Album of The Week

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With his second full-length album – Hold Fast – he’s been described as a “Hebridean Springsteen” which is not a description Colin Macleod is likely to be unhappy about. A crofter on the Isle of Lewis, Colin’s 10-track album includes shades of Americana, country rock as well as refined folk – and on two of […]

Boo Hewerdine is one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business and a unique talent. He has worked with the likes of Eddi Reader, Chris Difford Sia, K.D Lang, Kris Drever (Lau), Duke Special, David McAlmont, and Brooks Williams. Selected Worksincludes tracks picked by Reveal Records’ Tome Rose and showcases Boo’s songs and performances. […]

Càirdeas – meaning “kinship/friendship” in Scottish and Irish Gaelic – by Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona NicChoinnich – is our new album of the week. Càirdeas is a celebration of family, friends, languages and cultures spanning Scotland, Ireland and Canada and all of the songs reflect that joyously. This is Highland-based duo Brian and Fiona’s […]

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 […]


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