Friday, July 20, 2018

New Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

New Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)


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Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)


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Featuring champion fiddler Alistair McCulloch, alongside past Scottish folk musician of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and the Kate Rusby Band on bouzouki, guitar and vocals and former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff.

The 'Alistair McCulloch Trio' annual summer Scottish tour has become a firm fixture on the folk music calendar. The 'Off the Hook' title reflects on the trio's keen fly fishing adventures.

1. Mazurkas
2. Xesua
3. Green Grow the Laurels
4. Brady's
5. Whistle Solo
6. Billy Taylor
7. Shetland Medley: Da Day Dawn / The Greenlandman's Tune / Faroe Rum / The Bonnie Isle O' Whalsay / The Lass that Made the Bed for Me
8. Wild Rover
9. Sidney's
10. Urquhart's
Price: £11.59


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

New Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

New Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)


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Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)


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Land Of Gold is Duncan’s first album for Greentrax. The tracks include: Land Of Gold, featuring the wonderful Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, about a girl who left the Hebrides to seek her fortune in Canada’s Yukon Valley; If Wishes Were Fishes, an Eric Bogle song loved by Ian Green’s wife June Green, to whom Duncan has dedicated the song; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, the stunning love song written by Ewan MacColl; The Pioneers, a song inspired by the story of Bashir Ahmad, Scotland’s first Asian MSP; My Eldorado, a lament for a life unfulfilled and full of regrets; Matt McGinn’s classic Magic Shadow Show; Resurrection Road (aka A Clydeside Carol), with a featured vocal by the legendary singer-songwriter Rab Noakes; My Old Man, Ewan MacColl’s poignant observation of the effects of advancing technology on the lives of craftsmen and their families; The Song of The Skylark, an amazing account of one of the ‘brave little ships’, which alone saved 660 souls from the Dunkirk beaches; The Surf and The Silver Fishes, a song inspired by the loss of the Carradale trawler Antares which was sunk in a tragic incident off Arran in 1990. This is a brand-new version featuring just Duncan, plus Chris Stout’s wonderful piano arrangement; plus more tracks.

Duncan McCrone (vocals, guitar), Cy Jack (bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, vocals), Jim Yule (guitar, vocals), Stevie Lawrence (bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, mandola, percussion), Ray Laidlaw (percussion), Chris Stout (fiddle, viola, piano), Catriona McKay (harp), Fraser Speirs (harmonica), Sandy Brechin (accordion), Finlay Macdonald (small and highland pipes, whistles), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals), Jim Jack (vocals) and Paul Savage (drums).

1. Land Of Gold
2. If Wishes Were Fishes
3. The Song Of The Skylark
4. Run, Run, Run
5. Honeymoon Bridge
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. The Pioneers
8. My Eldorado
9. Resurrection Road (A Clydesdale Carol)
10. Magic Shadow Show
11. My Old Man
12. Harbour Wall
13. The Surf And The Silver Fishes
Price: £11.59

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Monday, July 09, 2018

New CD - Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold

Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

Ref: CDTRAX398

Land Of Gold is Duncan’s first album for Greentrax. The tracks include: Land Of Gold, featuring the wonderful Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, about a girl who left the Hebrides to seek her fortune in Canada’s Yukon Valley; If Wishes Were Fishes, an Eric Bogle song loved by Ian Green’s wife June Green, to whom Duncan has dedicated the song; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, the stunning love song written by Ewan MacColl; The Pioneers, a song inspired by the story of Bashir Ahmad, Scotland’s first Asian MSP; My Eldorado, a lament for a life unfulfilled and full of regrets; Matt McGinn’s classic Magic Shadow Show; Resurrection Road (aka A Clydeside Carol), with a featured vocal by the legendary singer-songwriter Rab Noakes; My Old Man, Ewan MacColl’s poignant observation of the effects of advancing technology on the lives of craftsmen and their families; The Song of The Skylark, an amazing account of one of the ‘brave little ships’, which alone saved 660 souls from the Dunkirk beaches; The Surf and The Silver Fishes, a song inspired by the loss of the Carradale trawler Antares which was sunk in a tragic incident off Arran in 1990. This is a brand-new version featuring just Duncan, plus Chris Stout’s wonderful piano arrangement; plus more tracks.

Duncan McCrone (vocals, guitar), Cy Jack (bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, vocals), Jim Yule (guitar, vocals), Stevie Lawrence (bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, mandola, percussion), Ray Laidlaw (percussion), Chris Stout (fiddle, viola, piano), Catriona McKay (harp), Fraser Speirs (harmonica), Sandy Brechin (accordion), Finlay Macdonald (small and highland pipes, whistles), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals), Jim Jack (vocals) and Paul Savage (drums).

1. Land Of Gold
2. If Wishes Were Fishes
3. The Song Of The Skylark
4. Run, Run, Run
5. Honeymoon Bridge
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. The Pioneers
8. My Eldorado
9. Resurrection Road (A Clydesdale Carol)
10. Magic Shadow Show
11. My Old Man
12. Harbour Wall
13. The Surf 

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

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Featuring champion fiddler McCulloch, alongside past Scottish folk musician of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and the Kate Rusby Band on bouzouki, guitar and vocals and former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff.

1. Mazurkas
2. Xesua
3. Green Grow the Laurels
4. Brady's
5. Whistle Solo
6. Billy Taylor
7. Shetland Medley: Da Day Dawn / The Greenlandman's Tune / Faroe Rum / The Bonnie Isle O' Whalsay / The Lass that Made the Bed for Me
8. Wild Rover
9. Sidney's
10. Urquhart's

Price: £11.59

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

New Releases Music In Scotland - 4th July 2018

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George Duff - The Collier Laddie (CD)

George Duff - The Collier Laddie (CD)

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George Duff is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest singers and interpreters of traditional Scots songs. After a lifetime’s singing, this is his debut solo recording.

An accomplished guitarist, hailing from the mining community of Midlothian, George started working for the National Coal Board as an engineer straight from school and worked in both Newtongrange and Bilston Glen, Loanhead until their untimely demise in the 1980’s.

So, George’s repertoire is naturally inclined towards the powerful songs about coal mining, but he is also a respected exponent of the songs of Robert Burns, and equally enjoys the traditional ballads and melodies of Ireland. Contemporary writers are also represented in his repertoire, with songs here from the pens of notable Scots wordsmiths Hamish Henderson, Alistair Hulett, Michael Marra, Geordie McIntyre and Brian McNeill.

George Duff (vocals, guitars & cittern) is joined here by some of his dearest friends who also happen to be some of Scotland’s finest musicians, including Kevin Macleod of The Occasionals (bouzoukis, cittern, mandolins, tenor guitar & resonator tenor guitars), John Martin of the Tannahill Weavers, Ossian and The Easy Club (fiddle & octave fiddle), Mike Katz of the Battlefield Band (whistle, low whistle & small pipes), Jim Wilson (accordion) Mark Dunlop of Malinky (bodhran & percussion), Martin White (electric slide guitar) and Rob Hiley (piano).

This is old style Scottish singing, beautifully performed, and as profound as the mine shafts sunk into the coal-black spaces which deeply influence the singing of George Duff, “The Collier Laddie” himself.


1. The Collier Laddie
2. The Blackleg Miner
3. The Banks of The Bann
4. The Prince of Darkness
5. Green Grow The Rashes
6. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
7. Gin I Were A Baron's Heir
8. The Eight Hour Day
9. The Bonnie Irish Maid
10. The Recruited Collier
11. Remember Connolly
12. He Fades Away
13. Ballad of the D-Day Dodgers
14. The Overgate
15. The Rigs o' Rye
16. When These Shoes Were New
Price: £10.99

The Bevvy Sisters - This Moment (CD)

The Bevvy Sisters - This Moment (CD)

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Over their ten years The Bevvy Sisters have become a recognised house for great singers and songwriters. With this, their third album, the soundscape has broadened vastly in contrast to the live and acoustic feel of their much-lauded previous releases, St James Sessions (2009) and Plan B (2014). For those who might associate their music with cabaret and light-hearted gimmicks, think again! With ten years behind them, this a mature piece of work.

THIS MOMENT is a collection of nine musically, sonically and emotionally packed songs, all original pieces with contributions from all four ‘Bevvys’, except for one stunning cover arrangement of Melody Gardot’s ‘Love me like a River Does’. The songs mull over the various aspects of time, from the hectic and hilarious jazzy portrayal of the pace of modern life in Donnelly’s opening track ‘Timing’, the urgency of taking action against the world’s ills in the rocky blues infused ‘Get Go’ to keeping the faith with Macleod’s Waitsy styled ‘Home’. There are hints of sensitive R&B with Murphy’s ‘Heal this Heart’ to the need to get away from it all in Donnelly’s folky/blues flavoured ‘Waterline’.

It is by far their most creative piece of work yet. A real family album. A real ‘coming of age’.

1. Timing
2. Get Go
3. Home
4. Heal This Heart
5. Get One Life
6. Love Me Like A River
7. Trapped
8. Waterline
9. This Moment
Price: £10.99

Alastair MacDougall with Paul Anderson - Trees May Bud (CD)

Alastair MacDougall with Paul Anderson - Trees May Bud (CD)

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his long awaited first solo album from singer guitarist Alastair MacDougall is a blend of traditional and contemporary songs from the likes of Graeme Miles. Tom Paxton Archie Fisher and Darrell Scott. Alastair is accompanied by his good friend legendary north east fiddler Paul Anderson.

Originally from Glasgow Alastair has lived in the north east for over 20 years now and has been equally at home singing and accompanying Paul at concerts and gigs over recent years.

1. Lay Ye Doon Love
2. Black Is The Colour
3. Peggy Gordon
4. Diamantina Drover
5. The Open Door
6. Indiana
7. Will Ye Gang Love
8. The Last Thing On My Mind
9. River And The Road
10. My Eldorado
11. Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa
12. Better Times Will Come
Price: £10.99

Dreamers' Circus - Rooftop Sessions (CD)

Dreamers' Circus - Rooftop Sessions (CD)

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Driving change in Nordic music is the young Danish trio, Dreamers Circus. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of Danish and Swedish folk music, masterfully re-shaping Nordic music into something bright, edgy, shiny and new. Rooftop Sessions is the third album from the band but their first to be given distribution outside Denmark. The world is about to hear a lot more of Dreamers Circus.

Playing violin, piano and cittern, these Dreamers create music that displays a playful inventiveness allied with a Nordic sensibility that is at once refined and cool. They ve won numerous awards in their native Denmark and this genre-crossing band are on a journey, focused in their determination to bring new Nordic music to a wide international audience. Dreamers Circus view their traditional roots as a point of departure and know that tradition should not be a straitjacket. This adventurous attitude coupled with their outstanding musicianship has brought the band to stages as diverse as Sydney Opera House and Roskilde Festival, showcases on both Womex and Classical:NEXT. They have been awarded five Danish Music Awards for their previous two albums released in 2013 and 2015

1. City Gardens
2. Opus 2,5
3. Draft
4. Kitchen Stories
5. Meanwhile
6. Then We Waltzed
7. Foreseen
8. Rooftop Session Part I
9. Rooftop Session Part II
10. Mormor
11. Afterwards
Price: £9.97

Beinn Lee - Osgarra (CD)

Beinn Lee - Osgarra (CD)

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Beinn Lee are a six-piece band from Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Formed in 2013, the band are rooted in the west coast style of traditional music. The collective inheritance of Gaelic song and west coast pipe music provide a very strong traditional backbone to their music, but their music of contemporary and self-penned tunes and songs is infused with diverse, modern influences. The instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, pipes/flute, guitar, piano, drums and vocals provide the band with a 'big' sound equally enjoyed at small village halls and festivals across Scotland. An accumulation of players from threes different parts of the island, Beinn Lee is made up of Anna Black and Angus John Macinnes from North Uist; Pàdruig Morrison and James Stewart from Grimsay; and Micheal Steele and Mairi Thérèse Gilfedder from South Uist.? Their debut album OSGARRA is an accumulation of five years of playing, writing and arranging music and bringing together a strong traditional sense of tune with modern backing to create a new and fresh sound to West Coast traditional music. OSGARRA showcases a selection of tunes and songs written and arranged by the band in both Gaelic and English as well as tunes from some of Scotland's foremost contemporary composers of traditional music, giving a musical landscape from reflective songs to driving dance beats.


1. Rills'
2. Begin Again
3. Alasdair Uilleim's
4. Moladh Eubhal
5. Osgarra
6. Now Girl
7. Uibhisteach
8. Well Done the Dancers!
9. The Story
10. Gàidhlig Waltzes
11. Finale
Price: £11.59

Skerryvore - EVO (CD)

Skerryvore - EVO (CD)

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No blade of grass stands a chance of growing under the feet of this energetic line-up. Twice winners of Scotland's Traditional Music Awards coveted 'Live Act of the Year' (2016 and 2011) their upward trajectory has taken them from a small Hebridean island on a global journey often away from the well-trodden gig circuit for prestigious milestone performances in New York's Central Park, at the Ryder Cup in Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.

Recorded at the renowned Castlesound Studios in East Lothian and Carriage House Studios in Conneticut, Evo is instantly engaging. An expectant drone kicks in for the haunting tour de force opening number Martin Gillespie's tongue-in-cheek tune 'The Exorcists', triggered by the band's exorcising of spirits of a different kind from promoter Gordon MacKenzie's Oman home in his absence. Mackenzie remarked: 'If you want spirits removed from your house, call in the Skerries!'; It segues into Scott Wood's tune Donnie's. Opening at full throttle with that big emphatic sound of thundering drums and pipes, as rich as a Scottish single malt, it lays down the gauntlet for this captivating album that for 45 minutes draws you into another world that is vibrant and emotive in equal measures.

Dalglish's songs start with 'At the End of the Line', with its opening keyboard refrain. With his engaging, clear voice he ponders the global touring shuttle '4000 miles in the sky till the wheels hit the ground' and the location of Paradise and concludes it is 'where your people are', totally changing the mood created in the opening number. And this is what Skerryvore is so good at - migrating from the big blast numbers to the heartfelt reflective tracks. Dalglish has these songs down to a fine art, from the infectious 'Hold On' to the hopefulness of 'Waiting on the Sun' and the catchy mainstream-nudging love song 'Take My Hand', released as a single. Another stand out number is his life-affirming 'Live Forever', a remixed version of the original song recorded in Conneticut. It provided the soundtrack for Scottish Tourism's 'Wild About Argyll' campaign and hit No 1 in the iTunes World music chart last year, followed by a 70-date Live Forever tour of UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, The Netherlands and USA.

Fiddler Craig Espie's 'Mile High' tune set apparently recalls his fainting episode on board a flight home from Spain, with little sympathy from his bandmates. But there s nothing light-headed about this number which is fast and furious -Mile High Header being followed by the aptly-titled 'Momentum', with the pipes let loose.

Elsewhere there are covers of the late Aberdeenshire piper-composer Gordon Duncan's lively and intricate tune 'Trip to Modera' and Glaswegian songwriter Alex Wayt's rocky song 'Borderline'. 'Soraidh Slan', a slow, respectful air composed and performed by Martin Gillespie, is the poignant penultimate track - a farewell to loved ones lost in 2017 before 'The Rise', also written by Martin, ends on an optimistic, upbeat note with all musicians at full pelt to bring the music full circle.

1. The Exorcists
2. At the End of the Line
3. Live Forever
4. Mile High
5. Hold On
6. Trip to Modera
7. Take My Hand
8. Borderline
9. Waiting On the Sun
10. Soraidh Slàn
11. The Rise
Price: £9.95

Daimh - The Rough Bounds (CD)

Daimh - The Rough Bounds (CD)

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Translated from the Gaelic Na Garbh Chrìochan, the Rough Bounds is the area of West Lochaber where Dàimh were formed 20 years ago. Still based in the area, the band’s roots remain firmly tied to the region by the enduring connections of the 3 remaining founding members.

Historically regarded as an unruly and inaccessible Jacobite stronghold from which Bonnie Prince Charlie both launched his campaign and subsequently fled from in defeat 6 months later; the landscape of the Rough Bounds is reflected in the breath-taking beauty of Ellen MacDonald’s vocals, the wild grandeur of Dàimh’s pipe and fiddle led instrumentals and the band’s ongoing mission to defend and promote the Gaelic culture.

Bringing a mixture of seldom-heard songs passed down from family to better-known puirt à beul and ballads, Ellen MacDonald confidently takes command of the vocals and proves she is now a firmly established star in the gaelaxy. The songs cover all of the expected Dàimh themes; drinking, fighting, heartbreak and heading off to sea, never to be seen again.

1. S Trusaidh Mi Na Coilleagan
2. 12th Of June
3. Tha Fadachd Orm Fhin
4. Donald MacLeod Reels
5. Oran Bhagh A’ Chaise
6. Mary's Fancy
7. A NIghneag A Ghraidh
8. Bodach Innse Chro
9. Happy Fish
10. Turas Dhomhsa Chun na Galldachd
11. Chi Mi'n Toman

Angus MacKenzie | Highland Pipes | Border Pipes | Whistles
Ellen MacDonald | Gaelic Song
Gabe McVarish | Fiddles
Murdo Cameron | Accordion | Mandola
Ross Martin | Guitars
Alasdair White | Fiddles
Price: £10.99


Boreas - Ahoy Ahoy (CD)

Boreas - Ahoy Ahoy (CD)

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A Scottish Norwegian collaboration female folk band. CD comes in an eco-friendly sleeve inc. fold-out poster of band with sleeve notes and lyrics (English, Scots, Gaelic & Norwegian)

Lori Watson | Britt Pernille Frøholm | Irene Tillung | Rachel Newton

1. Sidvoss
2. Sillery
3. North Sea Holes
4. Bjørnen
5. Is Truagh Nach Robh Mi Còmhla Riut
6. Happy Set
7. Samueline
8. Braw Sailin
9. Claret
10. Rudl
11. Lullaby
Price: £11.59


Lori Watson - Yarrow Acoustic Sessions (CD)

Lori Watson - Yarrow Acoustic Sessions (CD)

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The brand new album from Lori Watson.

Yarrow has left an impression on artists and their poetry, music and art over the centuries and has become an inspirational place for me.

History, folklore, landscape, our connection to nature and how we use natural imagery to express and understand our experiences: this collection began as an evolving digital album of monthly releases, each crafted in its own time, exploring the Yarrow valley in the Scottish Borders.

1. Yarrow (a charm)
2. The Flytin o Life an Daith
3. Fause, Fause
4. The Sense of Being Lonely
5. Fine Floors in the Valley
6. Dowie Dens o Yarrow (V1)
7. Capernaum
8. Flooers o the Forest
9. What A Voice (Blackbird)
10. October Song
Price: £10.85

Runrig - The Ones That Got Away (CD)

Runrig - The Ones That Got Away (CD)

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This is the final release from these Scottish legends who have enjoyed a 40 year plus career.

Formed in Skye in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band', the band since its inception has always included brothers Rory and Calum Macdonald. The current line up also includes longtime members Malcolm Jones, Iain Bayne and more recently lead singer Bruce Guthro and Brian Hurren. To date the band has released 14 studio albums and this will be the fifthteenth. They have always had a unique blend of folk and rock with a number of songs sung in Scottish Gaelic. Their lyrics have often focused on locations, history, politics and people that are unique to Scotland.

1. Somewhere
2. Big Songs (Of Hope And Cheer)
3. The Greatest Flame CONTD.....
4. The Wedding
5. Life Is
6. The Ship
7. Cho Buide Sa Bha I Riabh
8. Every River
9. Book OF Golden Stories
10. IN Search Of Angels
11. Rhythm Of My Heart
12. This IS Not A Love Song
13. This Time Of Year
14. And We'll Sing
Price: £13.67

Angus MacKay - Atlantic Seaboard (CD)

Angus MacKay - Atlantic Seaboard (CD)

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Traditional Highland Songs and Tunes sung by Angus MacKay accompanied on accordion by John Carmichael and Ross J. MacKay on the bagpipes.

1. Eilean mo Ghaoil (Beloved Isle) (Donald MacDonald)
2. Bonnie Naver Bay (Jackie Craig)
3. Morag o Dunvegan (Katherine Douglas and Neil Matheson)
4. Highland Bagpipe Marches (Highland Brigade at Tel el Kebir and Over the Chindwin) Trad.
5. Feasgar Agus Ceo Ann (Leaving Stornoway) (Murdo MacLeod)
6. 2/4 March (Man from Skye and Sabhal ic Uisdean Trad.)
7. Bu Chaomh Leam Bhi Mireadh (Tis Delightsome to frolic ) Murdo MacKenzie)
8. The Dark Island (Iain MacLachlan/David Silver)
9. Strathspey and Reel (Devil in the Kitchen Trad)
10. Duanag an t-Saighdear (The Soldier's Verse) (Murdo Morrison)
11. Nighneag a Chuil Duinn (Lassie with the Auburn Tresses) (Angus Morrison)
12. Waters of Kylesku (David Henderson)
13. West Lewis Airs (Beloved Carloway; The Boatman and Shawbost I adore)
14. Tugainn Leam is Dean Cabhag (Hasten and Come with me) (Donald Morrison)
15. Slow Air and 6/8 March (Mist Covered Mountains of Home and Maids of Kintail Trad.)
16. Gruagach Og an Fhuilt Bhan (Fair Haired Maiden)
17. Island Memories (Bays of Harris and The Iolaire Trad.)
18. Madley ( Cailean Mo Runsa/ Filoro) (Donald Ross/ William Ross)
19. 2/4 and 6/8 March (Rosshire Volunteers and Farewell to the Creeks Trad.)
20. Gruagach Bhrunail (Girl from Brunail) (Donal John MacDonald)
21. On the Road to Stornoway (Kennedy/ Halfin)
Price: £7.99

Ho-ro - HEX (CD)

Ho-ro - HEX (CD)

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HEX is the much-anticipated new album from Scottish outfit Hò-rò. Winners in the Up and Coming Artist of the Year category at 2017’s MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, this young band from the Scottish Highlands & Islands release their second album on Friday 25th May 2018.

Two years on from the release of their first album, Hò-rò were raring to get back into the studio. Over the past year their live shows have grown from the original four-piece into a six-piece - with this has come a development in their sound, widely showcased on their second album. With the artwork and title portraying a hexagon theme, the band have used this to illustrate the six different musical approaches they took when making the album.

Each of the six members - Calum MacPhail, Lucy Doogan, Sean Cousins, Crisdean MacDonald, Paul Martin & David Calum Macmillan - bring their own musical background and style to the live performance and this has been reflected in the album: a unique sound that draws inspiration from each individual’s musical tastes and background. Hò-rò’s line-up features bagpipes, border pipes, accordion, fiddle and whistles juxtaposing with guitar, keyboards, drums and bodhran. This diverse instrumental mix is complemented by Gaelic and Scottish song.


1. HEX
2. Muc
3. Walk the Road
4. The Pup
5. Raven's Wing
6. Nuggets
7. Big Dog Collections
8. Muinntir Mo Ghràidh
9. Mornington
10. Puirt-A-Beul
11. Elliot Finn
Price: £10.99

Mike Denver - Enjoy Yourself (CD)

Mike Denver - Enjoy Yourself (CD)

Ref: SHARPECD363-SD

Irish Country Star Mike Denver is back with the release of his brand new studio album - 15 tracks from the man whose previous two albums have gone on to top the official Irish charts heralding his growth both artistically and commercially. A regular to the UK on tour, Mike's reputation as a classy entertainer and singer of beloved country songs, continues to bring him success. Known to fans as the "Galway Boy", Mike delights with tracks on this album that include 'Memories Are Made Of This', 'Hey God', 'Silver haired Daddy Of Mine', 'Nancy Mulligan', The Long Goodbye and 'Enjoy Yourself'.

1. Memories Are Made Of This
2. Nancy Mulligan
3. Hey God
4. Walk With Me
5. Billy Can't Read
6. Galway Tae
7. Don't Mess With My Toot Toot
8. My Beautiful Wife
9. Enjoy Yourself
10. Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
11. Dreaming My Dreams
12. I Want You To Want Me
13. The Long Goodbye
14. San Bernadino
15. Country Medley
Price: £13.29

The Assynt Crofter - Allan MacRae, A Life (Paperback)

The Assynt Crofter - Allan MacRae, A Life (Paperback)

Ref: 9781789070040

Some names are so closely linked with historical events that they almost become one and the same. One such is Allan MacRae, who, along with a small group of fellow crofters, led to victory the ground-breaking Assynt Crofters Trust land buy-out. Allan MacRae s unique character was informed by the Highland Clearances, staunch Presbyterianism and, extraordinarily, the London music hall.

Judith Napier s well researched biography explores the life of a remarkable man stonemason, orator, athlete, campaigning writer, but above all a crofter who cared deeply for his beloved Assynt.
Price: £13.59

Not a Plack the Richer: Argyll's Mining Story (Paperback)

Not a Plack the Richer: Argyll's Mining Story (Paperback)

Ref: 9781780275048

Argyll is well known for its magnificent scenery, breathtaking coastline and picturesque villages. But hidden among its beautiful hills and glens and on its islands is evidence of an extraordinary industrial past. Minerals have been mined in Argyll for millennia, and from the 1700s lead, copper, zinc, silver, nickel and gold were sought by landowners as a way to exploit their estates, as well as by entrepreneurs and prospectors wanting to make a quick buck or, preferably, a considerable fortune. Mining spurred the development of the county's infrastructure, bringing bursts of prosperity to remote communities and a `frontier spirit' redolent of the American West.

In this book, Marian Pallister tells the story of Argyll's mining past. Her research into official records, letters and other documentary material is set beside the personal experience of those involved at all levels in the industry itself and the local communities whose lives it changed forever.
Price: £9.34

The West Highland Way: The Official Guide (Paperback)

The West Highland Way: The Official Guide (Paperback)

Ref: 9781780275192

Birlinn Ltd; 11th Edition edition (7 Jun. 2018)

Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland's grandest wilderness, through some of the finest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This eleventh edition of the Official Guide has been fully revised and updated to include new information and photography and a new full-colour folding map prepared for this edition by Nicolson Maps, all packaged in a weatherproof plastic wallet.
Price: £14.44

We Fought For Ardnish (Paperback)

We Fought For Ardnish (Paperback)

Ref: 9781780275055

After joining the the Lovat Scouts at the outbreak of the Second World War Donald Angus Gillies is sent on a mission to the Alps, where he meets Francoise, a young French Canadian SOE agent. The pair immediately form a close bond, but when Francoise is injured and captured, DA realizes his feelings for her are much, much stronger. After desperate attempts to find her, he has given up all hope. But a posting to Canada leads to some remarkable news, not just about Francoise but also about his own family.

Reunited once more, Donald Angus and Francoise plan to live together in his beloved Ardnish, but have one further mission to complete first - a mission more dangerous than anything they have ever faced before . . .
Price: £7.64

The Whisky Muse: Volume 2 (Paperback)

The Whisky Muse: Volume 2 (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912147601

This second volume of the Whisky Muse series is a further collection of the best poems and songs, both old and new, on the subject of that great Scottish love, whisky. Additional information relevant to particular songs and poems, and other interesting tit-bits on the process of whisky making, are placed alongside more humorous art by Bob Dewar, the illustrator for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This collection would be the perfect thing for any fan of a wee dram.
Price: £8.49