Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

1986-2024: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 38 years

Ian Green: 1934-2024

Dhannsadh Gun Dannsadh - Dance-Songs of The Scottish Gaels

 — 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

Gaelic Stories Told By Peter Morrison

 — 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

Sguaban à Tìr an Eòrna - Traditions Of Tiree

 — 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

William MacLean - Pibroch

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Bagpipes — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX9010D

Scottish Tradition Series vol 10. 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… read more

George Moss - Pibroch

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Bagpipes — CD — CDTRAX9015

Scottish Tradition Series vol 15. Born in Strathglass in 1903, son of an estate worker, it was while his father was working on an estate in Glengarry that George Moss, not yet in his teens, began serious study of the repertory and traditions of the Highland bagpipe. He competed on occasions but spent a lot of his time studying and… read more

Cruinneachadh Chaluim - Field Recordings of Gaelic Music and Song

 — 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

Gaelic Songs From The North Uist Tradition

 — 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

Songs & Ballads From Perthshire

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX9024

Scottish Tradition Series vol 24. This album is released in the year of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the School of 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… read more

Calum Ruadh - Bard Of Skye

 — 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

James Campbell Of Kintail - Gaelic Songs

 — 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

Calum & Annie Johnston - Songs, Stories & Piping From Barra

 — 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

William Matheson - Gaelic Bards And Minstrels

 — 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

Wooed And Married And Aa

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9023

Scottish Tradition Series vol 23. Volume 23 in this classic series of recordings from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies draws together a selection of songs, tunes and customs from across Scotland, connected with marriage. Materials from both the Scots and Gaelic traditions is included, as are items from different… read more

Chokit On A Tattie

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9022

Scottish Tradition Series vol 22. Volume 22 consists of children’s songs and rhymes and is an important addition to the Scottish Tradition Series. The School of Scottish Studies Archives is an important source of Scottish children’s lore. On this album, a selection of material in Scots recorded over a period of three decades… read more

The Carrying Stream

 — 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

Orkney - Land, Sea & Community

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX9021

Scottish Tradition Series vol 21. 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 songs highlight farm life: they recall harvest celebrations, recipes, animal behaviour and related beliefs and… read more

Clo Dubh, Clo Donn

 — 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

Scottish Traditional Tales

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Spoken Word — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX9017D

Scottish Tradition Series vol 17. In most modern European cultures the longer types of wonder-tale, or fairy-tales as they are often called, are the aristocrats of traditional storytelling, as the older ballads are of singing. These stories share the atmosphere of mediaeval romance - timelessly vague, but with such material… read more

Joan MacKenzie - Seonag NicCoinnich

 — 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

Gaelic Psalms From Lewis

 — 2023 Top 20 — 2022 Top 20 — 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9006

Scottish Tradition Series vol 6. With Murdina MacDonald, Effie MacDonald and precentors Donald MacLeod, Norman MacLeod, Murdo MacLeod and Alasdair Graham with group/congregation. On hearing Gaelic psalm singing for the first time, some who are outside the culture find it an intensely moving experience. This is another Series… read more

Shetland Fiddle Music

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX9004

Scottish Tradition Series vol 4. Recordings illustrating not only the distinctive arts of the older unaccompanied fiddlers but also the way in which the tradition is moving today. Featuring Willy Henderson & Bobby Jamieson, Tom Anderson, Bobby Peterson, Jimmy Johnston & Pat Sutherland, Willie Hunter, Ronnie Cooper and the… read more

The Fiddler and His Art

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX9009

Scottish Tradition Series vol 9. Strathspeys, reels, slow airs, marches, waltzes and jigs from five different regions of Scotland. Played by stalwarts Hugh Inkster, Pat Shearer, Andrew Polson, Albert Stewart, Donald MacDonell and Hector MacAndrew - all greatly admired in their day. It is an acknowledged fact that styles of Scottish… read more

Waulking Songs From Barra

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9003

Scottish Tradition Series vol 3. Distinctive waulking songs of the Western Isles, featuring Mary Morrison, Calum Johnston, Kate Buchanan and Flora Boyd. Fulling or waulking of home-made cloth was carried out in Gaelic Scotland by pounding the material against a board or tramping it with the feet. This was usually women’s work and… read more

Bothy Ballads

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX9001

Scottish Tradition Series vol 1. Music from the North East of Scotland. Jimmy MacBeath, James Bowie, Bill Elvin, John MacDonald, Charlie Murray & Jamie Taylor, Charlie Bremner and Frank Steele. It was the ‘bothy’ system of North-East farms in Scotland which served as a sort of folksong incubator in late-Victorian and… read more

The Muckle Sangs

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX9005

Scottish Tradition Series vol 5. Some of the classic Scots ballads sung by the very best traditional singers, now sadly almost all gone. Jeannie Robertson, Lizzie Higgins, Betsy Whyte, Jane Turriff, John Strachan, Jimmy MacBeath, John Adams, John MacDonald, Bella Higgins, Duncan MacPhee, Nellie MacGregor, Minnie Haman, Sheila… read more

Music From The Western Isles

 — Scottish Tradition Series — Gaelic Song — CD — CDTRAX9002

Scottish Tradition Series vol 2. This collection of music from the Western Isles is one of the most popular in the Scottish Tradition Series and is highly rated worldwide. The collection includes choral work songs, mouth music, the very unusual canntaireachd (now almost extinct), piobaireachd and other Gaelic songs. This is a very… read more