Greentrax Newsletter - November 2016
Celebrating 30 years of sending Scottish music worldwide
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2016 is the 30th Anniversary of Greentrax Recordings Ltd. This double CD has been selected from the "special projects" of the past 30 years and celebrates this milestone. Featured artists are:
Scots Women * Aly Bain MBE & Phil Cunningham MBE * The Scottish Pals Singers * Dick Gaughan * Siobhan Miller * Tony McManus, Alain Genty & Soig Siberil * Catherine-Ann MacPhee * The McCalmans * Mairi Campbell & Jack Evans * Robin Laing * Eilidh Shaw, Kathryn Nicoll, Mary Ann Kennedy, Jack Evans, Ian Hardie & Duncan MacGillivray * Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage * Janet Russell & Christine Kydd * Bell's Big Ceilidh Band * Eric Bogle * Scottish Women led by Ishbel MacAskill * Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas * Brian McNeill * Heather Heywood * Hamish Moore * Benny Gallagher * Isla St Clair * Hamish Henderson * Gary West * Jean Redpath MBE * Mairearad Green * Dougie Pincock * Lizzie Higgins * The Pipes And Drums The 1st Battalion The Black Watch * Gordon Duncan
The McCalmans, who retired in 2010, made 26 albums and recorded over 400 songs. Finding new songs was a group passion and because of the constant influx of material, many songs never made it on to a Macs album. This album has studio recordings, rehearsal recordings, live recordings, Final Concert songs from the DVD, plus a couple of "cassette copies".
Includes tracks from the three McCalmans lineups between 1964 and 2010. A nostalgic, vintage collection for the many, many McCalmans fans who were sad to see the demise of the band.
Greentrax is proud to have been associated with Eric Bogle since 1989. In those 27 years Greentrax has released all of Eric's live and studio albums, including his collaborations with long-time buddy and touring partner John Munro, plus various compilations and the 5CD box set Singing The Spirit Home.
Voices is another amazing collection of songs - eight from Eric himself, probably one of the greatest songwriters of the past several decades. There are two songs from John Munro, one from Peter Titchener and a song sent to Eric by Simon Wilkins.
This album is from two live concerts organised for the launch in 2015 of Freeland Barbour's remarkable publication The Music And The Land - The Music of Freeland Barbour, a beautiful two-volume book set in a slipcase published by Birlinn Ltd.
The two concerts with Freeland and his guests were recorded and a 21-track album on one CD was selected by Freeland. The guests include The Occasionals, Mairi Campbell, Alison Smith, Jane Gardner, Janet Barbour, Kevin Macleod, Gus Millar, Neil MacMillan, Martin Carthy, Phil Cunningham, Ross Ainslie, Simon Thoumire, Gary West, Billy Kay and Cailean Maclean (one of Scotland's leading photographers who provided most of photos in the books).
The Greentrax full colour catalogue (pdf format) lists all of our currently available recordings.
We also provide a text-based catalogue (pdf format).
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