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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 8, 2016

Here we are with our final Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast of 2016! I hope you have enjoyed our selection of Scottish music. This podcast is dedicated to Christmas and we are featuring 6 new and old tracks with a Christmas theme! Any questions please get in touch via our podcast website at www.scotpodcast.com.

The playlist is:

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook
Track - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

The Art of Kenneth McKellar by Kenneth McKellar
Track - The Christ-Child's Lullaby

Third Flight Home by Simon Thoumire and David Milligan
Track - Welcome Christmas Morning

Songs For Christmas by Emily Smith
Track - Christ Has My Hairt, Ay

A Gaelic Christmas by Mary McLaughlin
Track - Leanbh Sa Mhainséar (Child In the Manger)

The Greentrax Years by The McCalmans
Track - The 12 Folk Days of Christmas

Nov 3, 2016

November is Hands Up for Trad's Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame month and this podcast features the inductees that have available recordings! As always the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame inductees are amazing people who have made a massive difference to Scottish music. If you would like to read the complete list of 2016 inductees click here. The podcast playlist is below.

There's a Buzz by Battlefield Band
Track - Bessie MacIntyre / Johnny MacDonald's Reel / Roddy MacDonald's Fancy

Michael Marra with Mr McFall's Chamber: Recorded Live on Tour 2010
Niel Gow's Apprentice (Live)

From Highlands & Islands by Iain MacPhail & his Scottish Dance Band
Track - Isle of Skye: Isle of Skye, Pumpkin's Fancy, John Keith Lang, the Clumsy Lover

Moddans Bower by Mirk
Track - The Kings Shilling

New Voices from Scotland by Gordeanna McCulloch
The Dowie Dens O' Yarrow

The World's Greatest Piper, Vol. 4 by Murray Henderson
Track - Strathspeys & Reels: John Roy Stewart, Ewe Wi' the Crooked Horns, Brown Haired Maid, Loch Carron

Live Again by Andy M Stewart (with Silly Wizard)
Track - Donald MacGillavry / O'Neill's Cavalry March (Live)

Sep 29, 2016

We are back with a special podcast highlighting the Scots Trad Album of the Year 2016. These releases are in the longlist selected from 43 albums and whittled down by a panel to 20. These albums will now be voted on by the public and panel to make the shortlist of 10. The Scots Trad Album of the Year 2016 will be announced at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on the 3rd December 2016 in Dundee's Caird Hall. This award is sponsored by Birnam CD. 

Paths That Wind by The Paul McKenna Band
Track: Long Days

The Hebridean Sessions by Dàìmh
Track: Dhannsamaid le Ailean

The River by Hamish Napier
Track: The Whirlpool

Hearts Broken, Heads Turned by Jarlath Henderson
Track: Fare Thee Well Lovely Nancy

Revere by Rant
Track: Fire Away!

Brighter Still by Adam Holmes and The Embers
Track: Love Down the Line (feat. Eddi Reader)

Ahoy hoy by Boreas
Track: North Sea Holes

Gallop to Callop by Iain MacFarlane
Track: Stoddie’s Reels

Between River and Railway by Claire Hastings
Track: Come Spend a While Wi’ Me

SYMBIOSIS by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton
Track: Fourth

Woven by Sarah Hayes
Track: When Fortune Turns the Wheel

Trig by Tannara
Track: Three Ravens

Astar by Breabach
Track: Coisich A' Rùin

Nathanial Gow's Dance Band by Concerto Caledonia
Track: Miss Murray Ochtertyre

Pendulum by Gillian Frame
Track: The Lass o Glenshee

Hello, Goodbye by John McCusker
Track: Billy's

Continuum by The Shee
Track: From the Shadows

Songs of Separation by Songs of Separation
Track: 'S muladach mi 's mi air m'aineoil (Sad Am I and In a Strange Place)

Matter of Time by Dallahan
Track: There Ain't No Easy Way

Abyss by Talisk
Track: Pict

Aug 29, 2016

Hello! This is our latest Foot Stompin' podcast featuring new and classic Scottish music releases. In this podcast we have music from Silly Wizard (they started 40 years ago in 1976!), Cliar, Martyn Bennett's Grit, Robyn Stapleton, The Shee and we finish off with Session A9. The full playlist is below. Listen to all our podcasts at www.scotpodcast.com. Any questions email Simon on info@handsupfortrad.scot

Tracklisting:

So Many Partings by Silly Wizard
Track - A.A. Cameron's Strathspey/Mrs. Martha Knowels/The Pitnacree Ferryman/The New Shillin'

Cliare by Cliar
Track - Clò Mhic Ille Mhìcheil = Carmicheal's Cloth; Blue Bonnets

Grit by Martyn Bennett
Track - Move

Fickle Fortune by Robyn Stapleton
Track - Blue-Eyed Nancy

Continuum by The Shee
Track - Jute Mill Song/Song For Mary 

Session A9
Track - The Bellydancer

Jun 28, 2016

We are back with podcast no 151! We have a great set of new and recent releases for you to listen to. Starting off with Talisk featuring the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award winner Mohsen Amini and then we head on to the title track from Kris Drever's new CD - If Wishes Were Horses. Next up is some superb piano playing from Dave Milligan and then a beautiful Gaelic song from Julie Fowlis backed by Paul McGeechan's Starless Orchestra. Then it's a preview EP of Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton's new CD Symbiosis and we finish up with John McCusker's new CD Hello, Goodbye. Keep up with all our podcasts at www.scotpodcast.com and all our latest Scottish music news at www.handsupfortrad.scot.

Pinnacle 67 by Talisk
Track - Ballyhoura
http://talisk.co.uk/

If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever
Track - If Wishes Were Horses
http://krisdrever.com

Freedom come all Ye by Simon Thoumire and Dave Milligan
http://www.simonthoumire.com

Starless by Paul McGeechan
Track - Duthaich Mhicaoidh (sang by Julie Fowlis)
http://www.starless.co.uk

SYMBIOSIS by Ross and Ali
Track - Fourth
https://rossandali.bandcamp.com/releases

Hello, Goodbye by John McCusker
Track - Calendar Boys
http://www.johnmccusker.co.uk 

May 26, 2016

It's here! The 150th Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast has arrived. It just seems like yesterday since the 100th :-) As usual we've got a great selection of Scottish music for you. We start of with the brand new CD from fiddler Iain MacFarlane. It is called Gallop to Callop and the track is called The Gallop To Callop Fiddle Set! Next is Karen Matheson's latest Gaelic song CD - Urram and we follow it with a new release from Concerto Caledonia called Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band. Then we announce the opening of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2017 by playing a track from 2016 finalist Robbie Grieg's new CD. We finish of the podcast with a real classic from Runrig - Loch Lomond Live! For lots more podcasts visit our website at www.scotpodcast.com

Visit Hands Up for Trad's website for all our latest news www.handsupfortrad.scot

Apr 26, 2016

Our latest Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast is a podcast of two halves - new and old! We start off with the brand new release from Jarlath Henderson - Hearts Broken, Heads Turned and then play BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award 2015 winner Claire Hasting's new CD Between River and Railway. This is followed with another new release from the Paul McKenna Band. It's called Paths that Wind and the track is He Fades Away (written by Alistair Hulett). We then moved on to my celebration of the eighties! We start with William Jackson's Well Park Suite featuring piper Iain MacDonald and then Fergusson's Auld Reekie with The Birks of Invermay sung by Rod Paterson. We finish the podcast with one of my favourite ever tracks - The Easy Club Reel by the Easy Club. Check out all our podcasts at www.scotpodcast.com

Playlist

Hearts Broken, Heads Turned by Jarlath Henderson
Courting is a Pleasure 

Between River and Railway by Claire Hastings
Track - The Bothy Lads

Paths that Wind by Paul McKenna Band
Track - He Fades Away (written by Alistair Hulett)

Wellpark Suite by William Jackson
Track - Molendinar, the Spring

Fergusson's Auld Reikie
Track - Elegy On The Death Of Scots Music; The Birks Of Invermay

Easy Club
Track - Easy Club reels

Mar 30, 2016

The Foot Stompin' Podcast is back this month with a great set of new releases! We start of with Gura Mise Tha Fo Mhulad from innovator Rachel Newton's third album Here's My Heart Come Take It. Next up is Logan from Dallahan's new album Matter of Time. Reverie is Rant's second album and features their brand of chamber folk with 4 great fiddle players. Then we have the long awaited new release from world touring folk band Breabach. They sing a beautiful version of the old Capercaillie classic Coisich A' Rùin. Another long awaited album is next from Mairearad Green. It's called Summer Isles and is quite a departure from her last solo album Passing Places. We finish off the podcast with a new EP from accordion player Murray Willis. Murray was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award. See you next time!

Here's My Heart Come Take It by Rachel Newton
Track - Gura Mise Tha Fo Mhulad
Buy it

Matter of Time by Dallahan
Track - Logan
iTunes

Reverie by Rant
Track - Strathbogie Toast
Buy it

Astar by Breabach
Track - Coisich A' Rùin
iTunes

Summer Isles by Mairearad Green
Track - A Tanera Talisman
iTunes

EP by Murray Willis
Track - Strath Jigs (Duncan Needs Shoes(Trad), The Yellow Rocket(Murray Willis), Wee Tot(Angus MacAulay))
Listen on Soundcloud

Feb 23, 2016

Here is our latest podcast featuring all new releases! First up we have Hamish Napier's Celtic Connections festival commission for four flutes. Then it is the very first winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award in 2001 - Gillian Frame and her debut solo album. Congratulations Gillian! Then it's a beautiful song from Scots songwriter Blue Rose Code - he's got a gorgeous voice and we follow that with Scots and Irish musician Nuala Kennedy. Her new album is called Behave the Bravest. Our penultimate track is from German celtic band Cara featuring Scots singer Kim Edgar and we finish up with a non trad track from Gordy Duncan Jnr - the son of the late most influential pipers of all time Gordon Duncan. 

The River by Hamish Napier
Track - Huy huy!
Buy on iTunes

Pendulum by Gillian Frame
Track - Lovely Molly
Buy on Gillian's Website

Grateful EP by Blue rose code
Track - Grateful
Buy on iTunes

Behave the Bravest by Nuala Kennedy
Track - My Brown Haired Boy / Young Tom Ennis
Buy on iTunes

Yet We Sing by Cara
Track - Yet We Sing
Buy on iTunes 

Buzzer D-Top Left by Gordy Duncan Jr
Track - Daydreams
Buy on Website

Jan 26, 2016

Hello we're back!! It's been a busy time at Hands Up for Trad with the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Christmas etc but it's great to be playing some fab Scottish music for you. We start the podcast with the latest release from Blazin Fiddles - North. Then it's another new release from Sarah Hayes - Woven. We then have a tribute to the late great Andy M Stewart who sadly passed away this January. After that we are straight into a set of jigs from MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year Diamh. We then celebrate Robert Burns with Ae Fond Kiss with the beautiful singing of Kenneth McKellar. We finish of the podcast with the latest album from Skye band NiteWorks.

Track listing

North by Blazin Fiddles
Track - Shetland Night

Woven by Sarah Hayes
Track - The Trees They Grow Tall

Live Again by Silly Wizard featuring Andy M Stewart
Track - Rambling Rover

The Hebridean Sessions by Daimh
Track - Pattern Day Jigs

Immortal memory by Kenneth McKellar
Track - Aye Fond Kiss

NW by Niteworks feat. Kathleen MacInnes
Track - Maraiche

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