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The Occasionals - Birling (CD)

…The Occasionals ceilidh band started in 1986, featuring a number of great musical friends. Over time it naturally distilled into the quartet of musicians heard here on this, their seventh recording: Freeland Barbour, Ian Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. This album is a celebration of 25 years of playing…

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¡No Pasaran! (They Shall Not Pass) - Scots In The Spanish Civil War (CD)

…A collection of songs and a poem principally about the many Scots who volunteered to fight in Spain on the side of the elected Republican Government against General Franco and the fascists. The Scots volunteers fought mainly with The International Brigade which included, as the name suggests, volunteers from many…

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Kilmarnock Edition - Pay It Forward (CD)

…Taking their name from Robert Burns’ celebrated volume of work, Kilmarnock Edition first came together in the International Burnsong Songhouse of 2009 when, as prize-winners, they were closeted together to write songs for a week, culminating in a gig in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrews Day. All well-known singer-songwriters…

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Fiona J Mackenzie - Archipelago (CD)

…Fiona J Mackenzie, a previous Mod Gold Medallist, releases her third album for Greentrax. Archipelago is a collection of songs in Gaelic, Scots and Norn from islands all across Scotland, from Shetland in the far north to Ailsa Craig in the south. Fiona is a native of Morayshire and has…

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David Francey - The First Set (Live From Folk Alley) (CD)

…From carpenter to songwriter - since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. The First Set - Live From Folk Alley was recorded at Kent State Folk Festival and is an introduction to nine of David’s…

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David Francey - Late Edition (CD)

…From carpenter to songwriter - since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. Late Edition was David’s ninth CD release, in April 2011. David released his first album Torn Screen Door in 1999. The release of…

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A Highland Journey vol 2 - Music In The Glen (Celtic Collections vol 14) (CD)

…This recording follows along similar lines to the hugely popular album A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland. Released in 2005, this has been the most successful album in the Celtic Collections Series and is one of the best sellers overall in the Greentrax catalogue. This second musical tour of…

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs (CD)

…This was the first album released by 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…

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Rura - Break It Up (CD)

…Rura won the ‘Best Up And Coming Artist’ award at the 2011 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and were also Danny Kyle Award winners that year. Their powerful music has already created a buzz throughout the traditional music scene and their debut album is eagerly awaited by all. This…

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Alistair Ogilvy - Leaves Sae Green (CD)

…Alistair is a fine traditional singer. He was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland ‘Young Traditional Musician 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…

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The Haddington Pipe Band - The Haddington Turnpike And Other Great Pipe Tunes (CD)

…The Haddington Pipe Band was formed in 1981, very much as a community band, and that ethos, championed by Pipe Major David Leckie and their honorary president Bill Bradford (two of the original founders), remains their guiding principle. The band, based in Haddington, East Lothian, does not take part in…

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Music And Song From Scotland - The Greentrax 25th Anniversary Collection (double CD)

…2011 sees Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a double CD collection for the price of one CD. The double CD is a compilation of 25 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, all of very special relevance and significance to the label and its managing director, Ian Green. The…

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Seudan (CD)

…Seudan comprises some of Scotland’s leading exponents of traditional pipe music and Gaelic song. The music is alive and vital, closely related to its old natural step dance rhythms while the piobaireachd follows the song versions from which they originated. The arrangement and delivery of their repertoire is directly influenced…

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The McCalmans - Final Concert Uncut - The Good Old Days (DVD)

…EXTRAS (Videos, Camcorders, 8mm, dubious quality): THE QUIET STUFF Seagull Cry (Ian 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)…

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Brian McNeill - The Road Never Questions (CD)

…This is a compilation of tracks from Brian McNeill’s prolific output of solo and duo albums he released during his time with the Battlefield Band and since moving on. Brian found selecting the tracks for this album somewhat difficult but it was a labour of love at the same time…

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Robin Laing - Whisky For Breakfast (CD)

…Robin Laing is Scotland’s ‘Whisky Bard’. This is his fourth album of whisky songs, and this time, whether following his Muse or the thread spun for him by the Fates, he has put together a collection of his own songs, all on the tasty subject of Scotch whisky. An eclectic…

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Songs & Ballads From Perthshire (Scottish Tradition Series vol 24) (CD)

…This album is released in the year of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1951. The School is delighted that Maurice Fleming of Blairgowrie, whose collecting forms a very important part of the School Archives, has himself acted…

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The Paul McKenna Band - Stem The Tide (CD)

…Traditional music as well as original songs and tunes from this dynamic young 5-piece led by singer Paul McKenna. The Paul McKenna Band have been playing to audiences throughout the UK and beyond since 2006. With a contemporary approach to songs, although not straying too far from their roots, their…

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas - Highlander’s Farewell (CD)

…Third album from the dazzling duo of master fiddler Alasdair Fraser and dynamic cellist Natalie Haas - highly accomplished playing. Alasdair Fraser is recognised as one of Scotland’s finest exponents of the fiddle, and for some time now has enjoyed an artistic collaboration with the wonderful cellist Natalie Haas. Their…

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Barbara Dickson - Words Unspoken (CD)

…BARBARA DICKSON is a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career. Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular entertainers in Britain today. With numerous awards for acting and singing, hit singles, gold and platinum albums Barbara…

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News Articles

September 2013 Album News

…Huge numbers of visitors are queueing daily at the Scottish Parliament to see The Great Tapestry of Scotland currently on exhibition there. The Music And Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland is on sale in the Parliament shop and doing a roaring trade. Incidentally, The Prestonpans Tapestry is currently…

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Prestonpans School Children Perform at The Scottish Parliament

…Infants and Primary School members of Prestonpans School sang The Toun o’ Prestonpans along with Alex Hodgson, who wrote the song, at a reception at The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 4th September. They were brilliant and brought the house down. Several of the children present were involved in the recording…

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David Francey Tour Dates

…Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter David Francey will be performing two dates in Scotland during Summer 2013: Stirling Folk Club (at the Rugby Club) on Monday August 26th, and The Gordon Arms Hotel in Yarrow on Wednesday August 28th. He also performs at Fylde Folk Festival in Lancashire on the weekend of…

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Barbara Dickson UK Tour Dates

…Barbara Dickson will be touring the UK during October and November 2013 to promote her second album on Greentrax - To Each And Everyone (The Songs Of Gerry Rafferty)​. For the most up-to date information on dates, venues and tickets, see the current tour dates on Barbara’s website.(photo by Brian Aris)

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

…​View or download our Summer 2013 Newsletter (Adobe pdf format for print) with news on forthcoming releases, events, albums and artists.

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Death Of Nick Keir 1953-2013

…It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Nick Keir (formerly of The McCalmans). Nick died on Sunday morning, 2nd June, after a battle with cancer.

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Munro, O’Callaghan & Titchener UK Tour

…Australian singers and musicians John Munro, Mike O’Callaghan & Pete Titchener are touring in the UK during June 2013.   For the full current list of tour dates, and more information about the group, see their Munro, O’Callaghan & Titchener website. See Greentrax titles featuring John Munro. “A trio that can write good…

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Kilmarnock Edition performances

…Kilmarnock Edition have more concert dates lined up over the coming months: May 20th - Glenfarg Folk Club July 9th - Leith Folk Club July 12th - Kilmarnock Fair Festival For ticket information email info@kilmarnockedition.com Kilmarnock Edition’s debut release, on Greentrax, is titled Pay It Forward. See all recent performance…

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Rura Go Down A Storm In Germany

…Rura have just returned from a very successful tour in Germany during March. Their album Break It Up had to be repressed twice and shipped to Germany as the audience sales escalated. Visit the Rura official website for upcoming tour dates in the UK and abroad, to see videos of…

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Winners at The 10th Scots Trad Music Awards

…Congratulation to all the winners at the 10th Scots Trad Music Awards. Winners of the prestigious prizes in 2012 included Greentrax artists Mike Vass who won Composer Of The Year and Paul McKenna who won Scots Singer Of The Year - many congratulations. The late Ian Hardie, and Roddy MacLeod…

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Christmas Download Single from Fiona J Mackenzie

…Fiona J Mackenzie is releasing a special remix of Air a chiad Latha den Nollaig (On The First Day of Christmas) from her 2007 Greentrax album Duan Nollaig (A Gaelic Christmas). The single is to be released for Christmas 2012 and will be available on iTunes and other download stores.…

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

…This concert is now sold out. Greentrax is proud to announce that Donald Shaw is including a stage presentation of ¡No Pasaran! - Scots in The Spanish Civil War in the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow on Sunday 20th January 2013, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. Greentrax has invited Ian…

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Daimh Tour Dates

…For more information on venues, and the latest dates, see the Daimh official website. 2012 November 17th CC De Adelberg, Adelberg Park, Lommel, Belgium, 1-3920 Celtic Night 14 - Caladh Nua, Dàimh & Anxo Lorenzo Band. Exploring the Celtic music scene. Young talent from Ireland, Scotland and established values-driven work…

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Greentrax receives Hands Up For Trad’s first Business Limelight Award

…Greentrax Recordings are the first recipients of Hands Up For Trad’s Business Limelight Award. The ‘Limelights’ are a monthly initiative launched in October 2012 that recognises the outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland today. Hands Up For…

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¡No Pasaran! Album Launch

…¡No Pasaran! - Scots in The Spanish Civil War will be launched on Sunday 28th October 2012 at Barioja Tapas Bar in Edinburgh.There will be songs from Eileen Penman, Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, Gallo Rojo and others.  Daniel Gray, author of Homage To Caledonia, will speak.A dedication ceremony and…

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Death of Ian Hardie

…With great sadness, we have to announce the death of Ian Hardie on Tuesday 16th October 2012. Ian was an outstanding fiddler and composer and played with Jock Tamson’s Bairns, The Occasionals Ceilidh Band and others. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 12.30 in Nairn, in…

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Kathleen MacInnes at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

…Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes will be making a special guest appearance at Duncan Chisholm’s Affric album launch concert at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 5th October 2012. Kathleen will be known to Greentrax customers as a Scottish singer, television presenter and actress, who performs primarily in Scottish Gaelic. She is…

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The Great Tapestry Of Scotland Songwriting Competition

…This competition was launched in The Scotsman on 14th June and entries closed on 14th August 2012.  The winner of the nationwide songwriting competition run by Greentrax was Benny Gallagher (of Gallagher & Lyle) with his song Tusitala. There was excellent response to this competition and there were some very fine…

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BBC Alba Broadcast Of Gordon Duncan Programmes

…BBC Alba TV has broadcast two wonderful tributes to Gordon Duncan this year. Dha Gordon a-mhain (Just for Gordon) was a documentary about Gordon’s life, and his tunes which became a mainstay of the Scottish traditional music repertoire. It featured the musicians that knew and played with him, and those…

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Fiona J Mackenzie tour dates

…To coincide with the release of the her album Archipelago, and the Kilmarnock Edition album Pay It Forward, Fiona J Mackenzie will be touring in August 2012 with Yvonne Lyon of Kilmarnock Edition and David Lyon, producer of both albums. 2012 Aug 16th - Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack Aug 17th -…

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