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1986-2024: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 38 years

Ian Green: 1934-2024

news article for Hamish Henderson Night at Celtic Connections

Posted: 3rd December 2022

A Hamish Henderson Night: Ballad of the Banffies takes place at the next Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

The concert is on Sunday 22nd January at 8pm in the Strathclyde Suite of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - book tickets here.

Twenty years on from the landmark Greentrax tribute album A’ The Bairns O Adam, honouring the late great singer, songwriter, poet, folklorist and activist Hamish Henderson, a line-up of top Scots singers and musicians reprise their roles on 2021’s follow-up collection Ballad of the Banffies.

Malinky’s Fiona Hunter, Deaf Shepherd’s John Morran and rising star Cameron Dixon perform fresh settings of well-kent Henderson songs like Banks of Sicily and The Speakin Heart alongside little-known treasures, interwoven with readings of Henderson’s poetry by the producer of the two albums, renowned Scots scholar Dr Fred Freeman.

Instrumental accompaniment and interludes come from the equally crack team of Marc Duff (whistles), Frank MacLaughlin (guitar), Euan MacLaughlin (fiddle/banjo), Richard Werner (percussion) and Angus Lyon (accordion/keyboards).

news article for October 2022 News

Posted: 26th October 2022

Greentrax forward-planning of new releases includes a Davy Steele compilation; a collection of Dundee Songs, being released as a companion to Andrew Crummy’s latest tapestry; and a third album from Prestonpans’ man Alex Hodgson.

Fiona J Mackenzie’s most recent album Tac’ An Teine and Eric Bogle’s latest collection The Source of Light continue to be strong sellers.

Postal strikes are taking place in November which may cause mail order delays - we’re afraid these are outwith the control of Greentrax.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Brian McNeill’s No Silence - the cracking album that marked Brian’s ‘musical half century’ and an excellent collection, mainly of Brian’s own songs. Available at the sale price of £11.00 throughout November. See all available Brian McNeill albums on Greentrax listed in our Solo Singers & Songwriters section.

news article for July 2022 News

Posted: 14th July 2022

A new album by Gaelic singer Fiona J Mackenzie titled Tac’ An Teine, due for release on 1st September 2022, is now mastered and the artwork is almost complete. The songs are from the archives held in Canna House on the island of Canna, where Fiona is currently Archivist for the National Trust For Scotland.

Kyle Warren’s recent Greentrax release Relentless has got off to a good start with brisk sales. While most tracks are led by Kyle’s bagpipes, there are several session musicians playing a variety of instruments, adding variety to this cracking album.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Hamish Henderson Tribute vol 2 - Ballad Of The Banffies - a second collection of Hamish Henderson’s powerful songs, by various singers including Fiona Hunter, Cameron Nixon, John Morran and Hamish himself. Available at the sale price of £11.00 throughout July. See all available Hamish Henderson Tribute albums on Greentrax listed in our Spoken Word section.

news article for June 2022 News

Posted: 2nd June 2022

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern continue their extensive and very popular tour of the United Kingdom, having passed through Edinburgh on 1st June. They released their Live In Concert album on Greentrax in 2019. More information on the tour at Tony McManus’ tour dates page or from Stoneyport Associates.

Current adverts in the magazines Living Tradition, Rock ‘n’ Reel and Songlines feature Eric Bogle - The Source of Light (a current bestseller, released early in 2022); Eddie Seaman - Cave of Gold (a late 2021 release) and Kyle Warren - Relentless (a July 2022 release). The latter two are piping-based albums featuring other instrumentalists and singers, both upbeat and exciting collections led by very talented pipers.

The good news is that gig opportunities are at last appearing after the extensive Covid lockdown period and artist sales are slowly increasing, a huge relief to record labels who have so long suffered from the lack of these and retail outlet sales. Excellent mail order sales have carried us through that most difficult period. See our list of £6 Stock Clearance CDs (including free postage in the UK) – incredible value for money!

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Malinky - Handsel, a highly recommended double album of hugely talented musicians. Available at the sale price of £11.00 throughout June. See all available Malinky albums on Greentrax listed in our Vocal Groups section.

news article for Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern and Ian Bruce performances

Posted: 29th April 2022

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern commence a very extensive tour of the UK on May 5th and continue right through to June 30th, with some free dates during these two months. The duo’s album Live In Concert continues to sell well. More information on the tour at Tony McManus’ tour dates page or from Stoneyport Associates.

Ian Bruce continues a busy touring schedule, with gigs in England at the moment. More information at Ian Bruce’s future concert dates page. Ian’s latest album on Greentrax is Ian Bruce & The Tartan Spiders - Young Territorial.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Eric Bogle - By Request, a compilation of Eric’s most requested and popular songs of his early years. Available at the sale price of £11.00 throughout May. See all available Eric Bogle albums on Greentrax listed in our Solo Singers & Songwriters section.