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
— Solo 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
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
— £6 Stock Clearance - limited period — Fiddle — 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
— Guitar & Mandolin — Solo 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
— Solo 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
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
— Solo 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
— 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
— 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
— Grand Concerts Of Piping — Bagpipes — 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
— 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
The rise of GiveWay - sisters Fiona (17), Kirsty (15) and twins Amy and Mairi (13) - has been meteoric! In the short time since the girls chose the name GiveWay (on their way to a gig and after passing numerous Give Way road signs!) the group received a Danny Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections… 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
— Harp (Clarsach) — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX242
Wendy Stewart (harps, concertina) was for several years a key member of the hugely popular band Ceolbeg but has also established herself as one of Scotland’s foremost traditional harp players and as a hugely skilled musician of great sensitivity and feeling. She has also established herself as a… 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… 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
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