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1986-2021: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 35 Years

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Scotia Nova - Songs For The Early Days Of A Better Nation

 — 2016 Top 20 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX387

In 2014 Luath Press published a book of poems, Scotia Nova - Poems For The Early Days of a Better Nation. It seemed to make sense to release an album of new songs, Scotia Nova - Songs For The Early Days Of A Better Nation. A steering group of like-minded folk was formed: Mairi Campbell, Dave… read more

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Alistair Ogilvy - Leaves Sae Green

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX365

Alistair is a fine traditional singer. He was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland ‘Young Traditional Musician Of The Year’ Award in both 2011 and 2012, and won the Traditional Music And Song Association’s ‘Young Singer Of Merit’ award the same year. Alistair has already appeared at many… read more

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The Haddington Pipe Band - The Haddington Turnpike

 — Pipe Band & Solo Piping — 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

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Gabe McVarish - Eclection

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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Rua MacMillan - Tyro

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Stream or Download only — 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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Ewan Robertson - Some Kind Of Certainty

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX328

The debut solo album from Ewan Robertson, a talented singer and guitarist and a member of Breabach. Ewan was accepted into the National Centre Of Excellence For Traditional Music in 2000, where he studied fiddle and pipes. A shortage of accompanists at the school led Ewan to experiment with the… read more

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Mick West - Sark O’ Snaw

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX344

One of Scotland’s finest traditional-style singers, who deserves to be more widely recognised - this album should certainly enhance Mick’s reputation. A regular act at festivals, concerts and folk clubs in Scotland, Mick West has performed in many other countries including England, Ireland,… read more

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Paul Anderson - Home & Beauty

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — Stream or Download only — 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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GiveWay - Lost In This Song

 — Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX332

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

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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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Bodega - Under The Counter

 — Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX325

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award competition of 2006, this is the young Scottish band Bodega’s second album - a mix of instrumentals and songs in both Gaelic and Scots. Bodega are Gillian Chalmers from Fraserburgh (pipes, whistle, fiddle), Ross Couper from Shetland (fiddle), Tia Files… read more

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Ross Kennedy - Scottish Voice & Acoustic Guitar

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX317

Ross Kennedy has been a professional folk musician for over 25 years. He has toured, recorded and played with Scottish legends The Tannahill Weavers and was also the founding member of great bands such as The Iron Horse, The Jura Ceilidh Band and Canterach. Ross also had a very successful and long… read more

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Sylvia Barnes - The Colour Of Amber

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX314

Sylvia Barnes’ pedigree in traditional music is a long and distinguished one. Together with her late husband Jim, she formed the vocal nucleus of the influential Glasgow band Kentigern, and was one of the elite group of female vocalists to sing with The Battlefield Band before moving to England in… read more

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The Finlay MacDonald Band - Re-Echo

 — Groups — 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

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Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre - White Wings

 — Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX306

Alison McMorland was born in Renfrewshire into a musical family. She has enjoyed a long involvement in traditional music at various levels: singer, collector, broadcaster, author and tutor on the Scottish Music course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. Alison came to wider… read more

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North Cregg - The Roseland Barndance

 — Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX308

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

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Ceilidh Minogue

 — Ceilidh 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

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Shoormal - Turning Tide

 — 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

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Bodega - Bodega

 — Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX295

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Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band - Terra Incognita

 — Pipe Band & Solo Piping — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX296

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

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The Occasionals - Down To The Hall

 — Ceilidh 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

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GiveWay - Inspired

 — Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX280

GiveWay are four young sisters - Fiona Johnson (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Kirsty (piano accordion, two-row button box, lead vocals), Mairi (keyboards, piano, vocals) and Amy (drum kit, percussion, vocals). They play a heady mixture of Scottish traditional music, from haunting airs to lively jigs and… read more

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Jock Tamson’s Bairns - Rare

 — Groups — 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 the… read more

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McCalman Singular (Songs By Ian, Sung By Friends)

 — Compilations — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX269

The album showcases the songs and music of The McCalman’s frontman, Ian McCalman. Ian’s songwriting is prolific and here some of Ian’s songs are given new interpretations by some well known friends in music. Ian was a founder member of The McCalmans in 1964. ‘A little classic.’ (Archie… read more

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The Clear Stream (Guitar Music From Scotland And Beyond)

 — Compilations — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX268

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

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Mark Saul - Mixolydian

 — Pipe Band & Solo Piping — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX267

Mark Saul is a highly regarded solo and band piper from Australia whose compositions have already been picked up by other pipers. This album sees Mark playing his own compositions on the bagpipe with contemporary arrangements. Unashamedly wild but not technically woolly, this CD offers such off-beat… read more

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The Occasionals - Reel Of Four

 — Ceilidh 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

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Third Grand Concert Of Piping

 — Compilations — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX260

The third album in this series of top class piping, recorded live at Lowland and Borders Pipers’ Society concerts. An interesting mix of types of bagpipe, traditions and piping styles, through the expertise of Anne Marie Summers, Stephen Tyler, Finlay MacDonald, Fraser Fifield, Rory Campbell,… read more

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Harriet Bartlett - Eyes Wide Open

 — Solo & Duo Instrumental — 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

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