Tag Archives: history

Brigh Na Nollaig – A Selection Of Gaelic Carols In Support Of Highland Hospice (CD)

A superb album of Gaelic carols in aid of the Highland Hospice charity. The carols were first recorded for broadcast on BBC Alba as part of their watch night services. All profits from the sale of this CD will raise essential funds to help Highland Hospice’s patients and their families, ensuring exceptional quality palliative care […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2011 (DVD and CD)

The entire 2011 Edinburgh Tattoo on official worldwide DVD or audio CD, recorded live on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. A wealth of talent from around the world joins forces on the Esplanade to stage the spectacular programme of music, song and dance which makes up The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Tattoo was conceived in […]

The Corries – The Essential Corries Collection (CD)

A compilation of favourite tracks from the classic Scottish folk song duo, the first in a series of three budget-priced CDs. “When Roy Williamson died in 1990, you would have thought that The Corries would have died with him, but there is still a very healthy interest in the music of  The Corries. I find […]

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

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 […]

Beginner’s Guide To Celtic (3CD)

A superb collection of classic and contemporary music from the six Celtic nations, compiled by BBC Radio’s World music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy. Featuring 43 tracks from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Brittany and Cornwall, this Beginner’s Guide To Celtic traces the history of the music. Including The Bothy Band, Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Altan, […]

Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes – The Seedboat – Bata an t-Sil (CD)

“The Seedboat sails from Barra shore, Young Donald’s gone to Newry, And though he swears a swift return, ‘Til then she’ll miss him dearly…” These opening lines of translation follow in the wake of a bitter-sweet love song that has inspired two musicians from either end of its voyage to embark on a fascinating new […]