— 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
— 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
— Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX370
Taking their name from Robert Burns’ celebrated volume of work, Kilmarnock Edition first came together in the International Burnsong Songhouse of 2009 when, as prize-winners, they were closeted together to write songs for a week, culminating in a gig in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrews Day.… read more
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
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 third album from the four young and hugely talented Johnson sisters, from near Edinburgh, showing a new maturity in their vocal and instrumental presentation. Produced again by Phil Cunningham. The first two albums received excellent reviews and the band is now popular in the UK, Europe and USA.… read more
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
The fourth album from top Irish band North Cregg, who consist of Christy Leahy (button box), Liam Flannigan (fiddle, banjo), Ciaran Coughlan (piano), Martin Leahy (guitar, drums) and the stunning new voice of Claire-Anne Lynch, who also plays fiddle. Guest musicians Dick Powell (clawhammer banjo),… read more
— 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
— Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX301
Shoormal (Shetland dialect for ‘where the shore meets the sea’) are Shetland’s unique vocal group who first performed at the 1997 Shetland Folk Festival. They have recorded two critically acclaimed albums - Indigo Skies (on their own label) and Migrant (CDTRAX247) - and been nominated for the… read more
— 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
A live concert recording by this Grade 1 pipe band from Fife, Scotland, under the leadership of Pipe Major Brian Lamond. The Band have enlisted the help of some guest musicians including Andy Hunter (vocals), Michael Philip (accordion), Frank McGuire (percussion), Paul Clancy (keyboards) and Sandy… read more
— 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
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX275
Steve Byrne is a member of the award-winning band Malinky and has already established himself as an excellent songwriter, contributing to the Malinky repertoire. This is Steve’s first solo album and on it he focuses on songs from his birthplace - Angus. Some of the songs are self-penned but others… read more
“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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX254
Fifteen original songs. Davie Robertson was born in 1945 and has lived all his life in the village of Longniddry, East Lothian. He has been interested and involved in the folk revival since the mid 1960s and during that decade started composing songs, which he sang in local folk clubs and at other… read more
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
— 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 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
— 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
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX240
Includes 28-page booklet with song lyrics and glossary. Sheena Wellington has travelled far and wide, singing traditional and other Scottish songs as well as her own compositions. Her relaxed singing style and entertaining presentation has endeared her to audiences in many countries, including the… read more
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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
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