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Traditional Music and Folk Song of Scotland

Scotland's Living Tradition in Song and Music


Only a few copies left of many of these original vinyl albums
Foundry Band LP

The Foundry Bar Band -
Foundry Bar Band

Vinyl LP: £12.00
SPR 1007 - The first album from this famous band from Arbroath - the making of any festival or ceilidh - including the great song 'Auchmithie' sung by Jim Reid. Also on CD.
Jim Reid Wild Geese LP

Jim Reid - I Saw the Wild Geese Flee

Vinyl LP: £16.00

SPR 1015 - Jim Reid's 'Wild Geese' album, first issued in 1984, established him as one of Scotland's finest singers. In 2005 he was voted Scots Singer of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. Also on CD.

Sprangeen LP

Sprangeen - Sprangeen

Vinyl LP: £14.00

SPR 1013 - An elegant collection of jigs, reels, traditional folk songs played on fiddles, metal and gut strung Celtic harps, concertinas, flute, whistle and double bass. Also on CD.

Bill Black - Shepherd's Choice LP

Bill Black Scottish Dance Band -
The Shepherd's Choice

Vinyl LP: £12.00

SPR 1008 - Great music from one of Scotland's finest traditional dance bands.

Foundry Band - On the Road LP

The Foundry Bar Band -
On the Road

Vinyl LP: £12.00

SPR 1012 - Another great blend from of informal ceilidh music. Songs from Jim Reid include 'Banks o the Roses.'

An Teallach - Plough & the Stars LP

An Teallach Ceilidh Band -
The Plough and the Stars

Vinyl LP: £11.99

SPR 1028 - The debut album from this popular and informal band of musicians - festival guests from Keith to Sligo and Kerry to Tønder.

Bothy Greats LP

Bothy Greats - Live from the Elgin Bothy Ballad Championships

Vinyl LP: £11.99

SPR 1014 - Folk songs and bothy ballads from the Scottish North East. A return in song and music to the days of the farm bothy. Recorded live at the Elgin Bothy Ballad Championships.

Shores of the Forth LP

John Watt & Davey Stewart - Shores of the Forth

Vinyl LP: £20.00

SPR 1002 - Fife's Got Everything according to the song by John and Davey. A slightly exaggerated claim perhaps, but the two Fifers from Dunfermline and St Andrews respectively go a long way to prove it. Comedy songs, serious songs and recitations paint both a contemporary and past picture of this beautiful part of Scotland. Also on CD.


Coorse & Fine -
Songs and Ballads of Dundee

Vinyl LP: £20.00

SPR 1017 - Newly discovered in the archive: Just a few copies of this iconic 1985 vinyl LP. Songs from Jim Reid, Annie Watkins, Charlie Lamb, Foundry Band and Lowland Folk. CD in preparation.


Tak a Dram

Vinyl LP: £12.00

SPR 1009 - Songs and music from one of Scotland's early traditional folk groups. Songs from Margie sinclair include 'Glenlogie' and 'Cairn-o-Mount'.

Kontraband LP

North Star

Vinyl LP: £11.99

SPR 1011 - Songs and music from this Scottish/Danish product of the Celtic music revival.

Savourna Stevenson LP

Savourna Stevenson - Tickled Pink

Vinyl LP: £14.00

SPR 1016 - Savourna Stevenson has long been regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Scottish small harp or clarsach. A superb album of innovative harp music both traditional and contemporary with four tracks featuring Aly Bain on fiddle. Also on CD.

Ossian - Ossian LP

Ossian - Ossian

Vinyl LP: £20.00

SPR 1004 - Ossian, named after the legendary 3rd century Celtic Bard and folk hero, was formed in 1976, and this was their first album of Scottish/Celtic music. William Jackson: Celtic Harp, Uillean Pipes, Whistle, Vocals; John Martin: Fiddle, Mandolin, Cello, Vocals; George Jackson: Fiddle, Mandolin, Flute, Whistle, Guitar, Vocals and Billy Ross: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Whistle, Dulcimer. Also on CD.

Scots Songs & Music 1 LP

Scots Songs & Music 1 - Live from Kinross Festival

Vinyl LP: £20.00

SPR 1001
A historic album of songs and music recorded at the 1973 Kinross Festival including Tom Anderson, Aly Bain and the Shetland Fiddlers.

Scots Songs & Music 2 LP

Scots Songs & Music 2 - Live from Kinross Festival

Vinyl LP: £20.00

SPR 1003 - Another selection of jigs and reels, strathspeys and hornpipes, folk songs and bothy ballads. Recorded live at the Kinross Festival in 1974 & 75.

Ringing Strings LP

Border Strathspey & Reel Society - Ringing Strings of the Border

Vinyl LP: £11.99

SPR 1010 - Strathspeys, jigs, marches and hornpipes - tunes old and new from the well known Border fiddlers.

An Teallach - Drops of Brandy LP

An Teallach Ceilidh Band -
Drops of Brandy

Vinyl LP: £11.99

SPR 1028 - The second album from this popular and informal band of musicians - festival guests from Keith to Sligo and Kerry to Tønder.

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Books for the Library

We have made available a small selection of books on traditional song and music. Click here for Books for the Library

Tom Hughes Traditional Music of the Scottish Borders

Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders
An outstanding collection of traditional fiddle music from the playing of Tom Hughes of Jedburgh.

Book launch at the Scots Fiddle Festival 2015 on 21 November 2015 with music from Jimmy Nagle and the Border Fiddlers.

Bronson - Traditional Tunes

Bertrand H Bronson's
essential ballad collection:
The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads
Four volume set with 2,200 pages of tunes and ballad texts.


Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Francis James Child's classic collection:
The English & Scottish Popular Ballads
An excellent new edition.


Vinyl LPs:

We still have some Vinyl LP. We do not repress these any more but we have some excellent mint vinyl stock left for the enthusiasts out there! Click here for More Vinyl LPs
Here are a few classics:

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Jim Reid's classic album
I Saw The Wild Geese Flee
Includes the song: The Norland Wind/ The Wild Geese


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Scots Songs & Music
Live from Kinross Festival
A historic album of songs and music recorded at the 1973 Kinross Festival.


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The Foundry Bar Band
Foundry Bar Band
The first album from this famous band from Arbroath - including Jim Reid's song Auchmithie


Songs from the Archives

In a joint venture with Musical Traditions label we have assisted in the release of some archive recordings of traditional singers. Click here for Songs from the Archives

The Brazil Family

Daisy Chapman: Ythanside
Live recordings of songs and ballads from a great but rarely heard Aberdeen singer.


The Brazil Family

The Brazil Family: Down by the Old Riverside
The song traditions of a romany gypsy family.


The Brazil Family

Lizzie Higgins: In Memory Of
Gems of traditional singing – an important part of the Scotland's heritage.


Autumn Harvest

A group of traditional song enthusiasts started the annual Fife Traditional Singing Festival in 2003. The events were recorded in a series of CDs featuring the finest of traditional singers. Click here for Songs from FifeSing

Lizzie Higgins

Old Songs and Bothy Ballads
Gems of traditional singing – an important part of the Scotland's heritage.


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