— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX198
Billy Ross was a founder member of the widely travelled folk band Ossian, formed in 1976, and returned to be part of the re-formed Ossian in 1997, when they recorded The Carrying Stream for Greentrax Recordings. Over the years Billy has also featured in other lineups, including the excellent… read more
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX197
This is a compilation of Rod Paterson’s two early solo albums: Two Hats and Smiling Waved Goodbye. Rod is one of Scotland’s finest singers, with limitless depth and versatility. While best known for his work with the groups Jock Tamson’s Bairns, The Easy Club and Ceolbeg, he also follows a… read more
Folk rock led by the inimitable Sandy Brechin (accordion), Gregor Borland (fiddle) and the exciting voice of Ali Cherry (lead vocals) plus Doug Anderson (guitars, mandolin), Eoghain Anderson (drums and percussion) and Roy Waterston (bass guitar). Ali Cherry also pens most of the songs. Burach have… read more
Music Of The Pipes.
Featuring William MacCallum, Barnaby Brown, Allan MacDonald, Roderick MacLeod, William MacDonald and Robert Wallace. The seven pibroch (piobaireachd) included on this album were recorded live on the evening of 30th August 1999 during a memorable concert devoted to the music of the Highland pipe, the… read more
This album was recorded after the late Davy Steele had departed the band and was replaced by Rod Paterson, one of Scotland’s finest singers. The rest of the band consisted of Wendy Stewart (harp, concertina, vocals), Peter Boond (flute, whistle, cittern, vocals), Colin Matheson (keyboards, guitar,… read more
— All Time Top Sellers — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX190
Malinky formed in October 1998 after vocalist Karine Polwart (guitar, bouzouki) was invited to do a guest spot at Edinburgh Folk Club. Karine recruited Mark Dunlop (bodhran, whistle) and Kit Patterson (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), and tracked down singer Steve Byrne (bouzouki, guitar). Other bookings… read more
— Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX191
Roddy Campbell is a traditional Gaelic singer from the Isle of Barra, off the west coast of Scotland. His singing style come directly from the Islands and from the people inhabiting them, especially his family which includes the well-known ‘source singers’, Calum and Annie Johnston. Roddy also… read more
Iain MacInnes has been a member of the Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk and Ossian. Iain plays both the Highland bagpipe and smallpipes (and whistles) and has produced and presented BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline programme. With Mairi Campbell (fiddle), William Jackson (harp, fretless… read more
— Fiddle — Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX187
Captain Simon Fraser 1773-1852.
In 1816 Captain Simon Fraser of Knockie published a collection of 230 airs and melodies from the Highlands and Islands and left a legacy of Celtic music that has endured by its merit into the 21st century. The Captain’s Collection was recently broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland as a major drama… read more
— Accordion & Melodeon — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX184
From The Music Hall, Aberdeen.
One of Scotland’s most popular ceilidh bands The Occasionals, recorded live in November 1998. Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo) and Gus Millar (drums). A more compact line-up for this live album, when Ian Hardie replaced Mairi Campbell on fiddle and became a… read more
The Wrigley sisters - Jennifer and Hazel - from Orkney, present more Orcadian, Shetland, Scottish and original tunes, some by the girls. Joining them on the album are Aaron Jones (bass), Eamonn Coyne (banjo), Kevin Macrae (cello), Rick Bamford (percussion) and Simon Thoumire (concertina, whistle).… read more
— Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX174
The McCalmans’ line-up on this album is Ian McCalman, Nick Keir & Derek Moffat. The songs are from the pens of some of Scotland’s best songwriters, including a couple by Nick Keir (Keepers and Nowhere Else To Go) and a first from Derek Moffat (The Back of The Aisler), plus some traditional… read more
— Accordion & Melodeon — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX169
A well known figure in accordion circles for his work with contemporary bands Seelyhoo and Burach, Sandy Brechin has broadened his horizons even further with The Sandy Brechin Band, which includes Colin MacFarlane (guitars, mandolin, lapsteel, keyboard), Aaron Jones (bass guitar) and Jim Walker of… read more
— Bands — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX161
Merging elements of Brazilian and Caribbean percussion with Scottish piping, while playing Scottish and other melodies, Mac Umba produce an exciting sound that has thrilled audiences in many parts of the world, including South America. Performing in costume adds a very visual aspect to the band’s… read more
The lineup comprises Fiona Mackenzie (vocals), Sandy Brechin (accordion), Jennifer Wrigley (fiddle), Jim Walker (percussion), Niall Muir (bass guitar) and Hazel Wrigley (piano). Second album by this popular instrumental and Gaelic song group. The Wrigleys (Jennifer and Hazel) had already carved out… read more
— All Time Top Sellers — Bands — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX167
Shetland’s sensational young band features four dynamic fiddlers backed by a driving rhythm section creating an exhilarating sound. Featuring Chris Stout, Andrew Gifford, Maurice Henderson, Kevin Henderson (fiddles), Catriona MacKay (keyboards and clarsach), Steve Yarrington (guitar) and David… read more
— More Instrumental — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX155
With pieces from the Balcarres, Skene, Millar/McAlman, Straloch, Wemyss and MacKillop Manuscripts. Rob MacKillop plays some very unusual instruments and specialises in Scottish traditional music of the 17th century and beyond for lute, mandour, cittern and guitar. This album demonstrates the… read more
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX150
An album of mostly Jim Malcolm’s own songs recorded in his early days before he joined Old Blind Dogs for a spell, later moving on to carve a very successful solo career for himself. Jim is an excellent singer and songwriter. The Rohallion Trio consisted of Jim plus Dave Watt and Iain MacFadyen,… read more
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX156
Ian Bruce is arguably one of the best singers in Scotland, and has also gone on to be a fine songwriter, although this album is mainly Scottish traditional songs. The album is dedicated to his father, John (Jack) H Bruce, who was at one time the Pipe Major of The London Scottish Regiment, known for… read more
— Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX138
A studio album from this hugely popular vocal harmony group, of Ian McCalman, Nick Keir & Derek Moffat.
Standout tracks include Cancel Marie’s Wedding, Don’t Sit on My Jimmy Shand’s, They Sent a Wumman, Wrecked Again and Cholesterol.
Classic McCalmans. read more
First of two albums for Geentrax from two of the brightest stars in the galaxy of roots talent from Scotland. Jennifer Wrigley won the 1996 BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award, and at that time the duo were in huge demand for clubs, concerts and festivals. Since then the girls have returned to their… read more
Second album by this exciting instrumental and vocal band. Lead vocals by John Morran (also guitar), Rory Campbell (Highland bagpipe, whistles, vocals), Marianne Curran (fiddle, vocals), Clare McLaughlin (fiddle) and Malcolm Stitt (bouzouki, Highland bagpipe, guitar, vocals). Guest musicians Brian O… read more
— Accordion & Melodeon — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX129
On this, his 21st album, Fergie MacDonald surrounded himself with an array of mainly younger musicians and, with Phil Cunningham in the producer’s chair, a wonderfully punchy, toe-tapping record has come out. Greentrax was delighted to welcome the great Fergie MacDonald on to the label, adding… read more
21 years after the band first played in Glasgow, Ossian release an album on which founder members William Jackson (harp, whistles, piano, bodhran, vocals) and Billy Ross (vocals, guitar, dulcimer) are joined by Iain MacInnes (Scottish smallpipes, whistles) and Stuart Morison (fiddle, cittern,… read more
— Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX123
One of Scotland’s great traditional voices Gordeanna McCulloch singing her favourite songs, accompanied by Billy Jackson, Stuart Morison, Charlie Soane, Dougie Pincock and Brian Miller. Sadly Gordeanna passed away in 2019 but she had a voice which was strong and individual. She is sorely missed in… read more
The late Tam White was a legend in the jazz and blues scenes, and his equally highly regarded partners were Fraser Spiers (harmonica) and Neil Warden (guitars). Recorded live at The Dome, Edinburgh in 1997. Tam was an astounding performer. This is a collector’s item. The Scotsman said of this… read more
— Harp (Clarsach) — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX134
Robin Williamson was a founder member of the very successful and popular Incredible String Band.
He is now a solo performer and is an outstanding Celtic harp player.
His music was recently used in a film production, Bergman Island.
This is a very stylish album. read more
Eilidh Shaw is a braw fiddler and plays both solo and in bands. She is currently a member of Shooglenifty, replacing the late Angus Grant. On this album she enlisted the help of a whole bunch of musicians: Ian Carr (who also produced), Ronnie Rae, Simon Bradley, Brian Kellock, Gary Finlayson (of… read more
— Robert Burns — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX117
Songs From The Bottom Drawer.
Rod Paterson is arguably the finest contemporary interpreter of Burns songs and one of the best Scottish male singers. Rod has been the lead singer in several Edinburgh bands, most notably Jock Tamson’s Bairns and The Easy Club. Burns favourites are all here, and Rod gathered together his… read more
— Bands — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX113
Mac Umba present samba and Scottish bagpipe and drum crossover. A Greentrax best seller. One shop - Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas, USA - alone has sold over one thousand units of the album. Unique and exciting. “Mac Umba, a beast apart from any other Scots ethnic/roots band, and a wonderful… read more
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