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1986-2016: Celebrating 30 Years of Scottish Music releases

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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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Nick Keir 1953-2013 (double CD)

…McCalmans. He remained with the group for the next 30 years and toured all over the world as one of the best known and most successful Scottish traditional acts. Many of his own songs entered the repertoire of The McCalmans but at the same time, Nick made many solo appearances,…

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

…McCalman. Currently the No.1 best-selling Greentrax album (including visitor centres across Flanders) this was, for both Ian McCalman and Ian Green, a real joy to work on and includes many classics. Other albums represented in the collection include: Gentle Giants, focussing on the noble Clydesdale horse - Robin Laing sings…

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Scotia Nova - Songs For The Early Days Of A Better Nation (CD)

…McCalman joined Gavin MacDougall of Luath Press and Ian Green of Greentrax. Invitations went out to songwriters who the group believed would be interested in the project. The response was tremendous and eighteen songs were selected and recorded, a wide variety of songwriting styles and singers. The songwriters include Yvonne…

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A Tribute In Music And Song To John Bellany (CD)

…The late John Bellany was born and brought up in Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland, and went on to become an artist of international renown. His father was a boat builder in Port Seton and many of John’s paintings reflect his connection with fishing and the sea. John also had…

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For Freedom Alone - The Wars Of Independence (CD)

…McCalmans (The Lion Wallace Saw), Alastair McDonald (The Battle of Stirling Brig from an old Nevis recording and William Wallace, Knight Of Elderslie of more recent origin), Alasdair Fraser with Skyedance (Bannockburn) and Arthur Johnstone (the classic Burns song Scots Wha Hae). Also specially recorded: Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage…


News Articles

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…


Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show in 2014

McCalman, who instigated the production and wrote the script, directed and Ian Green took care of promotion. Celtic Connections, Glasgow - January 2014 The latest sell-out concert of Far, Far From Ypres - the stage show which arose out of the double album of the same title, Songs Poems And…


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


Death Of Nick Keir 1953-2013

McCalmans). Nick died on Sunday morning, 2nd June, after a battle with cancer.


Scots In The Spanish Civil War - ¡No Pasaran! - On Stage At Celtic Connections 2013

McCalman to act as musical director, a position he has revelled in with the Far, Far From Ypres series of concerts. Ian has accepted and we are looking forward immensely to this concert. Artists appearing will be: Dick Gaughan, Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre, Christine Kydd, Arthur Johnstone with Brian…


special offer Buy any two Robert Burns CDs and receive a FREE copy of Songs Of Robert Burns (Celtic Collections vol 2). No need to add the free CD to your shopping cart - we'll include it automatically at despatch time.


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