Album of The Week

Our current album of the week is ‘The Smoky Smirr O Rain’ by the critically-acclaimed, Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola. It is the Scottish/Finnish duo’s third album and 10th anniversary celebration – and it deftly displays their creative blending of tradition and experimentation over 11 stunning instrumental tracks. They have long been admired for their […]

Our current Album of the Week is ‘Newcomer’ by Glasgow-based composer and fiddle player, Gráinne Brady. This is the second release from the hugely talented Gráinne, who is originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland. The music for the 10-track album was inspired by Irish writer Patrick MacGill’s second novel, The Rat-Pit, which is set at the […]

Our Album of the Week this week celebrates the 35th anniversary of the excellent Greentrax Recordings.Greentrax Recordings – Top Scottish singers and musicians – is an 18-track compilation, first released in 1989 as a showcase for the then-fledgling label, went on to be a bestseller. It recently went out of print and is now been […]

Samuel Alexander Barbour’s debut album called ‘Let’s Join Hands’ is our Album of the Week (from July 3.) The nine-track release by the Scottish singer/ songwriter, who now lives in Hong Kong and works as a teacher, has an Americana, folk sound to it. Award-winning Sam’s songs have regularly featured in country music charts. ‘Let’s Join […]

Our current Album of the Week is ‘Tricky Terrain’ by the award-winning folk/rock band, Reely Jiggered. It is the third sparkling release by Alison and Fiona McNeill and Scott McLean, and it takes its inspiration from the band’s travels and their home by the River Clyde with Alison’s compositions and lyrics offering a reflection of […]

‘The Orcadians of Hudson Bay’ is a newly composed suite of music by Graham Rorie dedicated to all the Orcadians who travelled to Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries looking to improve their prospects and make a living in the fur trade.  These Orcadians were working for ‘The Hudson’s Bay Company’, formed in 1670 […]

Mix Heather Small & Julie Fowlis and you’ve got singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill. One of the UK’s leading and most diverse singers, Ainsley has a long list of nods including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Finalist and Gaelic Singer of the Year Finalist at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music […]

Some of the most sought-after artists on the Scottish folk scene have come together to create a formidable collective. Entitled Staran, the group recently released their self-titled debut Album. Comprising a group of established musicians in their own right, this collective is a meeting of musical minds that explores a diverse range of styles and backgrounds. […]

​James Lindsay is a composer and instrumentalist who pushes the boundaries of Scottish folk, contemporary jazz, and experimental rock music. His writing seamlessly blends diverse styles, merging traditional instrumentation and tune forms with contemporary harmony, abstract rhythm, and the freedom of improvisation. His critically acclaimed debut solo release Strand established him as a talented and […]

Braw are a Folk-Pop brother duo based in Glasgow’s southside, specialising in close harmony vocals. ​Their unique vocal blend allows them to create innovative and original blood harmonies, while offering fresh takes on classic songs. Formed in 2019, Iain and Andrew Mundy have been performing across the Glasgow music scene. During that year, they self-released […]


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