Greentrax Recordings
Greentrax Recordings

1986-2016: Celebrating 30 Years of sending Scottish Music Worldwide.

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cover image for <mark>Ian</mark> Bruce and <mark>Ian</mark> Walker - Born To Rottenrow (DVD & CD)

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker - Born To Rottenrow (DVD & CD) (CD and DVD set)

Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are well known singers and songwriters in their own right, and were in fact a hardworking duo some years back, but then decided to go their own solo ways. Recently the duo re-formed under the name Bruce & Walker and have been gigging around Scotland…

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Ian Green - Fuzz To Folk (Trax Of My Life) (book)

Green, the policeman who founded the successful independent Scottish record label Greentrax Recordings. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Scotland’s leading folk record label Greentrax Recordings, an important milestone in the impressively varied and colourful life of founder Ian Green. In Fuzz To Folk, Ian chronicles his 76 years of…

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs (CD)

Greentrax in 1986 and having just celebrated our 25th Anniversary it seemed appropriate to re-release this excellent and very special album for the first time on CD. Ian Hardie is an outstanding fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist, who played in many fine folk groups which sprang out of the very vibrant…

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Alistair Ogilvy - Leaves Sae Green (CD)

ian Of The Year’ Award in both 2011 and 2012, and won the Traditional Music And Song Association’s ‘Young Singer Of Merit’ award the same year. Alistair has already appeared at many folk clubs and festivals in the UK and his songs have been aired on several Radio Scotland programmes.…

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

Green of Greentrax phoned me. He’s a good lad but a trouble-maker and he knew what my answer would be to his question: ‘Would you be interested in recording a solo album for Greentrax?’ Answer: ‘No!’ Question ‘Why not?’ Answer ‘I can’t sing that well.’ Question ‘Well it never stopped…

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Aileen Carr - Green Yarrow (CD)

iano at musical evenings at home. Aileen’s family could not afford piano lessons for her but that didn’t hold back Aileen’s interest in music and song. In true folk singing style she would happily sing to people as a little girl and as a teenager was encouraged to sing and…

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Ian & Gordon Duncan - A Few Tunes And Mair (book)

Ian Duncan released this collection of tunes in 1987. It has been re-published after a few years out-of-print. This contains many great Gordon tunes and arrangements, many of which featured in the selections of the Vale in those years, as well as in medleys of all the top bands and…

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Reclaimed - Pipe Music & Song From The Scottish Borders (CD)

Greentrax Recordings was invited by the Society to record a Grand Concert Of Scottish Piping, presented as part of the Society’s 5th Annual Collogue in the Old Royal High School, Edinburgh. This live album featuring Gordon Mooney, Angus D MacColl, Martyn Bennett, Gordon Duncan, Iain MacInnes and Allan MacDonald was…

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

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 Lyon, Fiona J Mackenzie, Gill Bowman, Mairi Campbell &…

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Archie Fisher - A Silent Song (CD)

Greentrax. Archie has a lovely, laid back style of singing and is regarded as an outstanding guitarist, having tutored some of the best in the past. This collection is mainly of Archie’s own songs and those of other contemporary songwriters, with a couple of older songs included. Archie sings and…

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Gordon Gunn - Wick To Wickham (CD)

Greentrax in 2000, Gordon was invited to join top Scottish band Session A9 and also Anam. He continues to gig with The Gordon Gunn Band which these days consists of Brian McAlpine (keyboards) and Phil Anderson (guitar). Gordon is also in demand as a fiddle tutor and has participated in…

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The Falkirk Music Pot (double CD)

ian McNeill & Friends Celebrate His Home Town’s Music The Falkirk Music Pot is one of three projects forming part of the Falkirk Creative Place 2014 Award programme. This recording project has been produced on behalf of Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council by multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and author Brian

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Favourite Scottish Songs (Celtic Collections vol 16) (CD)

Green about the need for a CD of ‘favourite Scottish songs’ to be available in Scottish schools - a collection that would be a simple tool for teachers to introduce Scotland’s rich song heritage to their pupils. Much thought was put into the selection of songs for this compilation. We…

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Alex Hodgson - The Brig Tae Nae Where (CD)

Greentrax album by the Prestonpans singer Alex Hodgson. Twelve tracks on this album were written by Alex, plus one each by Robert Burns and Ewan MacColl. This new album is based on family memories of summer days past, some spent at Belhaven Bay near Dunbar. It takes a different approach…

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For Freedom Alone - The Wars Of Independence (CD)

Greentrax marks this important event with this compilation of songs, music and a poem by many of Scotland’s finest artists. 2014 is also the year of The Scottish Referendum and the album recognises this historical event. The title of the album For Freedom Alone is taken from The Declaration Of…

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Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems & Music Of World War One (double CD)

Greentrax Recordings re-launched this critically acclaimed best-selling album, first released in 2008. The album is a tribute to all the soldiers from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, and also their Commonwealth brothers in arms from all corners of the globe, who fought and suffered together in the Great War and,…

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The Scottish Diaspora - The Music And The Song (double CD)

Greentrax back-catalogue, others licensed from various record companies around the world and several recorded specially for this compilation. Scotland’s diaspora across the world was predominantly created by warriors, traders, missionaries, medical experts and farmers. And of course there were also large groups that were driven off the Highlands by landlords…

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas - Abundance (CD)

Greentrax Recordings is again delighted to release another album from the hugely talented fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the wonderful cellist Natalie Haas. Alasdair, a Scot now domiciled in the USA, teamed up with Natalie Haas some years ago to form this highly acclaimed duo. Alasdair (fiddles, baritone fiddle, viola, kalimba)…

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Barbara Dickson - To Each And Everyone (The Songs Of Gerry Rafferty) (CD)

Greentrax Recordings and is a collection of the songs of Gerry Rafferty. Barbara was both a friend of Gerry’s and a great admirer of his songs, which comes across in this tribute album. It is again produced by the amazing multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Barbara’s love of…

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Tony McManus - Mysterious Boundaries (CD)

Greentrax is proud to be associated with Tony on this his sixth album for the label. Both enjoy the mutual loyalty and respect of a long relationship. After hearing Mike Marshall’s ‘Bach E major Prelude’ played on mandolin, as if it were written for the instrument, Tony began a journey…


News Articles

Ian Green Awarded Local Business Hero

Greentrax Recordings Managing Director Ian Green as the winner of their Local Business Hero award. Ian is absolutely delighted and the Greentrax staff are all very proud of him. The award presenter said: Ian himself has done so much to restore and promote the reputations of Scottish music and culture…


Happy Birthday Ian Green!

Greentrax - Ian Green - was 80 years young on 29th January! He was overwhelmed with birthday wishes and it was impossible to acknowledge each.  Thanks to all from Ian!


Ian Green‘s autobiography:  ‘Fuzz To Folk - Trax Of My Life’

Greentrax Recordings managing director Ian Green’s autobiography Fuzz To Folk - Trax Of My Life is now available. It is published by the respected Edinburgh publisher Luath Press and is available from Music Scotland, Waterstone’s Books and Also available direct from Greentrax. It has been Book Of The Month…


Death of Ian Hardie

Green was proud to have Ian Hardie on the Greentrax books and considered him a good friend as well as a great musician.  He will be sadly missed.


April 2016 News

Greentrax is currently working on a compilation album of The Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band from their LPs of the 1960s and 70s, when they were at their peak as World Pipe Band Champions. In one year alone they won thirteen First Prizes and were second in the remaining two…


October 2015 Album & Event News

Greentrax application for funding to Creative Scotland for the project Scotia Nova - Songs For The Early Days of a Better Nation has been turned down but we are forging ahead with it, despite the much-needed funding. There will be some 16/17 tracks on the album, most of which have…


September 2015 Album News

Greentrax in the UK and Europe on 1st October 2015.  Archie will promote the album for Greentrax on his return from USA. The songs for the Greentrax / Luath Press project Nova Scotia - Songs For The Early Days Of A Better Nation have been selected from the many entries…


John Bellany Tribute Album

Greentrax to compile an album of his favourite music and songs as a tribute to this artist of international renown. This compilation album A Tribute In Music And Song To John Bellany is progressing and should be available before the end of 2015. Tracks have been licensed from other labels,…


June 2015 News

Greentrax in September.  The original release date was August but Gordon has unfortunately sustained a bad leg injury. Alasdair Fraser recently celebrated his 60th birthday - a belated happy birthday to Alasdair. The Alasdair and Natalie Haas albums Abundance, Highlander’s Farewell, In The Moment and Fire and Grace are currently…


Eric Bogle at the Gallipoli Centenary 2015

Greenfields of France), he embarked on the perilous career of professional musician. A compulsive, almost obsessive songwriter for most his adult life, Eric has written many, many songs, some of which have pretty much become Australian, if not world classics of their particular genre. Possibly his best known song is…


February 2015 News

Greentrax Promotions) was made redundant recently and tasks will now be shared by Elaine, Pat and Ian. This step was not taken lightly and we were sorry to see Cath go but it is an indication of how the record industry, including Greentrax, is suffering from the decline in CD…


Luke Daniels’ Tribute to William Hannah

…Daniels has painstakingly transcribed the music from 78rpm and wax cylinder recordings, and the music has been faithfully recorded by four of the UK’s finest tradition players: Luke Daniels on melodeon, Neil Ewart on fiddle, guitarist Ian Carr and pianist Paul Gandy. Greentrax expected release date March 2015. green


Eric Bogle Not A Fan of Joss Stone’s Cover Version

Green Fields Of France or Willie McBride) has been released as a charity single for The British Legion. Some of the important verses or part-verses have been deleted, making what is one of the best anti-war songs into a sanitised, ‘safe’ version which has lost its point to some extent.…


Greentrax at Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

Green will be attending the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 13th December 2014, this year at Inverness Leisure Centre.  Tickets are on sale now from Eden Court Theatre.  Greentrax Recordings will be again sponsoring Best Live Act Of The Year.


Far, Far From Ypres - Martignas Sur Jalle

Ian 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…


Paul McKenna Band German Tour Dates

Greentrax - Stem The Tide, Between Two Worlds and Elements.  The band enjoyed success at the 2012 Scots Trad Music Awards, with Paul winning Scots Singer Of The Year. The band were also nominated for Folk Band Of The Year.


Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show in 2014

Greenock. The cast comprised Barbara Dickson, Phil Cunningham, Dick Gaughan, Siobhan Miller, Ian Bruce, Stephen Quigg, Gary West (pipes), Stevie Palmer, Mairi MacInnes (Gaelic song), John Blackwood, Fiona Forbes, Anne Murray, George Archibald, Charlie Milne, Jim Weatherston, May Weatherston, Peter McCulloch, Kenny MacDonald, Gordon Stewart, Norman Gore (snare drum), Donald…


September 2014 Album & Event News

Greentrax managing director Ian Green been nominated for the category of Local Business Hero by the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber Of Commerce. The awards take place on 29th October. The Trad On The Tyne 2014 festival was a huge success. The Ian Hardie Memorial Concert held on 3rd September…


Death of Jean Redpath

Greentrax artist Jean Redpath. She died in a hospice in Arizona, USA, during the afternoon of 21st August after a fairly long illness. Jean was a lovely person and never failed to phone me when she came home annually for a holiday in Scotland - to what had been her…


Trad On The Tyne Festival 2014

Green (Greentrax MD) is the Honorary President of the festival.



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