Recorded in late 2021 in Australia. Greentrax Managing Director Ian Green considers this to be Eric Bogle’s best album for some time. Eric surrounded himself in the studio with some amazing talent: Emma Luker (fiddle, cello, viola, harmony vocals) arranged vocals, wrote a tune in memory of the… read more
Eddie Seaman plays the Highland bagpipe and whistle. He is accompanied on six tracks by the very talented multi-instrumentalist Aaron Jones, who plays bouzouki and double bass on the album. Eddie is joined on the Uamh an Oir (Cave of Gold) track by the very fine Gaelic singer Maeve Mackinnon for… read more
— Compilations — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — Vocal Groups — CD — CDTRAX410
Dr Hamish Henderson - poet, singer-songwriter, folklorist and cultural and political activist - was born on 11th November 1919 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, and died on 9th March 2002 in Edinburgh. In 1951, after service in the British Army during the Second World War, Hamish became an honorary… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — Celtic Collections — Compilations — CD — CDGMP8017
Celtic Collections vol 17.
Top Scottish singers and musicians. This compilation was first released in 1989 as a showcase for the then-fledgling Greentrax label, and went on to be a Greentrax bestseller. It recently went out of print and is now being re-released on the Celtic Collections budget series where we anticipate it… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX414
Every Regiment has legends and songs. These go beyond the tunes of the marching band and the laments of a church service but tell the real human story of the time and place. They come from the soldiers and form part of the DNA of a unit, connecting past to present in vivid, emotionally-charged,… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX413
“Folk songs are just stories set to music…” An outstanding collection of mainly contemporary songs, five written by Fraser Bruce himself, one traditional song and the rest by notable songwriters such as Eric Bogle, Dougie McLean, John Watt and Graeme Miles. Session musicians include Gavin… read more
— 2020 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX408
Stevie Palmer is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, and this is his second album for Greentrax. The first, the critically acclaimed Heartprint Shadow, included the song Black Is The Sun, one of the standout items in the 2018 Scottish Traditional Music Award-winning stage production of Far, Far… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX412
This cracking album marks Brian McNeill’s musical half-century. Apart from bodhran on four tracks and bouzouki on one track by Tad Sargent, Brian plays all the instruments and sings all the songs on this album. Not only that, but Brian has written all the songs and most of the tunes, emphasising… 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
— Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX407
“John Campbell Munro was a multi-instrumentalist, an outstanding singer-songwriter, a companion on stage and in the studio to Eric Bogle for decades, and a very lovely and gentle man who died before his time. This album features the life of the Australian legend Ned Kelly (and his gang) in song,… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month — Guitar & Mandolin — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX406
Definitive Gaughan concert from 1982.
“Dick Gaughan, who is currently recovering from a stroke, regards these as his finest live recordings. Songs include The Freedom Come All Ye, with accompaniment on fiddle by the late, great Johnny Cunningham. A large royalty goes to Dick from the sales of this album, which contains some of his… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Fiddle — Guitar & Mandolin — CD — CDTRAX405
Tony McManus is the leading Celtic guitarist worldwide and has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. While Tony is known as a soloist, his frequent collaborations with diverse musicians have always been a significant part of his work. Tony… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Vocal Groups — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX402
Having originally met in the Edinburgh session scene in Autumn 1998, with their first full show in 1999, Malinky began as four people with the shared idea of performing a Scots song-based repertoire in an era dominated by mainly instrumental groups. Although the Malinky line-up has changed over time… read more
— 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX404
An album of new songs and music with words by Alexander McCall Smith and music composed by James Ross. These Are The Hands explores Scotland’s relationship with the sea and the land, including themes such as immigration, emigration, ship building, fishing and mining. James plays piano and… read more
— 2019 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX403
With Brian Miller.
Dougie Mackenzie sang mostly Gaelic songs in his youth but was introduced to folk song at the famed Inverness Folk Club run by Duncan MacLennan, who mentored Dougie and gave him numerous songs. Dougie is drawn to Scots ballad language and the stories it carries to us from the past. He lists many… read more
— 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX401
Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s leading, award-winning singers and recording artistes. With eclectic tastes, she is best known for her treatment of traditional and contemporary songs. Christine has toured, broadcast and recorded extensively, both solo and on a number of projects to produce… 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
— 2019 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX398
Duncan McCrone is a Glasgow-based singer-songwriter whose musical CV goes right back to the early Seventies, when he joined Hot Toddy, with Billy Ross (of Ossian fame) and Cy Jack, who has been his song-writing partner and fellow musician in virtually every musical venture since. A five-year period… read more
— 2018 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX399
Glaswegian A C (Alex) Weir releases his debut album at 77 years of age! The music business has been transformed in the last couple of decades, but one of the plus points of the new digital landscape must surely be that technology makes it possible now for a man of 77, who had only previously… read more
20 Year Profile Of Greentrax 3CD Set.
In 2018, Greentrax Recordings are re-launching this best-selling album. This compilation was originally released in 2006 when the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986… read more
— All Time Top Sellers — 2019 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Wars & Battles — Vocal Groups — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX1418
Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One.
Buy the Far, Far From Ypres CD and Concert DVD together as a set, for a discounted price. In 2018, Greentrax Recordings are re-launching this critically-acclaimed, best-selling album. This unique project was undertaken by Greentrax in 2009 and the album was released to wide critical acclaim. It is a… read more
In August 2017 the painting Scotland’s Voices by Alexander (Sandy) Moffat MBE was unveiled in the Saltire Society Rooms, Edinburgh. The painting imagines some of the influential singers, players and tradition bearers of the Scottish folk revival, assembled round the poet, folk song collector and… read more
— £6 Stock Clearance - limited period — 2017 Top 20 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX395
Matt Tighe was born in South London, with a London and Trinidadian background. He first discovered his love of traditional music and the fiddle listening to his parents’ album collection: The Chieftains and Tom McConville & Pauline Cato in particular made a lasting impression. After attending… read more
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Spoken Word — CD — CDTRAX253
The RCA International Years.
This compilation album by Matt McGinn was first released on licence by Greentrax Recordings in 2003 and having recently negotiated an extension of the licence with Sony Music we are pleased to re-release the album on this, the 40th Anniversary of Matt’s death. Greentrax wish to acknowledge the… 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
— 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — Double CD — CDTRAX397
A double album reflecting the talents of Nick Keir.
“The late Nick Keir toured the UK and Europe extensively with the band Finn mac Cuill before joining The McCalmans in 1982, when Hamish Bayne retired from touring. He remained with them for 30 years until the trio retired in 2004. During that time The McCalmans recorded 16 albums and most included… read more
— 2017 Top 20 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX394
Songs From A Time And Place Alan Bell is a veteran singer/songwriter from the North-West of England. His best-known songs, amongst many, are Windmills and Bread And Fishes - the latter was recorded in several countries and was a hit in Japan. Alan also wrote for a number of radio and TV productions.… read more
— 2020 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Vocal Groups — CD — CDTRAX393
The McCalmans, who retired in 2010, made 26 albums and recorded over 400 songs in their 46 years as professional musicians. Twelve of those albums were on Greentrax during the 24 years The Macs remained loyal to the Scottish label, plus the double compilation CD The Greentrax Years, released in… read more
The Concert With the stunning photography of Cailean Maclean and over 450 of Freeland Barbour’s compositions, The Music And The Land - The Music Of Freeland Barbour (a sumptuous 2-volume book in a slip-case) is a wonderful tribute to Scotland’s landscape and traditions. The book was published by… read more
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