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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs (CD)

Hardie is an outstanding fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist, who played in many fine folk groups which sprang out of the very vibrant session scene of Sandy Bell’s Bar in Edinburgh. These include Chorda and Jock Tamson’s Bairns. Ian has also played a significant role in Highland Connection, The Ghillies and…

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Ian Hardie & Andy Thorburn - The Spider’s Web (CD)

Hardie ... exhilirating presence of Thorburn.’ (The Scotsman)

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresher Airs (CD)

Hardie (fiddle) plays his own compositions.  ‘A magnificent achievement for fiddle music.’ (The Longford News)

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

Hardie, Hamish Moore, Tony McManus, Iain MacInnes, Lorne MacDougall, Gary West and Jimmy Young. All the solo tracks have top accompanists from within the Scottish music scene.  A truly outstanding collection of Celtic Airs and Reflective Melodies which again emphasises the strength of the Greentrax back-catalogue.

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The Occasionals - Birling (CD)

Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. This album is a celebration of 25 years of playing dances at many different occasions, and the band has included some old classics, lesser known gems from Jimmy Shand and Bobby MacLeod, and a good few new ones from Freeland. For those of you…

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

Ian Green. The tracks selected by Ian are not necessarily a ‘best of’ collection (although they readily fit that description) but each has featured prominently in some special way in the 25-year journey, including a track from the very first album and one from the last release as celebrations commence.…

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The Occasionals - The Full Set (Of Basic Scottish Ceilidh Dances) (CD and DVD set)

Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar) and Gus Millar (drums). Freeland, Ian and Kevin all have solo albums to their credit. Join The Occasionals as they take their music to the dancers in a’ the airts of Scotland and beyond - and invite you to have a go…

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Margaret Stewart - Togaidh Mi Mo Sheolta (Along The Road Less Travelled) (CD)

Hardie, James Ross and The Strathclyde Police Pipe Band. Margaret also pays tribute to her close relationship with the Irish Gaeltacht, and has included translations for all songs in Irish Gaelige as well as English. Four of the tracks on the album were recorded in Ireland, accompanied by such musical…

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Ceilidh Minogue - Ceilidh Minogue (CD)

Hardie, The Iron Horse, Cantychiels, Burach and Black Eyed Biddy.  Guest musicians are Roy Percy (bass), John Burgess (tenor sax), Steven Hawkes (trumpet) and Angus Wares (guitar, mandolin, tipple).

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Scotland, The Music And The Song (A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax) (3 x CD)

Ian Green. In 2006 the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The tracks for this 3CD compilation have been carefully selected by Ian from over 300 albums, showcasing the remarkable Greentrax Recordings catalogue of Scottish traditional music. Only the very best tracks have been selected…

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Sandy Bell’s Ceilidh (Celtic Collections vol 10) (CD)

Hardie (fiddle), Peter McClements (fiddle), Norman Chalmers (concertina), Iain McNair (guitar), Allan Johnstone (guitar), Roy Martin (bass), Rod Paterson (bones), John Croal (bodhran) and David Baillie (bodhran). ‘Sandy Bell’s is unique. Nowhere else in the world is there a place where the folk music of a country is carried on…

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The Occasionals - Down To The Hall (CD)

Hardie (fiddle, Scottish smallpipes), Kevin MacLeod (electric tenor banjo, resonator, tenor guitars, bouzouki, mandolins) and Gus Miller (drums). Over the past sixteen years the band has performed at many large and prestigious events, including Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, BBC TV’s Talla a Bhaile, Tonder Festival in Denmark, Jakarta Highland…

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Jock Tamson’s Bairns - Rare (CD)

Hardie, Derek Hoy and Norman Chalmers - remains the benchmark for younger aspiring players, and in singers Rod Paterson and John Croall they have great interpreters of both Burns and traditional Scots songs. After two early 1980s albums The Bairns officially went into ‘retirement’, but came back with a bang…

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The Occasionals - Reel Of Four (CD)

Hardie. Written information about the tunes and dances is included. Featuring Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle, bass), Kevin MacLeod (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar) and Gus Millar (drums). Freeland Barbour is arguably one of the finest accordionists in Scotland and has previous solo albums to his credit. He is also…

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Natalie MacMaster - Live (double CD)

Hardie’s Reel / Frank Gilruth Reel / McArthur Road Reel * The Fairy Dance: The Fairy Bridge Clog / A Salute to Angus Chisholm / The Maid of Castlebar / The Kylebrack Rambler / The Fairy Dance * Torna A Surriento: Torna A Surriento / Reel For Brenda / The…

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Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis - Legacy Of The Scottish Fiddle vol 1 (CD)

iano, synthesizers) with Natalie Haas (cello) and Todd Phillips (bass). The first of a series dedicated to Scotland’s fiddle heritage, this album features classic favorites which Alasdair and Paul have performed over the many years of their partnership, including compositions from the pens of J. Scott Skinner, Simon Fraser, Nathaniel…

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Jock Tamson’s Bairns - May You Never Lack A Scone (CD)

Hardie (fiddle, vocals), Derek Hoy (fiddles) and Norman Chalmers (concertinas, melodeon, moothie and whistles). The Bairns have a very strong Scottish identity and perform mainly Scottish traditional songs and tunes, all with character and enjoyment - a few more recent compositions are also included. Highly regarded by all Scottish traditional…

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The Occasionals - Live From The Music Hall, Aberdeen (CD)

Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo) and Gus Millar (drums).

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Songhunter - Spirit Of The Land (CD)

Hardie (fiddle and mandolin) * Caitlin Mann (cello).  With songs by John Holliday, Karel Fialka, Alan McLeod, Niall Gordon, Christine McLenaghan, Bob Dunsmore, Debby Oliver, Findlay Napier, Robert McDonald and Craig Anderson, Steve King, Richard Golding, Fiona Cameron, Bill McMillan, Anne Lupton and Ken MacLennan, Michael Hutchings and Jack Aldam.

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News Articles

Death of Ian Hardie

Hardie on Tuesday 16th October 2012. Ian was an outstanding fiddler and composer and played with Jock Tamson’s Bairns, The Occasionals Ceilidh Band and others. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 12.30 in Nairn, in the United Reform Church. Ian Green was proud to have Ian

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September 2014 Album & Event News

Hardie Memorial Concert held on 3rd September during the Nairn Music & Arts Festival was a sellout. Numerous artists, who Ian had worked with over the years, gave their services free and the concert was a stunning success. Viv Hardie donated one of Ian’s fiddles for a raffle and Greentrax…

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Winners at The 10th Scots Trad Music Awards

Hardie, and Roddy MacLeod MBE were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall Of Fame. See a list of all the winners.

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