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Nick Keir 1953-2013 (double CD)

…Keir. Nick Keir formed the group Finn McCuill while at Stirling University, then toured with poet Norman McCaig, worked with the 7:84 Theatre Company and in 1982 he joined The McCalmans. He remained with the group for the next 30 years and toured all over the world as one of…

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Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One (double CD)

…Keir. Much of the instrumental work is by Maartin Allcock but Ian McCalman, Hamish Bayne and Nick Keir all contributed. Magnificent work by all concerned. CD2 comprises a pipe band track of tunes named after some of the major battles of WW1, songs written about WW1, or strongly connected with…

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The McCalmans - Lost Tracks (CD)

…Keir, two prolific and brilliant songwriters. Pride of place goes to Nick on track 1, with the stunning Cold Night In This Old Town. The search through hundreds of tapes, minidiscs, LPs, CDs, videos, PC files etc for ‘lost’ tracks was made by Ian McCalman, who also edited and mastered…

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The McCalmans - Final Concert Uncut - The Good Old Days (DVD) (DVD)

…Keir 2001 - 2010: Ian McCalman * Nick Keir * Stephen Quigg “These guys are entertainers, mixing the serious, sentimental and scatological with wit and dry humour. You can hear from the laughter and cheers why they are dubbed the Masters of the Good Night Out.” (Scotland on Sunday) Please…

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The McCalmans - The Greentrax Years (double CD)

…Keir and Stephen Quigg, however the singing and playing of Hamish Bayne and the late Derek Moffat are also included in this compilation.

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The McCalmans - Coming Home (Live) (CD)

…Keir (current member who replaced Hamish) and Stephen Quigg (Derek’s replacement). Ian McCalman will shortly retire from The McCalmans, and so the group that has been a part of the Scottish folk scene since 1964 will be no more. They have chosen a live format for Coming Home, that always…

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The McCalmans - Scots Abroad (CD)

…Keir, plus contributions from other writers and a couple of traditional songs.  The McCalmans have remained loyal to Greentrax Recordings for 20 years and Greentrax is delighted to celebrate with them on their 20th Anniversary with this fine album.

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The McCalmans - Peace And Plenty (Celtic Collections vol 9) (CD)

…Keir (guitar, mandolin, mouthorgan, whistles) and Martin Hadden (bass guitar).

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The McCalmans - Keepers (CD)

…Keir and a first from Derek Moffat, plus traditional material. Featuring Davy Steele of Ceolbeg and The Battlefield Band.


News Articles

Death Of Nick Keir 1953-2013

Keir (formerly of The McCalmans). Nick died on Sunday morning, 2nd June, after a battle with cancer.


September 2018 News

Keir Commemorative Concert at the Acoustic Music Centre during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a sell-out, and a memorable evening of Nick’s songs, sung by some of his friends and ending appropriately with Nick’s recording of Festival Lights. This song is a Fringe anthem and the words are painted on…


Artist Performances in August 2018

Keir, presented by The Quiggs, Sangsters and Dick Gaughan. In 2017 Greentrax released A Double Album Reflecting The Talents of Nick Keir. This remarkable 2CD collection is available for the price of one CD. Ticket sales for the Far, Far From Ypres stage presentation, produced by Ian McCalman and with…


Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show

Keir, Stevie Palmer, Stephen Quigg, Donald Hay, Brian Miller and Tom Ward, with groups Sangsters, Soopna and Ragged Glory, plus Iain Anderson of BBC Radio Scotland. Peter Heywood provided overhead projection. “an inspiringly convivial experience, where the audience joined the performers in choruses that echoed into the deep spaces of…


Recent Best Sellers

…order and through retail outlets are: Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One - £12.00 (double CD for the price of one CD) Celtic Women From Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 12) - £6.99 Matt Tighe - £12.00 Nick Keir 1953-2013 - £12.00 keir


June 2017 News

Keir’s recent double album release 1953-2013 continues to sell well and is getting a lot of radio play we are told. The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry was recently on display in Prestonpans during The Three Harbours Festival, after visits to Westminster in London, and St Giles in Edinburgh, and is now…


April 2017 News

Keir 1953-2013 compilation reflecting the talents of the singer-songwriter is expected in stock soon. Ian Green says “This is truly a remarkable collection by any standard”. The album is rarely off the Greentrax CD player and advance orders have been very brisk.


March 2017 News

Keir Collected album, with tracks from Nick Keir’s four solo albums and selected tracks from McCalmans albums. All are his own songs apart from one cover version. The double CD will have 37 tracks and sell for the price of a single CD. Expected release date is May or June…



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