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


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The Cast - Greengold (CD)

Cast came into being when Mairi and Dave joined forces after meeting each other in the burgeoning traditional music and dance scene in Edinburgh. They have since performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and North America, and have also featured on many…

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The Cast - Colours Of Lichen (CD)

Cast’s original songs. Mairi Campbell (voice, viola, fiddle) and Dave Francis (guitar, voice). ‘The Cast have proven that subtlety and restraint are weapons that, when used correctly, are a lethal combination. A regal grace pervades their work and an eye for creating moods and melodic textures remains their ace card.’…

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The Cast - The Winnowing (CD)

Cast’s debut album, which received generous critical acclaim. Mairi Campbell (voice, viola, fiddle) and Dave Francis (guitar, voice) with Brian Shiels (double bass). Produced by Jack Evans. ‘Mairi’s powerful and moving voice, combined with Dave’s eclectic and sympathetic guitar-playing, is a combination that lends new twists to familiar songs and…

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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.  Pipe Major Iain McLeod led…

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The Falkirk Music Pot (double CD)

…Brian 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)

Cast of this internationally acclaimed song, which became part of the soundtrack of the film Sex And The City. The other three Burns’ songs are by Rod Paterson, the late Davy Steele and Fiona Forbes respectively, giants of Scottish song. Hamish Henderson’s The Freedom Come All Ye, often suggested as…

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Alex Hodgson - The Brig Tae Nae Where (CD)

Castle. He has also sung at the Scottish Parliament, on BBC Radio Scotland and further afield in South Africa and Malaysia. He has appeared in many amateur stage presentations and also has a great interest in storytelling. An all-round professional with a huge following, particularly in lowland Scotland. The eye-catching…

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

Cast of this popular Robert Burns’ song which was part of the soundtrack of Sex And The City; The Corby Song (written by an unemployed Scotsman who followed employment to the steelworks in Corby) and sung by George Galbraith; a specially composed and recorded piece, Le Campagne di Barga (The…

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Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections vol 15) (CD)

Cast and The Whistlebinkies; two excellent duos consisting of Xose Munoz & Simon Bradley, and Willie Hunter & Violet Tulloch; and extremely talented soloists in Wendy Stewart, Gordon Gunn, Ian Hardie, Hamish Moore, Tony McManus, Iain MacInnes, Lorne MacDougall, Gary West and Jimmy Young. All the solo tracks have top…

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The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band - Ah’m Dancin’ (Old Time Dances) (CD)

Castlesound Studios. Design is by John Slavin at Designfolk. This is a unique project and we believe it is the first time it has been tackled in such depth. Greentrax are proud to be involved. “My sincere thanks go to all the members for their continuing, unstinting enthusiasm for this…

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The Occasionals - Birling (CD)

Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, by Stuart Hamilton and True North Studios, Nairn, by Ken Allardyce, in May and June respectively, in 2012. The album contains some tracks for dancing and others for just sheer listening pleasure, but all guaranteed to gain the band many more fans. Design is by band…

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Fiona J Mackenzie - Archipelago (CD)

Cast (vocals, viola and guitar). Graeme Duffin (guitars), Sandy Jones (programming) and David Lyon (keyboards) also added their session skills. This is a wonderfully textured album with continually changing instrumental arrangements, showcasing the varied and beautiful blend of voices. A very appealing and quite stunning album in the opinion of…

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Alistair Ogilvy - Leaves Sae Green (CD)

Castlesound Studios. The session musicians are friends Aly Macrae (various instruments including piano, fiddle and mandolin), Steven Polwart (guitars) and Inge Thomson (backing vocals). We believe this is an outstanding young singer with huge potential. “Wonderfully characterful, minutely-nuanced Scots singing…” (The Scotsman) “The young Glasgow singer Alistair Ogilvy is definitely…

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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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Steele The Show - The Songs of Davy Steele (CD)

Castlesound Studios. The excellent artwork is by John Slavin of Designfolk. This is a beautifully balanced album with stunning performance from all and we at Greentrax are proud to release this superb tribute to Davy Steele. “A sensational album… each and every song is exceptional.” (Iain Campbell, Taplas) “This CD…

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

Cast & Scottish Music Forum) “I am enjoying the book immensely. It gives a real insight into your life. It was poignant in parts and also very funny. A very well-written book, written with honesty…” (Mary K Burke, Celtic Music Radio) “I very much look forward to reading the book…”…

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Alex Hodgson - Jeelie Jars ‘n’ Coalie Backies (CD)

Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, under the guiding hand of producer Kenny Hutchison and the magic fingers and ears of engineer Stuart Hamilton. The session musicians read like a ‘whose who’ of Scottish music, including Kenny (piano, Hammond organ, accordion and synth) who is a vocal coach, broadcaster, music teacher and…

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Mike Vass and Dave Wood - Wait What? (CD)

castle University. Dave played for several years in the acclaimed young band CrossCurrent before joining Malinky. In 2001 he was invited to play bouzouki at the film premiere of Lord Of The Rings. He has performed alongside Shetland fiddle star Catriona MacDonald and toured with the celebrated Northumbrian musician Tom…

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Mick West - Sark O’ Snaw (CD)

castle in Cornwall as a teenager that Mick’s love of folk music was kindled - there he listened to local farmers singing their traditional songs. On return to Glasgow as a lad of nineteen, Mick’s interest in Scottish folk song led to him forming his first band, Molindinar. He was…

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cover image for Daniel Gray - Homage To Caledonia (Scotland and the Spanish Civil War)

Daniel Gray - Homage To Caledonia (Scotland and the Spanish Civil War) (book)

castle University where he focussed in particular on foreign intervention in the Spanish civil war. Daniel has researched Scotland’s role in the Spanish Civil War since 2006, and lectured throughout Scotland on the topic. He has also written on the topic for Discover magazine and the Scotsman. He is currently…

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News Articles

Haddington Pipe Band 2016 Calendar

Castle, the Nungate Bridge and the River Tyne, and – as the back cover shot - an aerial view of Haddington. Another equally memorable series of photos has been contributed by Sarah White, whose images are of Barns Ness Lighthouse, the Goblin Ha’ at Yester Castle, Tantallon Castle and the…

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Eric Bogle at the Gallipoli Centenary 2015

Castle on 25th April and screened on the Castle Esplanade to enable the public to see it. The event including extracts from Eric’s DVD, including his singing of And The Band Played… and All The Fine Young Men. This was reported on BBC TV and STV. Eric Bogle was born…

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February 2015 News

Castle where The Music And Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland is selling like hot cakes. This follows a second very successful exhibition at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and further excellent CD sales.

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Far, Far From Ypres - Martignas Sur Jalle

cast of performers (15) for this one were Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Ian Bruce, Gary West, Brian Miller, Fiona Forbes, Anne Murray, Carole Prior, May Weatherston, Alan Prior, George Archibald, Jim Weatherston, Dennis Wilson, Gordon Stewart and me. Sandy Forbes helped out with the PA technicians. Several spouses also accompanied…

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Far, Far From Ypres Stage Show in 2014

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 Hay (snare…

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Andrew Marr Picks Favourite Gaughan Track

caster Andrew Marr was recently invited by Songlines magazine to select a favourite playlist for their free covermount CD. One of the tracks Andrew selected was Dick Gaughan’s version of Brian McNeill’s song No Gods and Precious Few Heroes, taken from the album Dick Gaughan - Sail On.

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How Auld Lang Syne Took Over The World

Cast (also included on the Diaspora album and of course part of the Sex And The City movie soundtrack).    Discussion also centered around why so many people wrongly sing Zyne instead of Syne.

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Daimh Tour Dates

Castle Douglas, New Galloway DG7 3RN Featuring Special Guests Kathleen MacInnes & Steve Byrne.  Start 7:30pm

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BBC Alba Broadcast Of Gordon Duncan Programmes

cast 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 who continue to be…

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Fiona J Mackenzie tour dates

cast - free entry Aug 20th - Medicine Show, The Greenhouse, Dingwall

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Greentrax at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and Gala Concert 2011

Cast) - Music Tutor Of The Year - Mairi is a member of The Cast, who are probably best known for their singing of Auld Land Syne in the film Sex And The City. Greentrax artist nominations also included:Steele The Show – The Songs of Davy Steele - Album Of…

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

castle Secondary School, Edinburgh, and thereafter Ian became an apprentice gardener under his father at the Convent of The Sacred Heart / Craiglockhart Training College, Edinburgh. Ian describes sporting success in cycle speedway before signing on for three years in the Army where he served as a motor mechanic in…

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Fiona J MacKenzie’s Duan Nollaig Christmas TV show

cast again on BBC Alba at 8.15pm on Christmas Eve and also on STV around 11.30pm, also on Christmas Eve. Fiona performed songs from her album A Good Suit Of Clothes at Brodie Castle, Moray, recently and a contemporary ballet dancer interpreted some of the songs. See a profile of…

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