Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

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

Ian Green: 1934-2024

Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern - Live In Concert

 — 2023 Top 20 — 2022 Top 20 — 2021 Top 20 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Fiddle — Guitar & Mandolin — CD — CDTRAX405

“These two extremely talented guitarists are in complete harmony. They will undertake an extensive tour of the UK (28 gigs) in May and June 2022. Get the album now and enjoy outstanding music.” (Managing Director Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month album, March 2022) Tony McManus is the leading… read more

Matt Tighe

 — £6 Stock Clearance CDs — 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

Gordon Gunn - Wick To Wickham

 — £6 Stock Clearance CDs — 2016 Top 20 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX381

Gordon Gunn is one of Scotland’s top fiddlers and a member of the hugely successful Scottish band Session A9. He is also regarded as a talented composer, especially of slow airs which are the envy of all tunesmiths. Born and brought up in Wick, Caithness, Gordon was taught by the highly respected… 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

Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX001

This was the first album released by Greentrax in 1986 and having just celebrated our 25th Anniversary it seemed appropriate to re-release this excellent and very special album for the first time on CD. Ian Hardie is an outstanding fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist, who played in many fine… read more

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller - Shadows Tall

 — £6 Stock Clearance CDs — Fiddle — Vocal Groups — CD — CDTRAX352

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller are two talented young singers and musicians who are recognised as shining new stars on the Scottish music scene. Both are blessed with natural voices that blend beautifully. The duo are previous winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2008 and The Scots Trad… read more

Gabe McVarish - Eclection

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX348

Debut solo album from the fiddler, originally from California but influenced by Cape Breton and Irish styles. Gabe plays with Gaelic group Dàimh, and is steeped in the Scottish Gaelic traditions, particularly those of the West Highlands where he currently lives. Gabe McVarish hails from northern… read more

Rua MacMillan - Tyro

 — £6 Stock Clearance CDs — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX346

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year 2009 - Ruaridh (Rua) MacMillan is an exceptional talent amongst the many fiddlers in Scotland today. Part of his Young Traditional Musician prize was this debut solo album with Greentrax Recordings. Originally from Nairn, near Inverness in… read more

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller - In A Bleeze

 — Fiddle — Vocal Groups — CD — CDTRAX324

Debut album from Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, two talented girls with wonderful personalities to match. Jeana, from Orkney, plays fiddle and piano, and sings. Siobhan, from Penicuik in Midlothian, sings. At the time of recording, both were students at the RSAMD in Glasgow. A mix of traditional… read more

The Cast - Greengold

 — Fiddle — Solo Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX319

The Cast came into being when Mairi and Dave joined forces after meeting each other in the burgeoning traditional music and dance scene in Edinburgh. They have since performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and North America, and… read more

Chris Stout Quintet - Devil’s Advocate

 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX305

Chris Stout is a member of top Shetland band Fiddlers’ Bid - he is also a member of The Finlay MacDonald Band he works as a duo with harpist Catriona MacKay (also of Fiddlers’ Bid). Following on from Chris’s widely praised first album First O’ The Darkenin’, Devil’s Advocate marks a… read more

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay - Laebrack

 — Fiddle — Harp (Clarsach) — CD — CDTRAX278

Laebrack features Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) and Chris Stout (fiddle, viola), both members of the thrilling seven-piece Shetland band Fiddlers’ Bid, currently one of Scotland’s hottest musical exports. Both also perform regularly as a duo. Catriona won the Jakez Francois International Celtic… read more

A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland

 — All Time Top Sellers — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — Celtic Collections — Accordion & Melodeon — Bagpipes — Fiddle — CD — CDGMP8008

Celtic Collections vol 8. Well known and loved tunes take you on a musical journey around Scotland. “My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go” ...wrote Robert (Rabbie) Burns who loved the landscape and music of this uniquely beautiful part of the world. This album is a musical evocation of the stunning mountains,… read more

Fiddlers’ Bid - Naked And Bare

 — All Time Top Sellers — Bands — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX277

Fiddlers’ Bid are leading exponents of the Shetland Islands’ rich fiddle tradition. Since their formation in 1991, the flying fiddles and furious talent of the group have astounded audiences all over the world, with their undeniably unique approach to music and performance. With their… read more

Chris Stout - First O’ The Darkenin’

 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX257

Chris Stout has featured in a number of successful bands, predominantly as the leading fiddler in Shetland group Fiddlers’ Bid but also in The Finlay MacDonald Band and the internationally renowned Salsa Celtica. A welcome debut solo album from a great talent. Chris (fiddle) is joined by Catriona… read more

Fiddlers’ Bid - Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer

 — All Time Top Sellers — Bands — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX218

This is Fiddlers’ Bid‘s third album, following their 1998 album Hamnataing, and comprises many traditional and contemporary tunes. Some of these are written by band members but mainly they are from the Shetland Islands, where their roots lie. Over the years Fiddlers’ Bid has delighted… read more

The Gordon Gunn Band - Shoreside

 — Bands — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX204

Gordon Gunn (fiddle, mandolin), Phil Anderson (guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards) and Billy Pearce (keyboards, accordion, percussion) first met when they played together in Ruby Rendall’s Band. They also had experience in playing with various Scottish bands, and the trio appeared on the… read more

Fiddles Of Scotland

 — Celtic Collections — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDGMP8005

Celtic Collections vol 5. Popular Scottish tune sets by such stalwarts as Willie Hunter, Ian Hardie, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Brian McNeill, Seelyhoo, Thulbion and Lindsay Porteous & Pete Clark. Fine recordings of one of Scotland’s favourite instruments - the fiddle. Some tracks in a group setting but all top quality.… read more

The Captain’s Collection

 — 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

Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley - Mither O’ The Sea

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX183

The Wrigley sisters - Jennifer and Hazel - from Orkney, present more Orcadian, Shetland, Scottish and original tunes, some by the girls. Joining them on the album are Aaron Jones (bass), Eamonn Coyne (banjo), Kevin Macrae (cello), Rick Bamford (percussion) and Simon Thoumire (concertina, whistle).… read more

The Cullivoe Band with Willie Hunter - Willie’s Last Session

 — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX186

Willie Hunter’s last recording before his death in 1994, with The Cullivoe Dance Band: Ivor Scollay (accordion), Gordon Jamieson (accordion), Margaret Couper (piano), Alan Scollay (bass guitar), Victor Jamieson (bass guitar) and Ian Tulloch (drums). Cullivoe is a crofting and fishing community at… read more

The Caledonian Companion

 — Fiddle — More Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX9051

Instrumental Music From Scotland. This is a gem and goes by, to some extent, unnoticed. That is a shame because this album is full of now almost unheard-of giants of the traditional music scene. Charlie Bremner and John Grant show off their talents on the fiddle, Willie Fraser plays some gems on the now rather neglected mouth organ,… read more

Fiddlers’ Bid - Hamnataing

 — All Time Top Sellers — Bands — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX167

Shetland’s sensational young band features four dynamic fiddlers backed by a driving rhythm section creating an exhilarating sound. Featuring Chris Stout, Andrew Gifford, Maurice Henderson, Kevin Henderson (fiddles), Catriona MacKay (keyboards and clarsach), Steve Yarrington (guitar) and David… read more

Ian Hardie & Andy Thorburn - The Spider’s Web

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX152

Ian Hardie is a fiddler of note and a prolific composer. He was a member of Jock Tamson’s Bairns and other Edinburgh bands, and later a member of The Occasionals ceilidh band. After moving from the Scottish Borders to Morayshire, Ian teamed up with Andy Thorburn, much in demand as a top keyboard… read more

Alex Francis MacKay - A Lifelong Home

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX149

“Cape Breton is the home of some of the great fiddle traditions in North America, and Alex MacKay’s rich sound is truly unique…” (Paul MacDonald) read more

Brenda Stubbert - In Jig Time

 — £6 Stock Clearance CDs — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX139

Wonderful Cape Breton style fiddling from Brenda Stubbert and some excellent backing musicians. An album full of exciting playing. Brenda was introduced to Scottish and Irish music at a very early age on Cape Breton Island. Her music makes you want to move, whether it’s step dancing, a square set… read more

Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley - Huldreland

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX148

First of two albums for Geentrax from two of the brightest stars in the galaxy of roots talent from Scotland. Jennifer Wrigley won the 1996 BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award, and at that time the duo were in huge demand for clubs, concerts and festivals. Since then the girls have returned to their… read more

Willie Hunter - The Willie Hunter Sessions

 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX144

Fiddle in the Shetland style by the one and only, legendary Willie Hunter. Recorded over a number of years in Lerwick, playing in the home of his friend Billy Kaye, the set mixes traditional tunes and Willie’s own compositions. This is rare material saved by Billy in his studio archives and… read more

Eilidh Shaw - Heepirumbo

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX131

Eilidh Shaw is a braw fiddler and plays both solo and in bands. She is currently a member of Shooglenifty, replacing the late Angus Grant. On this album she enlisted the help of a whole bunch of musicians: Ian Carr (who also produced), Ronnie Rae, Simon Bradley, Brian Kellock, Gary Finlayson (of… read more

Willie Hunter - Leaving Lerwick Harbour

 — Fiddle — CD — CDTRAX105

This recording was made in January 1994, during the last few weeks of Willie Hunter’s life. Although he was very ill, Willie was determined to complete the recording and leave a musical legacy. Willie was one of Shetland’s finest fiddlers, both as a soloist and with an accompanist, most often… read more