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

Ian Green - Fuzz To Folk - Trax Of My Life

Ian Green - Fuzz To Folk - Trax Of My Life

The autobiography of Ian 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 life thus far, from National Service call-up to regular Army Service, to 30 years as a policeman and finally to founder of Greentrax, Scotland’s leading traditional music label.

This inspirational autobiography relates many tales, from running away from his father’s bagpipe-playing as a child, though his difficult school years, sporting success in cycle speedway, to Japan and Korea where he served in the Army. With his unique insight, the book is also a fascinating glimpse into the life of a policeman on the street.

He subsequently earnt his place at the top of the Scottish folk scene through involvement with the careers of Brian McNeill, Dick Gaughan, The McCalmans, Eric Bogle and many others, and has played a significant role in the resurgence and vitality of traditional and folk music in Scotland.

An uplifting story of what can be achieved through passion and determination. Told with honesty and candour, the tale of Green’s countless escapades makes for a fascinating and highly entertaining read, and provides a unique insight into the current social and cultural scene of Scottish folk.

“You know he would put his hand in the fire for you – that’s Ian Green…” (Brian McNeill)

“A man whose personal integrity and passion for the music are only two of the reasons why I admire him tremendously…” (Eric Bogle)

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Ian Green – Fuzz To Folk – Trax Of My Life

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