This album by Fiona J Mackenzie is the culmination of many years working with and learning about the song collections and recordings made by John Lorne Campbell and Margaret Fay Shaw in their years as Gaelic folklorists and song collectors. As Archivist for the National Trust for Scotland in Canna… read more
The Vocal Dance Music of the Scottish Gaels book.
A4 wire-bound format, staff notation, 126 pages. A companion book to the CD Dhannsadh Gun Dannsadh: Dance-Songs of The Scottish Gaels (Scottish Tradition Series vol 28). This book was originally published in 1901 in solfa, and still remains the only one published on this subject. A valuable book of… read more
— 2020 Top 20 — Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9028
Scottish Tradition Series vol 28.
See also the companion book to this CD: Keith Norman MacDonald’s Puirt-a-Beul. Dance-songs feature in most Gaelic singers’ repertoires, but the range of songs performed today is a fraction of the surviving corpus. With this album - the first in the Scottish Tradition Series dedicated to… read more
Sineag MacIntyre is from Kilphedar in South Uist, a township noted for a particularly rich and thriving singing tradition. She has been immersed in Gaelic song all her life and made her first recordings while still at school. Awards quickly followed, including the Traditional Gold Medal at the at… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9014
Scottish Tradition Series vol 14.
This is a CD re-release of the 1995 Greentrax music cassette and is Volume 14 in the Scottish Tradition Series. 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.… read more
— 2016 Top 20 — Scottish Tradition Series — Bagpipes — Gaelic Song — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9027
Scottish Tradition Series vol 27.
Various singers, storytellers and piping from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Sguaban A Tìr An Eòrna translates from the Gaelic as Sheaves From The Land Of Barley. Tiree, a low lying island of some thirty-six square miles west of Ardnamurchan Point, lacks… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Bagpipes — Fiddle — Gaelic Song — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX9026D
Scottish Tradition Series vol 26.
Field Recordings of Gaelic Music & Song From The Highlands & Islands by Calum MacLean A double CD set with one CD consisting of songs and the other featuring instrumental music. The School of Scottish Studies and Greentrax are delighted to present this double CD collection, selected from the… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9025
Scottish Tradition Series vol 25.
Bu Chaoin Leam Bhith ‘N Uibhist (Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition) Between 1950 and 1975 staff and students of the School of Scottish Studies, collecting material relating to the cultural life and traditional arts of North Uist, made over five hundred recordings of songs, music, tales,… read more
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 lived in… read more
— 2018 Top 20 — Bands — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX343
Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, Gaelic supergroup Dàimh (pronounced da-eve) return with their eagerly anticipated second album. The charging pipe and fiddle-led assault has seen Dàimh gigging far and wide, and their line-up now also includes Gaelic singer Calum Alex MacMillan… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9007
Scottish Tradition Series vol 7.
Calum Ruadh, a crofter and bard from Skye, died on February 25th 1978. This album is comprised of several stretches of conversation, mainly in English, and eight songs in Gaelic composed by Calum himself. Unique recordings from the archives of the School Of Scottish Studies, at long last available… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9008
Scottish Tradition Series vol 8.
James C M Campbell (1896-1979) was indubitably one of the most distinguished Gaelic concert singers that Scotland has known, but he was also representative of a far rarer breed - a singer whose formal education in music, perfected far away from his native Highlands, never led him to deny the virtues… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — Spoken Word — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX9013D
Scottish Tradition Series vol 13.
Calum & Annie Johnston were born on the Scottish Hebridean island of Barra. As this album amply demonstrates, both were fine singers - by which is meant not so much that they possessed voices which would have been at home on the concert stage, as that they performed their songs with great… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX9016D
Scottish Tradition Series vol 16.
During his years as lecturer and reader in the Department of Celtic in the University of Edinburgh, William Matheson was regarded by the staff of The School of Scottish Studies as their most reliable consultant on questions of Gaelic oral tradition, especially on songs and their melodies. William… read more
A Good Suit Of Clothes A unique collection of Gaelic emigrant songs, traditional, contemporary and in a variety of styles, depicting the experiences of Highland emigrants over the past 300 years - both happy and nostalgic. The songs include those well known, such as O Mo Dhuthaich from South Uist… read more
A Collection of Scottish Gaelic Christmas Carols.
Some are translations into Gaelic of well-known songs and carols and all are featured on the Duan Nollaig double CD by Fiona J Mackenzie.
Arranged for voice and piano, with full notation and chord symbols.
Collected by Fiona J Mackenzie, arranged by Irvin Duguid.
A4 paperback, 93 pages. read more
Along The Road Less Travelled Margaret Stewart, from the village of Upper Coll in Back on the Isle of Lewis, now residing in Nairn, is regarded by many as one of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers. A native Gaelic speaker and a natural singer from childhood, she has won many accolades, including the… read more
— 2020 Top 20 — Gaelic Song — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX320D
A Gaelic Christmas.
Fiona J Mackenzie is a former Gaelic Mod Gold Medal winner, and also received a Scots Trad Music Award in 2004. This is a unique double album of both traditional and contemporary Scottish Gaelic Christmas songs and carols. Vocal harmonies are provided by Maggie MacDonald, Katie Mackenzie (who also… read more
Daimh (pronounced da-eve) is the Gaelic word for affinity or kinship. This six-piece group brings together an exciting combination of musicians from Cape Breton Island, Ireland, the West Highlands of Scotland and the Irish/American scene - effortlessly blending music and song from their native… read more
— All Time Top Sellers — 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX294
Kathleen MacInnes was born and brought up on South Uist, Western Isles, in a Gaelic-speaking home, and has enjoyed a career in television and the theatre as an actress, presenter and singer. This is her debut album and also features some wonderful session musicians, including Ross Martin (guitar),… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX9020
Scottish Tradition Series vol 20.
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 Tradition Series and other material from the Schools’ rich archive collection. Amongst the… read more
— Gaelic Song — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Vocal Groups — CD — CDTRAX261
Scotland's Queens of Song Recorded Live on Tour 2002.
The popular Gaelic and Scots songs on this album were recorded from live concerts during the Scottish Women tour of 2002. The cast of singers included Sheila Stewart, Sheena Wellington, Ishbel McAskill, Elspeth Cowie, Corrina Hewat, Annie Grace, Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, Mairi MacInnes, Anna… read more
Cathy-Ann MacPhee is one of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers. This is her first album since 1994, featuring many of her all-time favourite Gaelic songs - several associated with her childhood on Barra. Her first album Canan Nan Gaidheal is still regarded as a classic Gaelic release. With Mairi… read more
— Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX211
Oran Chloinne (Songs For Children).
Mairi MacInnes is one of the foremost and most popular Gaelic singers in Scotland, and has recorded other albums for Greentrax. These songs are studio-recorded but originate from the BBC TV children’s series of Gaelic programmes Orain Is Rannan. In the studio, Mairi was accompanied by William… read more
The second album of Gaelic songs from Margaret Stewart, combined with Allan MacDonald’s innovative and lyrical piobaireachd style. The clarity and precision of Margaret’s voice make it appreciable even to those who are not generally keen on Gaelic song, and her deft intonation will impress those… read more
Mainly traditional Scots Gaelic songs with a twenty-first century slant in the singing. Solo and accompanied, traditional yet gently up-to-date. A previous Mod gold medallist, Mairi has travelled and sang throughout North America and Europe, in particular Cape Breton and Spain. In Scotland she is… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9018
Scottish Tradition Series vol 18.
Gaelic song by various renowned Gaelic singers. Selected from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies. The extensive CD booklet (included) contains both the Gaelic and English lyrics and background information. Previously only available on cassette. It appears at the suggestion of the Gaelic… read more
— Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX191
Roddy Campbell is a traditional Gaelic singer from the Isle of Barra, off the west coast of Scotland. His singing style come directly from the Islands and from the people inhabiting them, especially his family which includes the well-known ‘source singers’, Calum and Annie Johnston. Roddy also… read more
— Fiddle — Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX187
Captain Simon Fraser 1773-1852.
In 1816 Captain Simon Fraser of Knockie published a collection of 230 airs and melodies from the Highlands and Islands and left a legacy of Celtic music that has endured by its merit into the 21st century. The Captain’s Collection was recently broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland as a major drama… read more
— Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9019
Scottish Tradition Series vol 19.
21 songs originally recorded for The School of Scottish Studies and the BBC by the wonderful Gaelic singer Joan MacKenzie from the Isle of Lewis. Although a very popular singer among Gaelic radio listeners, Joan only made two commercial 45rpm albums, no longer available. The recordings for this… read more
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