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


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Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition (Scottish Tradition Series vol 25) (CD)

…Tradition)  This album is the 25th in the Scottish Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The School and Greentrax are delighted to present this collection which, in common with previous volumes, is from the very important School Archives. The series was…

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Scottish Traditional Tales (Scottish Tradition Series vol 17) (double CD)

…traditional storytelling, as the older ballads are of singing. These stories share the atmosphere of mediaeval romance - timelessly vague, but with such material properties as must be described supplied from the wardrobe of the Middle Ages. They are the fireside dreams of ordinary people who overcome foes and misfortunes…

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Gaelic Stories Told By Peter Morrison (Scottish Tradition Series vol 14) (CD)

…Tradition Series, from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies. The Series has been widely acclaimed. Peter Morrison, a crofter-fisherman from the small Hebridean island of Grimsay, which lies between North Uist and Benbecula, was recorded by D A MacDonald between 1962 and 1974 on Grimsay. Peter Morrison, a…

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Sguaban A Tìr An Eòrna - Traditions Of Tiree (Scottish Tradition Series vol 27) (CD)

…Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies Sound Archive, University of Edinburgh. The School and Greentrax are delighted to present this CD collection, selected from the extensive collecting of Calum MacLean (1915-1960), who first visited the island in 1953, followed by Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), John MacInnes, Lisa…

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William MacLean - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 10) (double CD)

…Born of a Raasay family living in Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, William MacLean was a pupil of Malcolm MacPherson (Calum Piobaire) of Badenoch, with whom he made a special study of piobaireachd. He went on to win many piping prizes, including the Argyllshire Star at Oban (1898), the Inverness Champion’s…

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George Moss - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 15) (CD)

…traditions of the Highland bagpipe. He competed on occasions but spent a lot of his time studying and playing pibroch (piobaireachd), also known in Gaelic as ceol mor or the great music. This collection provides invaluable evidence of an earlier, truly Gaelic style of piping, which began to change in…

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Cruinneachadh Chaluim - Field Recordings of Gaelic Music and Song (Scottish Tradition Series vol 26) (double CD)

…Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh. The School and Greentrax are delighted to present this double CD collection, selected from the extensive collecting of Calum MacLean. We never tire of saying the series was described in the past as “The…

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Songs & Ballads From Perthshire (Scottish Tradition Series vol 24) (CD)

…Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1951. The School is delighted that Maurice Fleming of Blairgowrie, whose collecting forms a very important part of the School Archives, has himself acted as editor. The album includes many of the fine singers Maurice met while on fieldwork in the 1950s…

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Calum Ruadh, Bard Of Skye (Scottish Tradition Series vol 7) (CD)

…Scottish Studies, at long last available on CD. With Roy Williamson (flute) and John Mackinnon (violin). The accompanying CD booklet contains full text transcription of the recordings, music notation and other notes. “A sound portrait of a Celtic bard - the last…” “A rather comprehensive analysis of its subject -…

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James Campbell Of Kintail - Gaelic Songs (Scottish Tradition Series vol 8) (CD)

…traditional singing. He had a huge repertoire of songs, those that made him famous on the concert platform but also those that he had learned traditionally, most of them within the family circle. Unique recordings from the archives of The School Of Scottish Studies, at long last available on CD.…

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Calum & Annie Johnston - Songs, Stories & Piping From Barra (Scottish Tradition Series vol 13) (double CD)

…Scottish Studies and now on CD. The accompanying CD booklet contains the full Gaelic lyrics (with English translations), spoken track transcriptions, photographs and notes.

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Wooed And Married And Aa (Scottish Tradition Series vol 23) (CD)

…traditions is included, as are items from different occupational groups including fishers, farmers and factory workers. The Archives are particularly rich in wedding material from the Shetland Isles, and in this case it has been possible to give a feel of the sequence of events connected to the wedding, before,…

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Chokit On A Tattie (Scottish Tradition Series vol 22) (CD)

…Tradition Series of recordings was hailed, when the early volumes were first released, as ‘The most important series of traditional recordings ever.’ Volume 22 consists of children’s songs and rhymes and is an important addition to the series. The School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh is…

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The Carrying Stream (Scottish Tradition Series vol 20) (CD)

…Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies. In response to many requests, The School of Scottish Studies Archives, in conjunction with Greentrax Recordings, have selected tracks for this compilation album from previous album releases in the Scottish…

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Orkney - Land, Sea & Community (Scottish Tradition Series vol 21) (CD)

…Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies. This volume focuses on the music, song and stories of the Orkney Islands. Most of the selections were recorded by Alan Bruford, reader in Scottish Ethnology. The first narratives and…

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Clo Dubh, Clo Donn (Scottish Tradition Series vol 18) (CD)

…Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies.

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Joan MacKenzie - Seonag NicCoinnich (Scottish Tradition Series vol 19) (CD)

…traditional singers, recorded in the Western Isles of Scotland between 1955 and 1972.  The Scottish Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies.

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Gaelic Psalms From Lewis (Scottish Tradition Series vol 6) (CD)

…Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies.

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Shetland Fiddle Music (Scottish Tradition Series vol 4) (CD)

…tradition is moving today. Featuring Willy Henderson and Bobby Jamieson, Tom Anderson, Bobby Peterson, Jimmy Johnston and Pat Sutherland, Willie Hunter, Ronnie Cooper and the Cullivoe Traditional Fiddle Band. The Scottish Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish…

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News Articles

June 2017 News

Tradition Series vol 14) and online pre-orders have been healthy. Nick Keir’s recent double album release 1953-2013 continues to sell well and is getting a lot of radio play we are told. The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry was recently on display in Prestonpans during The Three Harbours Festival, after visits to…

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October 2016 News

Tradition series and too many more to mention. The artists on the compilation range from Lizzie Higgins to Dick Gaughan, Ishbel MacAskill to Gordon Duncan, Alasdair Fraser to Eric Bogle, Brian McNeill to Siobhan Miller, Tony McManus to The McCalmans - you get the picture. All in all a remarkable…

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Celebrating 30 Years in 2016

traditional music record company and one of the largest independents in the UK. At thirty years, Greentrax continues to lead the way with wide-ranging releases, from the very traditional to the most contemporary. In addition to the Greentrax label, there is also the G2 Label, Culburnie (licensed from Alasdair Fraser),…

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April 2016 News

Tradition Series vol 27 - Tiree Songs and Music (a working title), from The School Of Scottish Studies archives. Editing and mastering is currently taking place. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Greentrax Recordings in 2016, Ian Green is at present selecting tracks from the many ‘special projects’ the label…

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September 2013 Album News

Tradition Series album Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition was launched at the School Of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh, on Friday 20th September. Already sales of this album have been excellent. This is the 25th release in this unique series. Barbara Dickson continues to do high profile interviews on national…

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