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


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Matt Tighe (CD)

…Matt Tighe was born in South London, with a London and Trinidadian background. He first discovered his love of traditional music and the fiddle listening to his parents’ album collection: The Chieftains and Tom McConville & Pauline Cato in particular made a lasting impression. After attending Cambridge Folk Festival and…

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The Best Of Matt McGinn vol 2 (CD)

…The RCA International Years This compilation album by Matt McGinn was first released on licence by Greentrax Recordings in 2003 and having recently negotiated an extension of the licence with Sony Music we are pleased to re-release the album on this, the 40th Anniversary of Matt’s death. Greentrax wish to…

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Gaelic Stories Told By Peter Morrison (Scottish Tradition Series vol 14) (CD)

…This is a CD re-release of the 1995 Greentrax music cassette (catalogue number CTRAX9014) and is Volume 14 in the Scottish Tradition Series, from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies. The Series has been widely acclaimed. Peter Morrison, a crofter-fisherman from the small Hebridean island of Grimsay, which…

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Nick Keir 1953-2013 (double CD)

…A double album reflecting the talents of Nick Keir. Nick Keir formed the group Finn McCuill while at Stirling University, then toured with poet Norman McCaig, worked with the 7:84 Theatre Company and in 1982 he joined The McCalmans. He remained with the group for the next 30 years and…

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Alan Bell - The Cocklers (Songs From A Time And Place) (CD)

…Alan Bell is a veteran singer/songwriter from the North-West of England. His best-known songs, amongst many, are Windmills and Bread And Fishes - the latter was recorded in several countries and was a hit in Japan. Alan also wrote for a number of radio and TV productions. He was a…

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The McCalmans - Lost Tracks (CD)

…The McCalmans, who retired in 2010, made 26 albums and recorded over 400 songs in their 46 years as professional musicians. Twelve of those albums were on Greentrax during the 24 years The Macs remained loyal to the Scottish label, plus the double compilation CD The Greentrax Years, released in…

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Freeland Barbour & Friends - The Music And The Land (The Concert) (CD)

…With the stunning photography of Cailean Maclean and over 450 of Freeland Barbour’s compositions, The Music And The Land - The Music Of Freeland Barbour (a sumptuous 2-volume book in a slip-case) is a wonderful tribute to Scotland’s landscape and traditions.  The book was published by Birlinn Ltd in October…

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Eric Bogle with John Munro - Voices (CD)

…Greentrax Recordings is proud to have been associated with Eric Bogle since 1989. In those 27 years Greentrax has released all of Eric’s live and studio albums, including his collaborations with long-time buddy and touring partner John Munro, plus various compilations and the 5CD box set Singing The Spirit Home.…

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Greentrax 30th Anniversary Collection - The Special Projects (double CD)

…Greentrax Recordings Ltd, which includes the Greentrax, Culburnie, G2 and Celtic Collections labels, is a company with some 500 releases, now regarded by many as Scotland’s leading traditional music company and one of the largest independents in the UK. This “special projects” selection includes tracks from albums which were later…

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Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Revisited (CD)

…Pipe Major Iain McLeod’s Selection - Five Times Champions of The World The Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band was one of the most universally recognised and successful pipe bands of all time. In its 130-year history it won virtually every competition award and accolade available. The Band was known and…

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Sguaban A Tìr An Eòrna - Traditions Of Tiree (Scottish Tradition Series vol 27) (CD)

…Various singers, storytellers and piping from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Sguaban A Tìr An Eòrna translates from the Gaelic as Sheaves From The Land Of Barley. Tiree, a low lying island of some thirty-six square miles west of Ardnamurchan Point, lacks the mountains…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes (Book 2) (book)

…The long-anticipated Book Two of the legendary piper Gordon Duncan‘s tune collection of marches, polkas, jigs, piobaireachd, slow airs, dances and reels. Featuring the infamous and ever-popular arrangement of AC/DC‘s Thunderstruck amongst the collection, this is a must have for all pipers. The book brings the last of Gordon’s compositions…

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

…Pipe music and song from the Scottish Borders, presented by The Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society. This is a brilliant album in which the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society has set out to explore Border repertoire - tunes and songs with strong Border resonances, many of which have not previously…

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

…In 2014 Luath Press published a book of poems, Scotia Nova - Poems For The Early Days of a Better Nation. It seemed to make sense to release an album of new songs, Scotia Nova - Songs For The Early Days Of A Better Nation. A steering group of like-minded…

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William MacLean - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 10) (double CD)

…Born of a Raasay family living in Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, William MacLean was a pupil of Malcolm MacPherson (Calum Piobaire) of Badenoch, with whom he made a special study of piobaireachd. He went on to win many piping prizes, including the Argyllshire Star at Oban (1898), the Inverness Champion’s…

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Archie Fisher - A Silent Song (CD)

…Archie Fisher has been on the Scottish folk scene since the early days of the ‘folk revival’ and is known throughout the UK to anyone who loves Scottish song. He also tours North America on a regular basis and in fact this album is released by Red House Records (USA)…

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A Tribute In Music And Song To John Bellany (CD)

…The late John Bellany was born and brought up in Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland, and went on to become an artist of international renown. His father was a boat builder in Port Seton and many of John’s paintings reflect his connection with fishing and the sea. John also had…

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Gordon Gunn - Wick To Wickham (CD)

…Gordon Gunn is one of Scotland’s top fiddlers and a member of the hugely successful Scottish band Session A9. He is also regarded as a talented composer, especially of slow airs which are the envy of all tunesmiths. Born and brought up in Wick, Caithness, Gordon was taught by the…

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Fraser & Ian Bruce - The Best of Mrs Bruce’s Boys (CD)

…Fraser and Ian Bruce enjoyed an extremely successful period between the years 1980 and 1986, playing festivals, concerts and folk clubs throughout the UK and other countries around the world. In one year alone they appeared as a main stage act at fourteen festivals in the UK. They made many…

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George Moss - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 15) (CD)

…Born in Strathglass in 1903, son of an estate worker, it was while his father was working on an estate in Glengarry that George Moss, not yet in his teens, began serious study of the repertory and traditions of the Highland bagpipe. He competed on occasions but spent a lot…

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News Articles

September 2017 News

…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…

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Deleted Back Catalogue Titles Now Available Again

…Anxious to complete your album collections? Greentrax can now offer many deleted back catalogue titles for the reduced price of £10.00 - some may be of limited supply while stocks last.  Other deleted albums may be added in the future so please contact us to enquire about any Greentrax Recordings…

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June 2017 News

…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…

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Margaret Stewart Performances

…Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart has performance dates coming up later in 2017: 22nd June: Glasgow West End Festival 6th to 10th July: Rudolstadt Festival, Germany (Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o’ Riches concert) 7th to 11th August: Seascape of Gaelic Song (leading a 5 day short course at Sabhal Mor Ostaig…

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April 2017 News

…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…

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Tour Dates

…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…

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Auld Hat New Heids in 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…

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March 2017 News

…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…

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February 2017 News

…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…

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Robert Burns song CDs for Burns Night

…Be prepared for Burns Night on January 25th! We have a range of Robert Burns song CDs available for direct online ordering. These include the ever-popular Songs Of Robert Burns from the mid-priced Celtic Collections series, Jean Redpath’s Songs of Robert Burns series, and albums by Rod Paterson and Gill…

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Christmas 2016 Newsletter

…​View or download our Christmas 2016 Newsletter (pdf format) with news on releases and events, and also our Top 20 Albums in 2016.

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Greentrax Christmas & Hogmanay Albums

…Fiona J Mackenzie - Duan Nollaig (A Gaelic Christmas) A unique recording of Christmas songs in Gaelic by one of Scotland’s favourite Gaelic singers and former Mod Gold Medal winner Fiona J Mackenzie. Includes such favourites as Silent Night, Away In A Manger, In The Bleak Midwinter, Child In A…

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Benefit Concert for Dick Gaughan

…Illness has curtailed the activities one of Edinburgh’s greatest performers, Dick Gaughan, but not before some old pals and fans have rallied to help. A benefit concert on Sunday 27th November 2016 (7.30pm) at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre will feature Billy Bragg, Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain, Karine Polwart and Eddi…

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October 2016 News

…Ian Green was saddened by Angus R Grant’s death. He was a lovely man and a very talented musician. Greentrax 30th Anniversary – The Special Projects: “Greentrax Recordings are celebrating their 30th anniversary, and during those years have not only released albums by many individuals and groups, but also numerous…

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Eric Bogle in Edinburgh, Brittany & Ireland

…Eric Bogle made a short but very welcome visit to Europe during August 2016, along with John Munro & Peter Titchener. The two concerts at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, were sold out. The atmosphere in the hall was electric and standing ovations were the order of the day. The…

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There Was A Soldier at the Edinburgh Fringe

…A show called There Was A Soldier takes place at the Edinburgh Fringe on August 16th & 17th. This is an offshoot of Ian McCalman’s Far Far from Ypres stage project, which came about after the discovery of letters from a WW1 soldier to the late aunt of Liz Reid.…

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Daimh USA & Canada Tour - Summer 2016

…Daimh are excited to be heading back across the pond to the US during August. They’ll also be making their first trip to Ontario, Canada. They look forward to seeing some familiar faces and making new friends! The band undertook a Scottish tour in June and July. Starting off with…

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Celebrating 30 Years in 2016

…Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2016 - it is now regarded by many as Scotland’s leading traditional music record company and one of the largest independents in the UK. At thirty years, Greentrax continues to lead the way with wide-ranging releases, from the very traditional to the…

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Greentrax Presented With Landmark Award

…On Wednesday 8th June 2016, Ian Green was presented with the prestigious Hands Up For Trad Landmark Award by Simon Thoumire at the Greentrax office in Cockenzie. The Landmark Awards exist to record the amazing landmarks that Scottish cultural organisations reach - in the case of Greentrax, 30 years of…

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Mairi Campbell: Pulse at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

…Mairi Campbell: Pulse will be playing in August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival each day at 2.25pm between 3rd and 28th August 2016 at the Summerhall Old Lab (there are BSL interpreted performances on 18th and 25th, and no performances on the 15th and 22nd). Tickets are available from the…

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