Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

1986-2024: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 38 years

Ian Green: 1934-2024

Sheena Wellington - Hamely Fare

 — 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

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 King Has Landed

 — Compilations — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX234

Songs Of The Jacobite Risings. The 2002 Edinburgh International Festival included Songs of the Jacobite Rebellions in their Scottish traditional music programme - this compilation was released to mark that event. The album consists of popular Jacobite songs, plus some recent compositions, performed by artists including The… 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

Stairheid Gossip - Stirrin’ It Up

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX230

Close harmony a-capella group of women singers from the Lowlands of Scotland. Harmony and solo singing with instrumental accompaniment on some tracks. This group of five women from Edinburgh - Claire Lamond, Rebecca McKinney, Sylvia McGowan, Eileen Penman and Elaine Wallace - came together with a… 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

Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis - Legacy Of The Scottish Fiddle vol 1

 — Stream or Download only — CUL118D

Alasdair Fraser (fiddle, viola) and Paul Machlis (piano, synthesizers) with Natalie Haas (cello) and Todd Phillips (bass). The first of a series dedicated to Scotland’s fiddle heritage, this album features classic favorites which Alasdair and Paul have performed over the many years of their… 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

Fiddles Of Scotland

 — Celtic Collections — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDGMP8005

Celtic Collections vol 5. Popular Scottish tune sets by such stalwarts as Willie Hunter, Ian Hardie, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Brian McNeill, Seelyhoo, Thulbion and Lindsay Porteous & Pete Clark. Fine recordings of one of Scotland’s favourite instruments - the fiddle. Some tracks in a group setting but all top quality.… 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

Billy Ross - Shore Street

 — 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

Rod Paterson - Up To Date

 — 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

Burach - Deeper

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX189

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

Ceol Na Pioba

 — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX5009

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

Ceolbeg - Cairn Water

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX188

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

Malinky - Last Leaves

 — 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

Roddy Campbell - Tarruinn Anmoch

 — Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX191

Late Cull. 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 - Tryst

 — Bagpipes — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX182

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

The Captain’s Collection

 — 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

The Occasionals - Live

 — 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

Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley - Mither O’ The Sea

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX183

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

Robin Laing - Imaginary Lines

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX185

Robin Laing is one of Scotland’s best singer-songwriters and each year has a full diary of bookings, especially gigs where he specialises in the theme of Scotch whisky, a subject on which he has recorded four albums for Greentrax. Robin is also an expert whisky taster and very much in demand.… read more