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1986-2018: Celebrating Scotland's Music for over 30 Years


news article for Tannahill Weavers Tour Dates

Posted: 25th September 2017

​The Tannahill Weavers continue their busy performance schedule with tour dates in the USA in October 2017 and Germany, Belgium & Netherlands in November/December. In February and April 2018 they tour the UK. See the Tannahill Weavers complete tour dates on their website.

​The Tannahill Weavers are Roy Gullane, Phil Smillie, John Martin and Lorne MacDougall.

As they approach their 50th anniversary in 2018, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.

Over the years ‘the Tannies’ have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they are joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie Brave, along with a long list of other accomplishments.

See Lorne MacDougall’s Greentrax album Hello World.


news article for September 2017 News

Posted: 3rd September 2017

The Scots Trad Music Awards 2017 will be held in the Lagoon Centre, Paisley on Saturday, 2nd December. Greentrax Recordings will again be sponsoring the award for Live Act Of The Year.

Mercat Tours continue to sell many of the Greentrax best seller Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One on their tours of the World War One Battlefields in Flanders. If you do not have a copy of this classic double CD for the price of one then order now!

Sandy Bell’s Ceilidh (Celtic Collections vol 10), with an artist list which includes The 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.


news article for June 2017 News

Posted: 20th June 2017

Many people have been in touch about our July release Gaelic Stories Told By Peter Morrison (Scottish Tradition Series vol 14) and online pre-orders have been healthy.

Nick 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 on a tour in Scotland. The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry is on tour around The Highlands from July. Greentrax albums to accompany each tapestry are available: The Scottish Diaspora - The Music And The Song and The Battle Of Prestonpans 1745 - Music And Song Of The Campaign.

This month, the Bruce & Walker (Ian Bruce and Ian Walker) Born To Rottenrow CD & DVD set is available on offer from Greentrax for £10.00 (usually £15.00). A very fine collection of their older songs on the DVD but with their more recent songs on the CD.


news article for Margaret Stewart Performances

Posted: 10th May 2017

Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart has performance dates coming up later in 2017:

Visit Margaret Stewart’s website and see Greentrax albums featuring Margaret Stewart.


news article for April 2017 News

Posted: 27th April 2017

It is with sadness Ian Green reports that Pipe Major Iain McLeod of Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band (Lothian & Borders Pipe Band) passed away at the end of March, after a fall at home resulting in a hip fracture. Iain led the Band from 1959 until his retirement from the Police in 1978. Under his leadership the Band was one of the most universally recognised and successful pipe bands of all time, winning the World Pipe Band Championships five times. In 2016 Greentrax was proud to release a compilation album selected from the Band’s LPs, Revisited - Pipe Major Iain McLeod’s Selection. Iain was delighted with the release.

Matthew Tighe, a hugely talented young English fiddler, is currently recording his debut album under the guidance of producer Brian McNeill at Watercolour Studios. Also, the brilliant Gaelic singer Sineag Macintyre is to record her debut album for Greentrax later this year. Release information for both of these albums will follow shortly.

The Nick 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.


news article for Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Tour Dates

Posted: 27th April 2017

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas continue to tour around the US, and have performance dates lined up in the UK too in May 2017:

  • Thursday, May 18th: Eastgate Arts Center, Peebles
  • Friday, May 19th: Masham Town Hall, Masham, Ripon
  • Sunday, May 21st: Matthews Hall, Topsham, Exeter
  • Tuesday, May 23rd: Ropetackle Arts Center, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Wednesday, May 24th: King’s Place, Kings Cross, London
  • Friday, May 26th: New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

Their regular Summer course on the Isle of Skye in July this year is as oversubscribed as ever, however there is a waiting list.


news article for Auld Hat New Heids in 2017

Posted: 29th March 2017

​Auld Hat New Heids - four of Scotland’s top folk singers and musicians recreate the fabulous fun days of the 1960s and 70s on the Scottish Folk scene: Pete Clark (fiddle), Gregor Lowrey (accordion), Fraser Bruce (vocal) and Ian Bruce (vocal, guitar, mandolin).

Visit Fraser Bruce’s website to see all forthcoming Auld Hat New Heids Scottish performance dates in 2017.

Following what proved to be a very successful run of concerts in 2016, the quartet played to a sell-out audience at the 2017 Celtic Connections festival in January.

Their audiences have enjoyed the nostalgia of a trip back to the early days of the folk clubs of the 1960s and 70s and the group have received wonderful show reviews.

Come along and sing along!

“Scottish songs that we all know but are now seldom heard will have you singing your heart out…”

Auld Hat New Heidsperformance


news article for March 2017 News

Posted: 3rd March 2017

Greentrax are currently assembling a Nick 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 2017.

The Greentrax mascot Mairibeg passed away recently, much to the sadness of all of the Greentrax staff - this little West Highland terrier will be missed.


news article for February 2017 News

Posted: 8th February 2017

We are receiving great feedback on Alan Bell’s album The Cocklers (Songs From A Time And Place) from radio presenters and reviewers.

Feedback on recent releases from Eric Bogle with John Munro (Voices), Freeland Barbour & Friends (The Music And The Land) and The 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 & Ian Bruce (vocals and guitars) with Gregor Lowrey (accordion) and Pete Clark (fiddle). A tour around the country continues and it would a mistake to miss it.



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