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1986-2022: Celebrating Scotland's Music for 36 years

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news article for November 2021 News

Posted: 29th October 2021

Our £6 Stock Clearance sale has been extended to comprise over 80 titles, following returns of deleted items from our distributors. Limited numbers of these albums, including some classic recordings, are available at a 50% discount while stocks last.

Eddie Seaman’s debut solo album Cave Of Gold is now at the factory and we expect to be close to the 1st November release date. Eddie attended the mastering of the album and immediately flew off on a trip to India through the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on behalf of British High Commission. He is now working on promotion of the album. Ian Green was knocked out by Cave Of Gold when he first heard the final master before it went off to the factory.

Exciting news for Eric Bogle fans: Eric recently finished work in Australia on his most recent album The Source Of Light, which will be released on 1st February 2022 in the UK, Europe and North America by Greentrax Recordings (it will be released in Australia by Stuart McCarthy’s Undercover Music label). This is an outstanding collection of 15 songs, mainly by Eric but includes one from the late John Munro, two from the pen of Peter Titchener and a tune by Emma Luker. Both Emma (fiddle, vocals) and Peter (guitar, vocals) are current members of the Eric Bogle band. There are several guest musicians, including Chris While and Julie Matthews from England. On hearing the 15-track master, Ian Green sent this comment to Eric:

“A brilliant collection of new songs. I cried, I laughed and I pondered some of the issues raised but enjoyed every moment of this album…”

Ian Bruce is currently on tour in Germany, promoting his new album Young Territorial. Life is slowly creeping back into the touring business.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Dick Gaughan - The Harvard Tapes. Dick, who is currently recovering from a stroke, regards these as his finest live recordings. Songs include The Freedom Come All Ye, with accompaniment on fiddle by the late, great Johnny Cunningham. A large royalty goes to Dick from the sales of this album, which contains some of his most popular songs. Available at the sale price of £11.00 throughout November.

news article for October 2021 News

Posted: 27th September 2021

Ian Green recently heard the finished master of the Hamish Henderson Tribute vol 2 - Ballad Of The Banffies before it went off to the factory, and is delighted with Dr Fred Freeman’s production work. The singing throughout is stunning, with sensitive instrumental backing. The pressing is due from the factory any day and the advance orders, of which there are many, will be immediately posted out.

Dougie MacKenzie with Brian Miller have just finished a tour in England which was apparently very successful and the duo ‘loved every moment on stage’. Dougie’s album on Greentrax is Along The Way.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Ceolbeg Collected. The tracks were carefully chosen by band members and Ian from five previous Greentrax albums. A stunning collection! Available at the sale price of £6 throughout October.

news article for September 2021 News

Posted: 27th August 2021

Piper Eddie Seaman has almost finished recording his album for Greentrax. This is a very talented young musician who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow between 2009 and 2013, was a member of the award-winning band Barluath and currently coaches the Preston Lodge High School Novice Pipe Band. He is also in regular demand as a piping teacher and solo performer. We cannot wait to hear Cave Of Gold, to be released on 1st November.

Dr Fred Freeman is currently putting the finishing touches to the much anticipated Hamish Henderson Tribute Album vol 2 - Ballad Of The Banffies. The principal singers are Fiona Hunter (Malinky), John Morran (Deaf Shepherd) and young singer Cameron Nixon (who appeared on Malinky’s album Handsel), plus a song from the late Hamish Henderson himself and poems read by Fred.

The BBC TV series Vigil commences on Sunday 29th August with actors Suranne Jones and Martin Compston in leading roles. The late Iain MacDonald’s recording of his own song The Iolaire is included in the series - watch out for this. Iain recorded two albums for Greentrax, Beneath Still Waters (which includes The Iolaire) and This Land Once Was Free, both available as downloads/streaming.

Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month is Nick Keir 1953-2013 - a double album reflecting the talents of Nick Keir. This is a double CD collection for the price of one, already making it great value, but there is also a £1 discount throughout September.

news article for August 2021 News

Posted: 19th August 2021

We’ve introduced Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month, another look at back catalogue albums specially selected by the Greentrax Managing Director. This month’s title is John Campbell Munro’s album The Kelly Collection. Ian writes:

“John Campbell Munro was a multi-instrumentalist, an outstanding singer-songwriter, a companion on stage and in the studio to Eric Bogle for decades, and a very lovely and gentle man who died before his time. This album features the life of the Australian legend Ned Kelly (and his gang) in song, with a host of talented session people. It is highly recommended.”

Our latest re-release Music & Song of Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 17) compilation was first released in 1989 as a showcase for the then-fledgling Greentrax label, and went on to be a Greentrax bestseller. It recently went out of print and has been re-released on the Celtic Collections budget series where we anticipate it will continue to be a popular purchase by both tourists and folk enthusiasts alike.

We’ve been working to expand the information on our back catalogue of albums, stretching back to 1986! This includes completed track listings, extended descriptions and improved album covers. You can also now browse by new categories including:

If you have an account with Apple Music, Spotify or Deezer, login to listen online to samples or full tracks of any of our available albums. Some of our titles are now only currently available on streaming and download services but you can still order most titles on CD direct from us.

Over 35 of our £5 Stock Clearance Offer CD titles remain, covering years from 1992 to 2017. They include some classic Greentrax albums and are only £5.00 each while stocks last.