Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

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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

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

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

Aileen Carr - Green Yarrow

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX173

Aileen Carr was born in Coupar Angus, in Perthshire. Her father, self-taught on the melodeon, had a fine Scots voice, while her mother also sang and played the piano at musical evenings at home. Aileen’s family could not afford piano lessons for her but that didn’t hold back Aileen’s interest… 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

Orain Nan Gaidheal - The Song Of The Gael

 — Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX5008

A selection of Gaelic song and piping from concerts recorded at the 1997 Edinburgh International Festival. Featuring Ishbel MacAskill, Mary Ann Kennedy, Mary Smith, Margaret Stewart, Catherine-Ann MacPhee, Kenna Campbell, Maggie MacInnes, Margaret Bennett, Flora MacNeil, Rona Lightfoot, Fred… read more

The McCalmans - Keepers

 — 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

Sandy Brechin - Out Of His Tree

 — 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

Mac Umba - BruHuhaho

 — 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

Seelyhoo - Leetera

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX160

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

Fiddlers’ Bid - Hamnataing

 — 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

Rob MacKillop - Flowers Of The Forest

 — 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

Jim Malcolm - Rohallion

 — 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

Ian Bruce - Hodden Grey

 — 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

The McCalmans - High Ground

 — 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