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1986-2022: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 36 years

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Matt Tighe

 — 2017 Top 20 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — 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

Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Revisited

 — 2016 Top 20 — Pipe Band — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX389

Pipe Major Iain McLeod’s Selection - Five Times Champions of The World The Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band was one of the most universally recognised and successful pipe bands of all time. In its 130-year history it won virtually every competition award and accolade available. The Band was known… read more

The Haddington Pipe Band - The Haddington Turnpike

 — Pipe Band — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX363

And Other Great Pipe Tunes The Haddington Pipe Band was formed in 1981, very much as a community band, and that ethos, championed by Pipe Major David Leckie and their honorary president Bill Bradford (two of the original founders), remains their guiding principle. The band, based in Haddington, East… 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

The Finlay MacDonald Band - Re-Echo

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX299

The Finlay MacDonald Band brings together the tightest of jazz and funk grooves with blistering traditional and contemporary bagpipe tunes. They are forging a reputation as one of the hottest contemporary live acts. Finlay MacDonald (pipes, flute, whistles) with Chris Stout (fiddle), Kevin MacKenzie… read more

Ceilidh Minogue

 — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX304

With one of the most mischievous band names around, Ceilidh Minogue has developed over the last eight years as one of Scotland’s best known and most popular ceilidh bands, playing to audiences and dancers throughout the UK, and as far afield as Dubai, Tunisia and Lithuania. Ceilidh Minogue offer… read more

The McCalmans - Scots Abroad

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX300

Scotland’s most popular and enduring vocal harmony group with a collection of songs written by group members Ian McCalman and Nick Keir, plus contributions from other writers and a couple of traditional songs. The McCalmans have remained loyal to Greentrax Recordings for 20 years and Greentrax is… read more

The Occasionals - Down To The Hall

 — Accordion & Melodeon — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX289

The Occasionals are widely regarded as one of the foremost ceilidh dance bands. They have a huge reputation around the Scottish dance scene, and have been playing for dancing the length and breadth of Europe since 1986. Great dancing nights are still to be found in halls around Scotland, where… read more

Jock Tamson’s Bairns - Rare

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX266

“The reputation of Jock Tamson’s Bairns is so well-established that comment is almost superfluous.” (The Scotsman) Praise indeed, but it does sum up one of the country’s most respected bands, having carried the torch for truly Scottish music since their inception at the end of the 1970s. In… read more

The Clear Stream

 — Guitar & Mandolin — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX268

Guitar Music From Scotland And Beyond. Featuring the guitar playing of Tony Cuffe, Jack Evans, Dick Gaughan, Rob MacKillop, Tony McManus (with Alain Genty and Soig Siberil), Brian McNeill and Innes Watson. The aim of this album project was to record guitar tracks by some of Scotland’s finest exponents of the instrument. As always with… read more

The Occasionals - Reel Of Four

 — Accordion & Melodeon — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX259

Tremendous sets from the top ceilidh dance band. A selection of sets for Scottish Ceilidh dancing, featuring a range of traditional and contemporary tunes, with some new compositions by Freeland Barbour and Ian Hardie. Written information about the tunes and dances is included. Featuring Freeland… read more

Harriet Bartlett - Eyes Wide Open

 — Accordion & Melodeon — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX255

Winner of the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2003 (then aged 15) and the In The Tradition Awards 2001, Harriet Bartlett has been playing the piano accordion for eight years, adding vocals to her performance over the past two years. The album consists of four songs and eight… read more

Annie Grace - Take Me Out Drinking Tonight

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX256

Best known as vocalist and instrumentalist with the band Iron Horse, Annie Grace’s career as musician, actor and teacher has taken her to all corners of the world. This, her debut solo album, is a compelling mix of traditional and contemporary songs reflecting the World, blues and jazz influences… read more

The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Recital

 — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX252

Live recordings from the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society’s recitals of 6th March, 1999 (Roddy MacLeod tracks) and 15th March, 2003 (McCallum, Walker and West tracks) at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh. William McCallum, Roddy MacLeod and Gordon Walker are all champion competition players of the… read more

Shoormal - Migrant

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX247

Contemporary folk music from Shetland. The members of Shoormal - Shetland dialect for ‘where the shore meets the sea’ - are all native to Shetland and first emerged as a band at the Shetland Folk Festival in 1998. Freda Leask, Joyce McDill and Donna Smith joined forces in 1997 to create a… read more

North Cregg - Summer At My Feet

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX250

North Cregg consists of Christy Leahy, Martin Leahy, Caoimhin Vallely, Fiona Kelleher, Ciaran Coughlan and Paul Meehan. Formed in Cork, Ireland, in 1996, the group have in their short history established themselves as one of the premier bands playing traditional Irish music today. Voted Best… read more

Kevin MacLeod & Alec Finn - Polbain To Oranmore

 — Guitar & Mandolin — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX239

Scottish mandolin & bouzouki. Alec Finn of De Dannan and Kevin MacLeod of The Occasionals share a passion for vintage mandolins, bouzoukis, resonator, slide and tenor guitars, crafted in the 20th century, the zenith of their development. This spirited Scots/Irish collaboration features a wide range of great traditional Scottish… read more

Eric Bogle - The Colour Of Dreams

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX237

Another crop of songs from the incredibly prolific songwriter Eric Bogle. Includes such greats as The Colour of Dreams, As If He Knows (Ian Green’s favourite Bogle song which never fails to bring a tear to the eye), The Dalai Lama’s Candle, Ibrahim and Cradle To The Grave. The band on this… read more

Mairi MacInnes - Ticketty Boo

 — 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

Malinky - 3 Ravens

 — All Time Top Sellers — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX233

Winners of the Danny Award at Celtic Connections in 1999, Malinky’s debut album Last Leaves was runner-up in the Froots Album of the Year Poll of 2000. The voices of Karine Polwart and Steve Byrne remain at the heart of the material, as do their sympathetic string accompaniments (both on bouzouki… read more

The McCalmans - Where The Sky Meets The Sea

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX232

The McCalmans continue their emphasis on strong harmony vocals, with their first album since 1999’s Keepers. This recording reflects their Summer tours of the Highlands, with songs of fishing boats and harbours, farms and battlefields. Stephen Quigg replaces Derek Moffat, whose untimely death in… read more

Rob MacKillop - The Healing

 — More Instrumental — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX227

The music on this album from Rob MacKillop is made up of original versions of tunes found in the Scottish lute and cittern manuscripts of the 17th century, arrangements of tunes from the 18th and 20th centuries, and new pieces composed in 2001. Rob is a master of the 12-course lute, cittern, mandour… read more

Pipedown - The First Measure

 — Bands — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX220

The band Pipedown was formed in 1998, when it won the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Glasgow’s 2001 Celtic Connections festival. Drawing on influences from Scottish and Irish traditions, together with Celtic music worldwide, the result has been a powerful and distinctive sound, rich in melody and… read more

Drinkers Drouth (with Davy Steele) - A Tribute

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX223

Jack Aitken, Dave Black, Tony Dougan and Brian Dougan emerged as Drinkers Drouth in 1974, brought together by a love of harmony singing and traditional and contemporary folk music. Throughout the 1970s the band played regularly in folk clubs, appeared on radio and at leading Scottish festivals. In… read more

Gary West - The Islay Ball

 — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX221

From Pitlochry in Perthshire, Gary West learned his piping with the much-acclaimed Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band, with whom he played for eighteen years, winning both the Scottish and European Championships. In the late 1980s, Gary began to play a prominent role in the folk music scene, joining Ceolbeg… read more

The Easy Club

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX205

This is the CD re-release of the crucial first album by the legendary Scots band The Easy Club, released on vinyl in 1984 and not available for many years, digitally remastered from the original tapes and reproducing the original sleeve art. The musical adventures of The Easy Club, fusing Scots folk… read more

Jock Tamson’s Bairns - May You Never Lack A Scone

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX206

The reputation of Jack Tamson’s Bairns is so well established in Scotland and beyond that comment is almost superfluous! The band is made up of two outstanding singers in Rod Paterson (also guitar, trump) and John Croall (also bodhran, bones, whistles) along with Ian Hardie (fiddle, vocals), Derek… read more

Sangsters - Sharp And Sweet

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX207

In 1993 Greentrax Recordings released Sangsters debut album Begin, an album of traditional ballads blended with some contemporary songs. Later that year, Begin was chosen as a Cream of The Crop 1993 album by Scotland’s premier national newspaper The Scotsman. Since Begin, the line-up of Anne Combe… read more

Eric Bogle - Endangered Species

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX196

Another collection of Eric Bogle’s own songs with a different band on this occasion. Ian Blake (several instruments), Jonathan Jones (percussion), David O’Neill (acoustic and electric guitars and more), Scott Dodd (double bass), Gillian Pratten (cello) plus Fred Pilcher and Karen Strahan… read more

MacAlias - Highwired

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX199

Karine Polwart & Gill Bowman. The short-lived but outstanding duo of Karine Polwart and Gill Bowman recorded this one album. The tracks are a mixture of songs mainly written by Karine (watch out for John C Clarke) plus a couple from Gill (I Don’t Think She Will Stay) plus traditional items arranged by Karine and Gill. The… read more