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1986-2020: Celebrating Scotland's Music for over 30 Years

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Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern - Live In Concert

 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Matt Tighe

 — 2017 Top 20 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Freeland Barbour & Friends - The Music And The Land

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX392

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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Gordon Gunn - Wick To Wickham

 — 2016 Top 20 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Cruinneachadh Chaluim - Field Recordings of Gaelic Music and Song

 — Gaelic Song — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Scottish Tradition Series — 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. This is the 26th collection in the Scottish Tradition Series of recordings from The School of Scottish Studies… read more

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Luke Daniels - Tribute to William Hannah

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX379

William Hannah (1891 – 1961) was born in the mining village of Blackburn, West Lothian. Having started on the mouth organ as a boy, he became well known as Scotland's premiere melodeon player by the end of the First World War, during which he served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His… read more

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas - Abundance

 — Culburnie Records — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CUL124

Greentrax Recordings is again delighted to release another album from the hugely talented fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the wonderful cellist Natalie Haas. Alasdair, a Scot now domiciled in the USA, teamed up with Natalie Haas some years ago to form this highly acclaimed duo. Alasdair (fiddles,… read more

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Tony McManus - Mysterious Boundaries

 — 2018 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX376

The extremely talented Tony McManus is now regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of the traditional / contemporary / Celtic / Americana music scenes, and regularly gigs and tours with some of the heavyweights in these musical genres from North America and elsewhere. Tony has now added another… read more

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Music In The Glen

 — 2020 Top 20 — 2019 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Celtic Collections — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDGMP8014

A Highland Journey vol 2. Celtic Collections vol 14 This recording follows along similar lines to the hugely popular album A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland. Released in 2005, this has been the most successful album in the Celtic Collections Series and is one of the best sellers overall in the Greentrax catalogue.… read more

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — 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

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Gabe McVarish - Eclection

 — £7 Last Few Copies — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — 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

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Mike Vass and Dave Wood - Wait What?

 — £6 Overstocks — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX349

Mike Vass and Dave Wood are members of Malinky, one of Scotland’s top touring folk bands. Mike Vass, who plays fiddle, is one of a family of musicians from Morayshire - for many years The Vass Family appeared at traditional music festivals around Scotland. Dave Wood also has a great deal of… read more

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Rua MacMillan - Tyro

 — £6 Overstocks — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Paul Anderson - Home & Beauty

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX340

This compilation has been gleaned mainly from Paul's solo albums released between 1993 and 2004, and is a selection of Paul's very own favourites. There is a mixture of classic Scots fiddle repertoire, his own compositions, accompaniment to the fine voice of the late, great Jim Reid and even one… read more

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Hector MacAndrew - Legend Of The Scots Fiddle

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX335

The late, great Hector MacAndrew was born in 1903 and died in 1980. These recordings, made some 60 years ago in Hector’s home, were never meant for public release so some allowance must be made for the quality of the recordings, although not for the playing, which is brilliant and of an old… read more

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Tony McManus - The Maker’s Mark

 — 2019 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX331

The latest offering from guitar wizard Tony McManus, now based in Canada and working with some of North America’s top musicians. Featuring instruments made by Brian Applegate, Marc Beneteau, Michael Greenfield, Charles Hoffman, William Kelday, Randy Lucas, Michihiro Masuda, Linda Manzer, Lance… read more

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Frankie Gavin, Rick Epping & Tim Edey - Jiggin’ The Blues

 — £6 Overstocks — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — G2CD7011

Frankie Gavin needs no introduction, being one of Ireland’s top traditional fiddle players and a founder member of the widely-travelled Irish band De Dannan. On this quite unique album he is joined by two other brilliant musicians - Rick Epping (harmonica) and Tim Edey (guitar) - for an… read more

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Peerie Willie Johnson - Willie’s World

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX309

Shetland guitarist 'Peerie' Willie Johnson was equally at home playing with jazz or folk musicians, and had a style to suit both. Welcome to Willie's World - filled with music from jazz to traditional pieces, from blues to beautiful chord accompaniments, and performances second to none. These… read more

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - In The Moment

 — Culburnie Records — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CUL122CD

In The Moment follows on from Alasdair Fraser (fiddle) and Natalie Haas’ (cello) award-winning album Fire And Grace, which won high critical praise and 2004 STMA Album Of The Year. Bringing a fresh sound to an old tradition, the album mainly features original music written by Alasdair Fraser, with… read more

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Chris Stout Quintet - Devil’s Advocate

 — £6 Overstocks — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Kevin MacLeod - Dorney Rock

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX302

This third recording from Scots mandolinist Kevin MacLeod, of The Occasionals Ceilidh Band, features a lively collection of Scottish and Irish traditional music, and also some new melodies from several contemporary composers including himself. He is joined by three masters of the tradition -… read more

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Sandy Meldrum - Scottish Piano Fusion

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX298

Sandy Meldrum, steeped in a Scottish musical background from childhood, plays both the piano and piano accordion. He is the first-ever Honours graduate in Traditional Piano from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Scottish Music Degree Course. In a very short time he has established… read more

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Sandy Bell’s Ceilidh

 — 2019 Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — 2016 Top 20 — Celtic Collections — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDGMP8010

Celtic Collections vol 10 An album from the 1970s which was recorded in Edinburgh’s famous folk music bar Sandy Bell’s (The Forrest Hill Bar), and at Pan Audio Studios. Many of the Sandy Bell’s Bar regulars of the time feature on the album, including Aly Bain, Dick Gaughan, The McCalmans,… read more

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James Ross

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX284

Pianist James Ross studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, and graduated with a BA in Scottish Music in 2000. He then completed the MA in Traditional Irish Music Preformance in 2001, studying piano under Professor Michael O’Suilleabhain at the University of Limerick,… read more

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Chris Stout & Catriona McKay - Laebrack

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland

 — All Time Top 20 — 2018 Top 20 — 2017 Top 20 — Celtic Collections — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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 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… read more

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Tony McManus & Alain Genty - Singing Sands

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CDTRAX274

Tony McManus, now regarded worldwide as one of the leading exponents of the acoustic guitar, joins forces on this latest project with the incredible French fretless bass guitarist Alain Genty - forming a duo to be reckoned with. The album contains an eclectic mix of tunes from Cape Breton to… read more

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The Carrying Stream

 — Gaelic Song — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Scottish Tradition Series — Singers & Songwriters — CD — CDTRAX9020

Scottish Tradition Series vol 20. The Scottish Tradition Series consists of a selection of material previously held in the archives of Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies. In response to many requests, The School of Scottish Studies Archives, in conjunction with Greentrax Recordings, have selected tracks for this… read more

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Alasdair Fraser - Legacy Of The Scottish Fiddle vol 2

 — Culburnie Records — Solo & Duo Instrumental — CD — CUL120CD

Tunes from The Life and Land of Robert Burns. On Volume 2 of this series of the traditional Scottish fiddle repertoire, Alasdair plays ‘Robert Burns’ on fiddle, accompanied by Muriel Johnstone (piano) and Natalie Haas (cello). The project was inspired partly by the comprehensive book The Songs… read more

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Chris Stout - First O’ The Darkenin’

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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