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1986-2020: Celebrating Scotland's Music for over 30 Years

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McCalman Singular (Songs By Ian, Sung By Friends) (CD)

…McCalman’s frontman, Ian McCalman. Ian’s songwriting is prolific and here some of Ian’s songs are given new interpretations by some well known friends in music. Ian was a founder member of The McCalmans in 1964. ‘A little classic.’ (Archie Fisher) ‘This is the sort of disc where the artists are…

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The McCalmans - Lost Tracks (CD)

…McCalmans, who retired in 2010, made 26 albums and recorded over 400 songs in their 46 years as professional musicians. Twelve of those albums were on Greentrax during the 24 years The Macs remained loyal to the Scottish label, plus the double compilation CD The Greentrax Years, released in 2009.…

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

…McCalman) * Mothers Daughters Wives (Judy Small) * Green Grow the Rashes (Robert Burns) * The Last Leviathan (Andy Barnes) * Kirsteen (Trad). SESSIONS, INTROS and FAST SONGS The Holly She Bears A Berry * Lucky Puppy (introduction) * Embarrassing shanties and Derek’s only interview. * Dido Bendigo and Snow…

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The McCalmans - Souvenir, End Of An Era, Last Gasp, Brochure (book)

…McCalmans’ 24-year relationship with Greentrax and their 46-year, 6,000-gig career! Paperback, 24 pages in full colour.

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The McCalmans - The Greentrax Years (double CD)

…McCalmans released their first Greentrax album Peace And Plenty in 1986, the year the label was launched - it was subsequently awarded a Gold Disc by The Scottish Music Industry Association. ‘The Macs’, who had previously recorded with EMI and RCA to name but two major labels, intended to give…

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The McCalmans - Coming Home (Live) (CD)

…McCalmans, in their 44th year on the road in 2009, are known around the world for their strong vocals, their prolific output of new songs and their idiosyncratic chat on stage. Their annual tours of Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands are legendary, and they still have time to undertake a…

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The McCalmans - Scots Abroad (CD)

…McCalman and Nick 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)

…McCalmans are one of Scotland’s most popular and enduring vocal harmony groups. This popular album first emerged in 1986 and went on to be awarded a Scottish Record Industry Association Gold Disc for sales achieved. Ian McCalman (guitars, bodhran, vocals), Derek Moffat (guitar, vocals), Nick Keir (guitar, mandolin, mouthorgan, whistles)…

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The McCalmans - Where The Sky Meets The Sea (CD)

…McCalmans heavy schedule of touring and has already made his own personal mark within the group, with his strong vocals and sense of fun.

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The McCalmans - Keepers (CD)

…Songs from the pens of some of Scotland’s best songwriters, including a couple by Nick Keir and a first from Derek Moffat, plus traditional material. Featuring Davy Steele of Ceolbeg and The Battlefield Band.

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The McCalmans - Honest Poverty (CD)

…Folk song trio.    Dedicated to the Inland Revenue.

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Sandy Bell’s Broadsheet (book)

…McCalman, Ronnie Browne, Hector Christie and others.  News, views, humour and more.  Already being described as “brilliant”.

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Dick Gaughan - The Harvard Tapes (CD)

…McCalman and Ian Green heard the recordings and agreed this was “vintage Dick Gaughan” and the recordings would make a wonderful live album. Dick Gaughan approved wholeheartedly, and Brian O’Donovan granted their use at no cost. Some of Dick’s all-time greats are on these Harvard tapes: Erin Go Bragh, Now…

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Dougie Mackenzie with Brian Miller - Along The Way (CD)

…McCalman, Charlie Milne, George Archibald and Ken McNaughton (referred to in the notes as The Kevock Chorus). The album was recorded and produced by Ian McCalman at his Kevock Studio and he passed on a copy of the master to Ian Green for a listen. Ian was so impressed with…

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

…McCalman. The concert is narrated by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson. The entire cast: Barbara Dickson MBE * Mairi MacInnes * Siobhan Miller * Fiona Forbes * Anne Murray MBE * Mary Weatherston * Carol Prior * Mairearad Green * Dick Gaughan * Ian McCalman * Iain Anderson (narrator)…

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Scotland, The Music And The Song - A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax (3 x CD)

…In 2018, Greentrax Recordings are re-launching this best-selling album. This compilation was originally released in 2006 when the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986 by retired Police Inspector Ian Green. The 59 tracks for this…


News Articles

May 2020 release from Stevie Palmer

McCalman at his Kevock Digital Studio, with production assistance from Dick Gaughan.


August 2019 News

McCalman’s The Singing Sixties concert last month sold out, and was an absolutely cracking night of song. The audience participation was quite astonishing. Dick Gaughan’s The Harvard Tapes is breaking mail order records and the feedback from customers and the media is hugely complimentary. The album is also doing well…


July 2019 News

McCalman. Should be a great night of song. Drs John Barrow and Ian Green are reviving the old Sandy Bell’s Broadsheet with a one-off special edition to mark the occasion of The Singing Sixties, with contributions from some amazing personalities. We’ll not spoil things by announcing the contributors yet but…


50th Anniversary of Rankin File

McCalman’s The Singing Sixties - Songs Which Stood The Test Of Time with Barbara Dickson and friends.  Buy tickets for Brack’n’File Sing The Iain Rankin Songbook here.  Buy tickets for Iain Rankin’s solo show here.  Buy the CD Rankin File - For The Record at Greentrax.


The Singing Sixties with Barbara Dickson and Friends

McCalman * Iain Rankin * Ian Bruce * Hamish Bayne * Gary 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 *…


February 2019 News

McCalman’s Kevock Studio, Lasswade. Ian Green heard the first mixes and was so impressed he immediately invited Dougie to join Greentrax. The album will be released in May 2019.


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

McCalman. Quite amazing to think that this all arose out of June and Ian Green attending the WWI Battlefields tour with Mercat Tours of Edinburgh some years ago. Ian came back and could not rest until he had compiled the double CD Far, Far From Ypres with the help of…


Artist Performances in August 2018

McCalman and with a cast of 25, are going well. The concert will be on tour from August to November in various venues around Scotland, and tickets are now on sale at the venues. The final concert will be in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 11th November 2018 (Armistice Day).…


Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show

McCalman and with a huge cast of performers, will tour Scotland in 2018: Sunday 5th August - Victoria Halls, Selkirk Thursday 9th August - His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Wednesday 29th August - Corran Halls, Oban Friday 31st August - Aros Centre, Portree, Skye Saturday 1st September - Village Hall, Ullapool…


November 2017 News

McCalmans, Eric Bogle, Dick Gaughan and many more.  Margaret Stewart and Hamish Moore have recently returned from the hugely popular Celtic Colours music festival held annually in Cape Breton Island. Other Greentrax artists on the bill included Seudan, Cathy-Ann MacPhee, Allan MacDonald and Paul McKenna.


September 2017 News

McCalmans, Aly Bain, Dick Gaughan and many other Sandy Bell’s Bar regulars of the 1970s, sells well in the Bar and is available to order direct from Greentrax.


March 2017 News

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 2017. The Greentrax mascot Mairibeg passed away recently, much to the sadness of all of…


February 2017 News

McCalmans (Lost Tracks) is also excellent.  Our mail order has been busy over the past few months! Auld Hats New Heids headlined at Celtic Connections last month and was reported to be a “memorable night” - the group “put on the show of their lives”. The line-up includes Fraser &…


October 2016 News

McCalmans - you get the picture. All in all a remarkable collection of material carefully selected and put together by Ian Green, in a varied but surprisingly cohesive listening experience. Pretty good Christmas presents for all your mates, I reckon.” (Bob Walton, fRoots Magazine)The Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Revisited…


There Was A Soldier at the Edinburgh Fringe

McCalman’s Far Far from Ypres stage project, which came about after the discovery of letters from a WW1 soldier to the late aunt of Liz Reid. Liz and friend Mary Boylan put a version of the show together which was local to West Lothian, using the letters as a starting…


Greentrax Presented With Landmark Award

McCalman, Lesley & Dr John Barrow, Kate & Tom Ward, Allan MacDonald (photographer) and Hamish Moore who piped the guests into the Greentrax office. Simon was most complimentary in his presentation speech and after a short reply by Ian a party followed. Not much work done at Greentrax that day!…


October 2015 Album & Event News

McCalman at his Kevock Digital Studio. A concert of the same title will be presented in the Strathclyde Suite at Celtic Connections on 20th January 2016. The singer/songwriters who were successful in having their songs selected and recorded for the album are: Fiona J Mackenzie, Gill Bowman, Mairi Campbell &…


John Bellany Tribute Album

McCalman and Alex Hodgson, musical tributes by Hamish Moore, Stuart Eydmann and Eddie McGuire - and much more.    The front cover image will be from one of John’s paintings: Port Seton Harbour.


Far, Far From Ypres - Martignas Sur Jalle

McCalman revised the script and with assistance from locals, especially Susan Brun - a Scots lady originating from Musselburgh who is married to a Frenchman in Martignas - we worked to produce a decent translation. We arrived in Martignas on Wednesday 15th October and on Friday 17th we took part…


The Sangsters Trio

…great.  Read a recent biography of Sangsters at Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club’s website.See Greentrax albums featuring Sangsters.  “They are Scotland’s number one harmony group. They are indeed the sultans of Scottish song. Stunning close harmonies, well chosen material and some awfy funny asides - that’s Sangsters.” (Ian McCalman) mccalman



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