The Celtic Connections 2016 festival will present a tribute to Aly Bain at 70. Le Grand Anniversaire will see the legendary performer join once more with his long standing musical colleague Phil Cunningham to celebrate 30 years of performing together. The concert takes place at the City Halls on Wednesday, January 20.
Scotland, UK – Greentrax Recordings has released Scotland – the Music and the Song, a “20 Year Profile of Greentrax”. The 3 CD Digipak collection includes 59 tracks with nearly 4 hours of music.
Greentrax Recordings has become Scotland’s leading folk music label. It was launched in 1986 by retired police inspector lan Green and in 2006 the Company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
The tracks for this 3 CD compilation have been carefully selected by Ian from over 300 albums, showcasing the remarkable Greentrax Recordings catalog of Scottish traditional music. “Only the very best tracks have been selected and they represent a musical journey spanning two decades.”
CD No. 1 – “The Music and The Song Part 1” represents music and song from more or less the first 10 years, including tracks by Ceolbeg, Heather Heywood, lan Hardie, The McCalmans, Aly Bain & Friends, Rod Paterson, Catherine-Ann MacPhee, Hamish Moore, Robin Laing, Jeannie Robertson, Rob MacKiIlop, Eric Bogle, Gaelic Women and more.
CD No. 2 – ” 20 Years At The Cutting Edge” features bands and artists who have been at the very cutting edge of contemporary Scottish music over the 20 years feature on this 20 track CD. Such ground breakers as Shooglenifty, Tony McManus, Chris Stout, Skyedance, The Easy Club, The ScottishPower Pipe Band; The Peatbog Faeries, Brian McNeill, Keltik Elektrik, Mark Saul, Fiddlers’ Bid, MacUmba, Salsa Celtica and more.
CD No. 3 – “The Music and The Song Part 2” covers the second decade of the music and song of Greentrax, and showcase such artists as Dick Gaughan, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Isia St Clair, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Deaf Shepherd, Jean Redpath, The Gordon Gunn Band, Mairi Maclnnes, Willie Hunter, Jim Reid, GiveWay, Shoormal, Archie Fisher, Malinky , Gordon Duncan, Shcena Wellington and