Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

1986-2019: Celebrating Scotland's Music for over 30 Years


CDs, DVDs or Books

cover image for Gary West - Voicing Scotland (Folk, Culture, Nation)

Gary West - Voicing Scotland (Folk, Culture, Nation) (book)

…West unravels the strings that link many of our contemporary musicians, singers and poets with those of the past, offering up to our ears these voices which deserve to be more loudly heard. What do they say to us in the 21st Century? What is the role of tradition in…

READ MORE
cover image for Gary West - The Islay Ball

Gary West - The Islay Ball (CD)

…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 in 1988, and was a founder…

READ MORE
cover image for Far, Far From Ypres - The Concert (DVD)

Far, Far From Ypres - The Concert (DVD) (DVD)

…Western Front in World War One in songs, music and poems. This concert was recorded in front of a capacity audience in the Victoria Halls, Selkirk on Sunday 5th August 2018. Devised, written and directed by Ian McCalman. The concert is narrated by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson. The…

READ MORE
cover image for Freeland Barbour & Friends - The Music And The Land (The Concert)

Freeland Barbour & Friends - The Music And The Land (The Concert) (CD)

…West (smallpipes), Jane Gardner (piano), Jane Barbour (piano), Billy Kay (speech) and Cailean Maclean (speech). These guests appear solo and in various combinations with Freeland which makes for a wonderful album of real listening pleasure. Tracks include not only Freeland Barbour’s compositions but those of Phil Cunningham, Gordon Duncan, Simon…

READ MORE
cover image for Greentrax 30th Anniversary Collection - The Special Projects

Greentrax 30th Anniversary Collection - The Special Projects (double CD)

…West’s hauntingly beautiful Flooers O’ The Forest on the Scottish smallpipes, from Songs, Music And Poems Of Flodden.      Mastering by Peter Haigh of Pier House Studios and design by John Slavin of Designfolk.

READ MORE
cover image for Reclaimed - Pipe Music & Song From The Scottish Borders

Reclaimed - Pipe Music & Song From The Scottish Borders (CD)

…West, Gordon Mooney, Angus MacKenzie, Mike Katz, Paul Roberts, Chris Norman and Pete Stewart. Accompanists include such fine musicians as Iain MacLeod, David Greenberg, Shona Mooney, Ciaran Ryan, Matheu Watson and George Pasca. Vocal contributions include Mairi Campbell and Fiona Hunter.

READ MORE
cover image for The Flooers o’ The Forest - Songs, Poems & Music of Flodden

The Flooers o’ The Forest - Songs, Poems & Music of Flodden (double CD)

…West and the children of Drumlanrig & St Cuthberts Primary School, Hawick. The poems and prose are read by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson, the actor John Shedden, and Alastair McDonald. To our knowledge, this is the first time that Flodden has been the subject of a collection of…

READ MORE
cover image for Ceolbeg Collected

Ceolbeg Collected (CD)

…West, Jim Walker and Dave Whyte. The late Davy Steele joined Ceolbeg on lead vocals after the first album (pre-Greentrax era) and later Rod Paterson replaced him. One track from the first album is included on Collected, and fifteen tracks have been carefully chosen from the five Greentrax albums. Ceolbeg…

READ MORE
cover image for Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections vol 15)

Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections vol 15) (CD)

…West and Jimmy Young. All the solo tracks have top accompanists from within the Scottish music scene. A truly outstanding collection of Celtic Airs and Reflective Melodies which again emphasises the strength of the Greentrax back-catalogue.

READ MORE
cover image for Steele The Show - The Songs of Davy Steele

Steele The Show - The Songs of Davy Steele (CD)

…West, plus Damien O’Kane plays guitar on the Kate Rusby track. With the exception of ‘Butterfly’ (recorded by Joe Rusby at Pure Records), and two other tracks, the album was recorded by Ian McCalman at Kevock Studios. ‘Farewell Tae The Haven’ is from The McCalmans album ‘Flames on the Water’…

READ MORE
cover image for A Celebration Of The Music Of Gordon Duncan

A Celebration Of The Music Of Gordon Duncan (CD)

…West, Trust member and presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline. The concert was described by many as “a hugely emotional and yet a very happy occasion”. During the finale there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Many of the artists were accompanied by The Concert Band, which consisted of…

READ MORE
cover image for Gordon Duncan - Just For Gordon

Gordon Duncan - Just For Gordon (CD)

…of modern times. While steeped in the art of traditional highland piping, his approach to his music was always imaginative, fresh and at times radical, to the extent that his influence can be heard within an entire generation of younger musicians across Scotland and well beyond’. (Gary West) west

READ MORE
cover image for The Piper And The Maker - Hamish Moore Piping Concert

The Piper And The Maker - Hamish Moore Piping Concert (CD)

…Recorded live in Pitlochry Town Hall in October 2003, a varied set of performances to an enthusiastic sell-out audience.The performers on this album include the best of Scotland’s exponents of the Scottish Smallpipes and Border Pipes. All the pipes played were made by Hamish and Fin Moore of Dunkeld.

READ MORE
cover image for The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Recital

The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Recital (CD)

…West tracks) at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh.  William McCallum, Roddy MacLeod and Gordon Walker are all champion competition players of the Highland bagpipe, while Gary West is a renowned Scottish small piper from the folk music scene, an ex-member of the band Ceolbeg.

READ MORE
cover image for Bagpipes Of Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 4)

Bagpipes Of Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 4) (CD)

…West with Ceolbeg and MacNaughtons Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band. A mix of solo pipers, pipe bands and folk groups.

READ MORE
cover image for A Clear Day’s Dawnin’ (To Welcome The New Parliament)

A Clear Day’s Dawnin’ (To Welcome The New Parliament) (CD)

…Scotland’s music, which we present as Scotland regains its own Parliament after 300 years. Featuring Sandy Brechin (accordion), Mairi Campbell (fiddle, viola, vocals), Jack Evans (guitar, whistles, programming), Mike Katz (Highland pipes), Tony McManus (guitar), Catherine-Ann MacPhee (vocals), Rod Paterson (vocals), Wendy Stewart (clarsach) and Gary West (smallpipes). west

READ MORE
cover image for Ceolbeg - Seeds To The Wind

Ceolbeg - Seeds To The Wind (CD)

…West (bagpipes), Davy Steele (vocals, guitar) and Wendy Stewart (harp).  ‘They must be the envy of many better known bands.’ (The Scotsman)

READ MORE

News Articles

Blair Atholl Piping Concert

West and Brighde Chaimbeul - Scottish Small Pipes   7.30pm to 10.30pm on Friday 25th October at Blair Atholl Village Hall (Main Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5SG)  Tickets are available from Eventbrite, or by emailing Hamish Moore - hamish@hamishmoore.org

READ MORE

The Singing Sixties with Barbara Dickson and Friends

West * Brian Miller * Stevie Palmer * Harry Cullen * Charlie Milne * George Archibald * May Weatherston * Jim Weatherston * Allan Prior * Carole Prior * Andy Ramage * Ann Murray * Fiona Forbes * John Barrow * Ann O’Toole * Ann Allan * Bill Hill *…

READ MORE

Far, Far From Ypres is STMA Event Of The Year 2018

West and Iain MacInnes for their success with Pipeline.  See full results from the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2018.

READ MORE

Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show

West, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce, Sangsters and other well-known faces in the Scottish folk scene. Peter Heywood operates the overhead slide projection. Read more about the Far, Far From Ypres stage show on the McCalmans’ website. Edinburgh, Perth and Greenock shows - 2014 After selling out The Glasgow Royal Concert…

READ MORE

October 2015 Album & Event News

West acting as linkman. The launch of A Tribute in Music and Song to John Bellany was held in The John Bellany Day Centre, Port Seton on Thursday 1st October 2015, and was a huge success. The guests included John’s widow Helen and other members of the family, who all…

READ MORE

Far, Far From Ypres - Martignas Sur Jalle

West, our piper, played during the ceremony too. In the afternoon we attended the opening of an excellent WW1 exhibition set up by locals - really wonderful from the front door which was a section of trench topped with barbed wire, to uniforms, weapons, field hospital of the period, model…

READ MORE

special offer Christmas & New Year Special Offer - SAVE OVER 16% on ANY THREE OR MORE CDs in one order - that's £2.00 off every standard CD.
Offer ends December 31st 2019. Free postage within UK, international postage charges apply. Offer excludes DVDs, books, deletions, overstocks, limited supply and box set titles.

VIEW YOUR SHOPPING CART

We accept PayPal and all major credit and debit cards.

PayPal payments

Monthly Newsletter

enter your email address:

You can easily unsubscribe here, or by using the link in any message, or by contacting us. Greentrax are clear and transparent about what data we collect from you, in line with GDPR guidelines. By submitting this form you consent to Greentrax using your contact details to send monthly email updates on new releases and special offers.

New Releases

Categories

all titles listed by release date

full catalogue listed by category

view or download full colour catalogue July 2018, pdf format, 2.6MB

view or download text catalogue July 2018, pdf format, 396KB


Latest News

see all news


Facebook

visit Greentrax on Facebook