pipe music and Gaelic song. The music is alive and vital, closely related to its old natural step dance rhythms while the piobaireachd follows the song versions from which they originated. The arrangement and delivery of their repertoire is directly influenced…

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The McCalmans - Final Concert Uncut - The Good Old Days (DVD) (DVD)

…EXTRAS (Videos, Camcorders, 8mm, dubious quality): THE QUIET STUFF Seagull Cry (Ian McCalman) * Mothers Daughters Wives (Judy Small) * Green Grow the Rashes (Robert Burns) * The Last Leviathan (Andy Barnes) * Kirsteen (Trad). SESSIONS, INTROS and FAST SONGS The Holly She Bears A Berry * Lucky Puppy (introduction)…

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Brian McNeill - The Road Never Questions (CD)

…This is a compilation of tracks from Brian McNeill’s prolific output of solo and duo albums he released during his time with the Battlefield Band and since moving on. Brian found selecting the tracks for this album somewhat difficult but it was a labour of love at the same time…

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Robin Laing - Whisky For Breakfast (CD)

…Robin Laing is Scotland’s ‘Whisky Bard’. This is his fourth album of whisky songs, and this time, whether following his Muse or the thread spun for him by the Fates, he has put together a collection of his own songs, all on the tasty subject of Scotch whisky. An eclectic…

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News Articles

February 2015 News

…We regret to announce that Cath Mack (Greentrax Promotions) was made redundant recently and tasks will now be shared by Elaine, Pat and Ian. This step was not taken lightly and we were sorry to see Cath go but it is an indication of how the record industry, including Greentrax,…

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Luke Daniels’ Tribute to William Hannah

…William Hannah was a celebrated recording artist in the 1920s and a major influence on Jimmy Shand. Luke Daniels has painstakingly transcribed the music from 78rpm and wax cylinder recordings, and the music has been faithfully recorded by four of the UK’s finest tradition players: Luke Daniels on melodeon, Neil…

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Christmas 2014 Newsletter

…​View or download our Christmas 2014 Newsletter (Adobe pdf format for print) with news on releases and events, and also our Top 20 Albums in 2014.

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Eric Bogle Not A Fan of Joss Stone’s Cover Version

…Joss Stone’s recording of Eric Bogle’s song No Man’s Land (also known as The Green Fields Of France or Willie McBride) has been released as a charity single for The British Legion. Some of the important verses or part-verses have been deleted, making what is one of the best anti-war…

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Ian Green Awarded Local Business Hero

…Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber Of Commerce - The Business Partnership Ltd (Lothians Branch) selected Greentrax Recordings Managing Director Ian Green as the winner of their Local Business Hero award. Ian is absolutely delighted and the Greentrax staff are all very proud of him. The award presenter said: Ian himself…

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Greentrax at Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

…Ian Green will be attending the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 13th December 2014, this year at Inverness Leisure Centre.  Tickets are on sale now from Eden Court Theatre.  Greentrax Recordings will be again sponsoring Best Live Act Of The Year.

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Far, Far From Ypres - Martignas Sur Jalle

…Charlie Milne writes: The above trip was initiated by a friendship between myself and a good, long-time friend Michel Bastida who is now the deputy mayor of Martignas. The town of Martignas is twinned with Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, and that twinning was started by a rugby relationship that I and…

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Paul McKenna Band German Tour Dates

…The Paul McKenna Band will be on tour in Germany in November 2014: 8th Nov - Rohrmeisterei, Schwerte 9th Nov - Aula des Gymnasium, Salzgitter 10th Nov - Schloss Britz, Berlin 13th Nov - Flottmann Hallen, Herne 14th Nov - Kulturstätte Schwanenteich, Mühlhausen 15th Nov - König Albert Theater, Bad…

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Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show in 2014

…After selling out The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections 2014 and receiving two standing ovations in the emotionally charged main auditorium, this moving show was presented several times again in the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014. It was also in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the beginning…

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September 2014 Album & Event News

…Greentrax managing director Ian Green been nominated for the category of Local Business Hero by the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber Of Commerce. The awards take place on 29th October. The Trad On The Tyne 2014 festival was a huge success. The Ian Hardie Memorial Concert held on 3rd September…

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Kathleen MacInnes in Concert

…​Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes will be performing at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 15th November 2014 (doors and bar 7pm, start 8pm) - book tickets online here. Kathleen will be accompanied by Mike Vass (fiddle, guitar) and Mhairi Hall (piano). Special guests on the night are Rachel Newton…

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Death of Jean Redpath

…It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the death of my friend and Greentrax artist Jean Redpath. She died in a hospice in Arizona, USA, during the afternoon of 21st August after a fairly long illness. Jean was a lovely person and never failed to phone…

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Trad On The Tyne Festival 2014

…The 2014 Trad On The Tyne Festival takes place in Haddington, East Lothian on the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August. You can buy tickets now through the festival website. The outstanding Karine Polwart and Blazin’ Fiddles (the current Folk Band Of The Year) will be topping the…

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May 2014 Album & Event News

…The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry and companion Greentrax album are being launched on Saturday 31st May in Prestonpans Community Centre. The launch is by invitation only but the Tapestry will thereafter go on exhibition. It is an amazing work of art by Andrew Crummy and his many volunteer stitchers and is…

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Donnie Munro Album In The Pipeline

…An acoustic album by Donnie Munro is at the planning stage, a joint effort by Greentrax and Hypertension Music, Germany. Donnie’s previous albums on Greentrax are An Turas (The Journey) Live and Heart Of America (Across The Great Divide). He recently toured Germany with his band and forthcoming acoustic dates…

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Andrew Marr Picks Favourite Gaughan Track

…Broadcaster Andrew Marr was recently invited by Songlines magazine to select a favourite playlist for their free covermount CD. One of the tracks Andrew selected was Dick Gaughan’s version of Brian McNeill’s song No Gods and Precious Few Heroes, taken from the album Dick Gaughan - Sail On.

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Happy Birthday Ian Green!

…Mr Greentrax - Ian Green - was 80 years young on 29th January! He was overwhelmed with birthday wishes and it was impossible to acknowledge each.  Thanks to all from Ian!

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Sally Barker on The Voice

…Sally Barker of The Poozies appeared on The Voice (BBC TV) on Saturday 11th January and was chosen by Tom Jones to be her mentor. Sally can be heard on the Greentrax album The Poozies - Yellow Like Sunshine.

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How Auld Lang Syne Took Over The World

…Dougie Vipond presented a programme on BBC TV Scotland over the festive period in which he examined the Robert Burns song Auld Lang Syne in depth. By coincidence he featured an Indian recording of the song, similar to the Bengali version included on our album The Scottish Diaspora. Vipond also…

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‘A Little Bird Blown Off Course’ Shows

…Celebrating the life and Gaelic song collection of Margaret Fay Shaw, A Little Bird Blown Off Course is a new piece of music-theatre by Fiona J Mackenzie, presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Blas Festival in partnership with the National Trust For Scotland. The musicians are Signy Jacobsdottir,…

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