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1986-2022: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 36 years

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Tam White’s Shoestring - The Real Deal

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — G2CD7002

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

Robin Williamson - Celtic Harp Airs & Dance Tunes

 — 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 - Heepirumbo

 — Fiddle — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX131

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

Rod Paterson - Sings Burns

 — 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

Mac Umba - Don’t Hold Your Breath

 — 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

Jock Tamson’s Bairns - A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX112

The Lasses Fashion & Jock Tamson’s Bairns. Jock Tamson’s Bairns - one of the most esteemed and influential bands in Scottish traditional music. The band’s first two albums (The Lasses Fashion and Jock Tamson’s Bairns) on one CD. The band members on The Lasses Fashion are Norman Chalmers (concertina, whistles, piano), John Croall… read more

The Occasionals - Back In Step

 — Accordion & Melodeon — Ceilidh & Scottish Dance Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX107

The Complete Scottish Ceilidh Dance vol 2. The hard working and favourite Scottish ceilidh/dance band The Occasionals includes founder and ace accordionist Freeland Barbour, Runrig’s lead guitarist Malcolm Jones, Mairi Campbell (fiddle, viola), stringed maestro Kevin MacLeod (tenor banjo, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar), Neil MacMillan… read more

Ceolbeg - Five

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX100

The highly acclaimed Scottish band Ceolbeg release their fourth album for Greentrax. A modern folk sound with vocals, harp, pipes, keyboards, guitar, flute, bouzouki and drums.  Since their last album, singer Davy Steele has been replaced by Rod Paterson, another of Scotland’s best male… read more

Jim Malcolm - Sconeward

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX083

Jim Malcolm’s first of two albums for Greentrax, not long after making his solo debut on the Scottish folk scene. A remarkable singer and songwriter, this album includes many of his early songs and at that time his most popular. All instrumentals and vocals by Jim Malcolm but with additional… read more

Bannal - Waulking Songs

 — Gaelic Song — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX099

A waulking song group comprising well-known Gaelic singers Kenna Campbell, Catherine Fletcher, Christine Grant, Wilma Kennedy, Mairi MacArthur, Chrissie MacInnes, Maeve MacKinnon and Mary C MacLean. In the islands off Scotland where wool clothing was traditionally made for many centuries, the… read more

Heather Heywood - Some Kind Of Love

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX010

Martin Carthy said of Heather Heywood: “Heather Heywood is someone whose singing can make you quake in your boots. There is in her singing a generosity of spirit in common with the very finest. She is among - especially Scottish - women singers who have joined hands with the past and the future in… read more

Seelyhoo - The First Caul

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX102

Seelyhoo comprises Fiona Mackenzie (vocals), Hazel and Jennifer Wrigley, the Wrigley Sisters (fiddle and piano), Jim Walker (percussion), Sandy Brechin (accordion) and Aaron Jones (bass guitar). A hugely popular group of their time with a mixture of strong instrumentals and mainly Gaelic song. read more

Burach - The Weird Set

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX093

Led by Sandy Brechin (accordion) and Gavin Marwick (fiddle), with singers George Stott and Alison Cherry, this was one of the leading Scottish folk/rock bands of the time. The band could build up a huge head of steam and audiences loved them, rocking and dancing with them. read more

Iain MacKintosh - Risks And Roses

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX043

One of the great entertainers of the folk scene of Scotland and further afield, Iain MacKintosh was a huge loss to the music scene. He is accompanied again on this album by his friends Brian McNeill and Alan Reid. Iain, whose repertoire was always changing, collected a great bunch of songs for this… read more

The McCalmans - Songs From Scotland

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX045

Recorded in 1991 in Pier House Studios by Peter Haigh, with Ian McCalman, Nick Keir and Derek Moffat, Scotland’s favourite vocal harmony group. Mainly Scottish songs, highlights include The Tiree Love Song, Highland Laddie, Westering Home, I Will Go, Widow McKay, Ainster Harbour and the popular… read more

Ceilidh House Sessions

 — Compilations — Fiddle — More Instrumental — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX5002

From The Tron Tavern, Edinburgh. These were the regular session people in the Tron Tavern, Edinburgh, including the owner Cy Lawrie. There are some weel kent names there and a couple of groups who were at the forefront in Edinburgh in the 1990s: Seannachie and Palaver. Various instruments are featured including banjo, fiddle and… read more

Thulbion - Twilight Bound

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX088

Thulbion consisted of Violet Tulloch (piano), Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Ian Nicolson (accordion) and Andrew Tulloch (guitar). The band play jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches and slow airs - entirely acoustic and in the Shetland style. Guest musicians are Brian Cruickshank (bass guitar) and Max Ketchin… read more

Highland Connection - Gaining Ground

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX087

The late Ian Hardie (fiddle, viola, string bass, Scottish smallpipes) pops up in another Highland lineup, after his move from the Borders to Moray. The other members are Janice Clark (vocals, guitar), an outstanding singer from a singing family and David ‘Dagger’ Gordon (mandolin, cittern), a… read more

Dougie Pincock - Something Blew

 — Bagpipes — More Instrumental — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX080

A solo album by Dougie Pincock, not long after leaving Battlefield Band. On the album Dougie plays the Highland bagpipe, Scottish small pipes, whistles, flute, low whistle, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, bodhran and sequence programming. He is accompanied by a number of outstanding musicians… read more

Christine Kydd & Janet Russell - Dancin’ Chantin’

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX077

Janet Russell and Christine Kydd (vocals) with James Mackintosh (bongos, kashinshi), Jim Sutherland (bodhran), Mairi Campbell (viola, stepdance), Jack Evans (bass, whistle) and Michael Byrne (vocals). An album with a very ‘live’ feel. ‘A stunning display of two-part singing.’ (The Scotsman) read more

Robin Laing - Walking In Time

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX072

This is the second album from this outstanding singer/songwriter, which most certainly lives up to his first, the classic Edinburgh Skyline. A mix of traditional items and several of his own compositions, including the award-winning The Forth Bridge Song. Robin wrote the song for a competition to… read more

The McCalmans - Honest Poverty

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX067

Ian McCalman, Nick Keir and Derek Moffat are The McCalmans on this album. They have established a reputation for close harmony vocals, choosing good songs and having a humorous stage presentation. The group has several TV series to their credit and are hugely popular in the UK and Europe, especially… read more

Stephen Quigg - Voice Of My Island

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX066

Stephen Quigg is one of the hardest working singers of club, hotel and other music venues around Scotland - and also Europe. Previously he annually went on The McCalmans’ summer Highland tours and opened for them. Later, when Derek Moffat sadly died, Stephen was recruited as a replacement and… read more

Ceolbeg - An Unfair Dance

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX058

Contemporary Celtic group Ceolbeg featuring Davy Steele, Jim Walker, Wendy Stewart and Gary West. Ceolbeg was a top band in its day (now disbanded) and this was the third album of several for Greentrax. Much of the album content was used in the making of the late David Bellamy’s wildlife series on… read more

Blackeyed Biddy - Peace, Enjoyment, Love And Pleasure

 — Vocal Groups — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX056

This formidable duo Blackeyed Biddy comprised the late Lionel McLelland (lead vocals, guitar, flute, whistles, double bass) and Kris Koren (backing vocals, guitar, mandola, banjo, bodhran). With the addition of producer Brian McNeill (fiddle, concertina) plus Finbar Furey (uilleann pipes, whistles)… read more

Hamish Moore and Dick Lee - Farewell to Decorum

 — Bagpipes — More Instrumental — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX063

This was in Hamish Moore’s days of experimenting with an exciting fusion of Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes, with jazz musician Dick Lee on saxophone and other wind instruments. The music was breathtaking. The duo was joined in the studio by the late Michael Marra, who produced and played… read more

Eric Bogle - Mirrors

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX068

Eric Bogle’s third album for Greentrax, with accompaniment from buddy John Munro (guitar), Brent Miller (bass guitar), Andy McGloin (guitars), Ian Blake (synthesiser, soprano sax), Trev Warner (banjo, fiddle) and others. A collection of fine songs with Refugee, One Small Star, Plastic Paddy,… read more

Tartan Amoebas

 — Bands — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX133

Led by Fraser McNaughton (fiddle and Highland bagpipe), with George McCallum (trumpet), Bob Carter (guitar), Alex Fiennes (bass), Euan Turner (drums) and Guy Nicolson (percussion), this band was one of the early pioneers of bagpipe inspired upbeat tunes. Audiences loved them and danced the nights… read more

Wendy Stewart - About Time

 — Harp (Clarsach) — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX059

About Time was the reaction of many people to the news that Wendy Stewart had at last made a solo recording. Greentrax recognised Wendy’s talent when Ceolbeg, of which she was a member for several years, signed to Greentrax, who shortly after invited her to make her debut album on the harp. Wendy… read more

Rankin File - For The Record

 — Solo Singers & Songwriters — Stream or Download only — CDTRAX057

Featuring songs by Iain Rankin. The tracks on this compilation album are from Rankin File’s two records of the Seventies. Iain Rankin (vocals/guitar), Tony Mitchell (acoustic guitar) and Rick Nickerson (bass guitar). “A tight, well-balanced and near impeccable band…” (Melody Maker) read more