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Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast

Our regular free Scottish music podcast from Scotland featuring the very best of Gaelic, Scots, bagpipes, fiddle, harp music, Scottish bands, ceilidh bands, highland Scottish music, pipe band, traditional, folk and celtic. Visit Hands Up for Trad for all things Scottish.
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May 18, 2022
Hello! Ciamar a tha sibh? Welcome to our latest podcast featuring a host of brand new releases from the Scottish music scene. Despite everything that is going on in the world the music keeps coming from Scotland. If you enjoy this podcast please consider supporting our Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad.

The Canny Band
Track - Granny’s 93rd
https://thecannyband.bandcamp.com/album/the-canny-band

And So We Gather by Kim Carnie
Track - She Moves Me
https://kimcarnie.bandcamp.com

We Have Won The Land by Rory Matheson & Graham Rorie
Track - The Whitbread Case
https://rmgr.bandcamp.com/releases

Marina by Dallahan
https://dallahan.bandcamp.com/releases

Strathspey Queens by Alice Allen and Patsy Reid
Track - The Flower o’ the Quern
https://patsyreid.bandcamp.com/album/strathspey-queens

Valtos
Track - Beinn (feat. Eilidh Cormack and Lana Pheutan)
https://valtos.bandcamp.com/releases

Our Voices Echo by Rura
Track - Dh'èirich Mi Moch Madainn Cheòthar (feat. Julie Fowlis)
https://rura.bandcamp.com

Brute Force and Ignorance by Tiernan Courell
https://tiernancourellmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

The River by Hamish Napier
Track - Floating
https://hamishnapier.bandcamp.com

Grit by Martyn Bennett
Track - Nae Regrets
http://www.martynbennett.com

Apr 10, 2018

The Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish music podcast is back with another great selection of music from Scotland. This month we feature Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, Mairi MacInnes, Duncan Chisholm, Fourth Moon, Blair Douglas, Chris Stout and Catriona Mckay, Gnoss and many more. Please share!

SYMBIOSIS II by Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton
Track - KINGS
http://rossandali.co.uk/

Gràs by Mairi MacInnes
Track - Childhood (Leanabachd)
https://mairimacinnes.com/

Sandwood by Duncan Chisholm
Track - Islands on the Edge
https://www.duncanchisholm.com/

What News by Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & David McGuinness
Track - The Dun Broon Bride
http://www.alasdairroberts.com/

Ellipsis by Fourth Moon
Track - Glasgow Roaster
https://www.fourthmoonmusic.com/

TMSA Young Trad Tour 2017 by Various
Track - Final Trawl (feat Ella Munro)
http://www.tmsa.org.uk/

Italian Chapel Suite / La Chiesetta Italiano Di Orkney by Blair Douglas
Track - La Stella Della Speranza (The Star Of Hope)
http://www.gaelicmusic.com/

Sròmos by James Duncan Mackenzie
Track - Land Raiders
https://www.jamesduncanmackenzie.com/

Bare Knuckle by Chris Stout and Catriona Mckay
Track - Seeker Reaper
http://www.mckaystoutmusic.co.uk/

Brother Wind by Gnoss
Track - Brother Wind
http://gnossmusic.com/

Room With A View by Old Blind Dogs
Track - Warlike Lads of Russia
https://www.oldblinddogs.co.uk/

The Young Fear Nothing by Face the West
Track - Cardiac Ceilidh
https://www.facebook.com/Face-The-West-52748944985/

Young Night Thought by Kirsty Law
Track - The Fairy Boy
http://www.kirstylaw.com/

Apr 13, 2017

Hi there! Welcome to our latest Foot Stompin' podcast brought to you by Hands Up for Trad. We have some great music this month from Session A9, Rod Paterson, Graham Mackenzie, Mary Ann Kennedy, Fraser Fifield, Peatbog Faeries, The McCalmans, Top Floor Taivers and last but not least Mhairi Hall and Patsy Reid!

Playlist:

Live At Celtic Connections by Session A9 (Spotify)
Track - Sporting Paddy: Sporting Paddy / Hamish the Carpenter / Hull's Reel / The Road to Erogie (Live)
http://www.sessiona9.com

The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol.lV by Various Artists
Track - Fickle Freenship an Caul Misfortune sang by Rod Paterson
http://www.brechin-all-records.com/shop-4/the-complete-songs-of-robert-tannahill/

Crossing Borders by Graham Mackenzie
Track - Mrs Mackenzie’s
http://www.grahammackenziemusic.com

An Dàn by Mary Ann Kennedy
Track - Song for John MacDonald
http://www.maryannkennedy.co.uk

In Buenos Aires by Fraser Fifield
Track - South Atlantic Seven
http://www.fraserfifield.com

Blackhouse by Peatbog Faeries
Track - Spiders
http://www.peatbogfaeries.com

Lost Tracks by The McCalmans
Track - Plooman Laddies sang by The McCalmans & Barbara Dickson
http://www.the-mccalmans.com

A Delicate Game by Top Floor Taivers
Track - The False Bride
http://www.topfloortaivers.com

Contours of Cairngorm Live by Mhairi Hall, Patsy Reid & Mhairi Hall Trio
Track - Cairngorm Dance
http://www.mhairihall.com/pagex.asp?bioid=5221

Listen to all our podcasts at www.scotpodcast.com

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https://www.youtube.com/c/handsupfortrad

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Mar 16, 2017

Hello! Welcome to our latest Foot Stompin' Free Scottish Music Podcast! We have lots of great music for you from Scotland including Fara, Rachel Newton, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Dosca and more. The full playlist is below.

Cross the Line by Fara
Track - The Dragon
http://faramusic.co.uk

Here's My Heart Come Take It by Rachel Newton
Track - Here's My Heart Come Take It
http://www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

Highwired by Macalias
Track - John C. Clarke
https://www.karinepolwart.com

Bloobell Polka by Strathspey and Surreal Society
http://www.simonthoumire.com

An Dà Là (The Two Days) by Mànran
Track An Dà Là
http://manran.co.uk

Octane by Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Track - Pressed for Time
https://rhcp.scot

Yarrow Acoustic Sessions by Lori Watson
Track - Yarrow (A Charm)
http://loriwatson.net

Afterlight by Ímar
Track - The Firebird
http://www.imarband.com

Live EP by Dosca
Track - Oblique
http://www.doscamusic.com

Listen to all our podcasts at www.scotpodcast.com

Subscribe to our YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/handsupfortrad

More about Hands Up for Trad:
http://www.handsupfortrad.scot
https://facebook.com/handsupfortrad
http://www.twitter.com/handsupfortrad
https://soundcloud.com/handsupfortrad

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

Aug 27, 2015

It's great to be back with another Foot Stompin' Scottish music podcast. We start of the show with Hounds from top Scottish band The Treacherous Orchestra. Next up is Cathy-Ann MacPhee singing a beautiful Gaelic song - An Ataireachd Ard (Eternal Surge Of The Sea). We follow this with a brand new release from Aberdeenshire band Clype singing Down with May. Next is Skippinish's latest top of the charts single The Island followed by Rachel Sermani's new single Run from her new album Tied to the Moon. We finish off the podcast with Boys of the Lough's brand new release - The New Line.

 

Visit www.handsupfortrad.scot for all the latest Scottish music news.

Apr 30, 2015

In this latest Foot Stompin' podcast we have a fab range of music from Scotland. We start of with the swinging new release from Tom Orr Scottish Dance Band - Off The Beaten Track. Next up is the new album from The Poozies. Despite the Dark is the single from their Into The Well release. Then a release from 2014 - Mike Vass's In The Wake Of Neil Gunn followed by Alistair Ogilvy's new release July Moon. Then it's the Torlum Sessions by John Alex MacKay & Seonaidh MacIntyre and we finish up the podcast with the brand new release from Rura - Despite the Dark.

To keep up with all things Scottish musical visit our website www.handsupfortrad.co.uk.

Mar 24, 2015

Hi there, Welcome to our latest Scottish music podcast. Featuring a nearly all girl podcast (with one guy!) this month - like our Scottish political leaders! We start of with new Orcadian band Fara playing a tune about Billy's Short Leg! Next up is a new release from Barluath and their At Dawn of Day album. Next up is Hannah Read is coming to teach at Tinto Summer Schools. This song is from her Wrapped in Lace album. At Hands Up for Trad we have lots of awards and this next artist Fraser Fifield has just received our Ignition Award for innovation within traditional music. We then have a new release (Shift) from Scots singer Kirsty Law and we finish with a slightly older release from The Shee's Decadence album.

Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk. Thanks for listening!

 

Feb 26, 2015
Hi there! In this month’s Foot Stompin’ podcast we have BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award winner Claire Hastings singing with her band Top Floor Taivers. Then we head to a classic set of tunes from Jock Tamson’s Bairns on their A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns. We feature Mairi Campbell and FolkWaves next with her beautiful song Smile or Cry. Next is the brand new release Gràs (Grace) by Mairi MacInnes and then we feature some exciting piping from Stuart Liddell. We finish up the podcast with The Man Who Sold New York from Findlay Napier
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Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk.  Thanks for listening!

Jan 29, 2015
Hi there, In our first podcast of 2015 we have a new release from the Treacherous Orchestra, a classic from the Boys of the Lough, a wee Strip the Willow from Addie Harper, a new release from Scots singer songwriter Jack Henderson, the beautiful Solus m’ Aigh from Cliar and we finish with Wait ‘Till I Tell John Alex from Trail West.
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Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Nov 23, 2014
This is part A of a two part Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast looking at the nominees for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. We are playing as many of the nominees as we can! To read about the nominees visit www.scotstradmusicawards.com.
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Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Nov 23, 2014
This is part B of a two part Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast looking at the nominees for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. We are playing as many of the nominees as we can! To read about the nominees visit www.scotstradmusicawards.com.
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Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Sep 26, 2014
<brilliant!>This podcast features new and classic Scottish music and introduces Hands Up for Trad's project's FolkWaves, MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award.
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<brilliant!>There’s new music from Saltfishforty and singer Sarah Hayes and then a classic Shooglenifty track followed by more new music from Rachel Newton and Skerryvore. We finish off the podcast with a classic A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Sheena Wellington.

Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Aug 28, 2014

In this edition of the Foot Stompin’ podcast we are celebrating the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. The 2014 Inductees are The Clutha, The Whistlebinkies,<brilliant!> Ian Holmes, Andy Thorburn, Margaret Bennett, Hamish Moore, Archie Grant, Danny Kyle, Davy Steele, Ishbel McAskill, Jimmy Blue and Davie Henderson. For more info on the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame please visit http://www.tradmusichall.com

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<brilliant!>In the podcast we feature music from Phil Cunningham, Davy Steele, Bert Jansch, Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band, The Whistlebinkies and Dougie MacLean.

Listen to and download all our other Foot Stompin’ Scottish music podcasts at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk

Aug 7, 2014

It’s been a busy few weeks in Glasgow. The Commonwealth Games were a great success and the culture programme that ran alongside featured lots of Scottish traditional music. The latest Foot Stompin’ Podcast features music from Breabach’s James Duncan MacKenzie’s debute solo album. We then (Don’t Say) Money Doesn’t Matter from Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes followed by the new release from Skipinnish Western Ocean. Next up is Manran’s Gary Innes with an older track from his album Shouts. Then it’s another new release from Kaela Rown called Menagerie and we finish up the podcast with a classic from the Old Blind Dogs - Bennachie.

Visit www.handsupfortrad.co.uk for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Apr 25, 2014

Spring seems to have finally visited Scotland and we have some great music to celebrate! We start off the podcast with Transatlantic Sessions 2 by Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas. Next up is singer Emily Smith's new CD Echoes followed by Who He? by Ian Carr and the Various Artists. Then it’s Angels Without Wings from Heidi Talbot and then the virtuoso clarsach player Catriona McKay from her new CD Harponium. We finish up the podcast with the new release No Time Like Now from Cherrygrove.

Visit www.handsupfortrad.co.uk for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Apr 3, 2014

Hi there, on this edition of the Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast we have some great music! We start of with Salsa Celtica and a track from their new album The Tall Islands. Next is Eddi Reader’s new release Vagabond followed by my new album (!) He Thinks He’s Invisible by Simon Thoumire and Ian Carr.  Then it is Fiona Rutherford’s new album Sleep Sound and then Blazin Fiddles get us dancing with a set of reels from their new album Six. We finish of the podcast with the Crinan Canal by John Grieve from the album Highland Voyage.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Mar 14, 2014

The Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast is back! I had all these plans then life got in the way! Anyway we’re back with a great selection of Scottish music. We start off with a set of jigs from Adam Sutherland and head into a track of Julie Fowlis’s new album. Then it’s another new release from Patsy Reid followed by a song from Adam Holmes. Then there is a beautiful air from Sarah-Jane Summers and we finish the podcast with Gavin Marwick’s new CD The Long Toad and the Far Horizons.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Jan 9, 2014

The latest Foot Stompin’ podcast features music from all the past 13 winners of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award from the very first winner in 2001 (Gillian Frame). It features many memories from Simon Thoumire of the past finals and looks forward to the 2014 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Final on February 2nd, 2014. 

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Dec 12, 2013

Hi there,

It’s the Foot Stompin’ Podcast Christmas edition! Featuring some great music from Diamh’s new album Tuneship followed by The Poozies. Next up we have Donald Grant’s The Way Home and then Butterflies and Broken Glass from Kim Edgar. Then it is Phil Cunningham’s The Palomino Waltz and we finish off with Nusa from Rory Campbell and Malcolm Stitt.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Nov 20, 2013

Hi there,

We’re celebrating the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in this podcast. If you would like to vote (until November 22nd 2013 go to www.scotstradmusicawards.com). First up is Beer from Ross Ainslie’s Wide Open CD (nominated in Album in the Year). Then it is Fiona Hunter (nominated in Scots Singer of the Year) from her March 2014 released new CD and then Ailie Robertson’s Traditional Spirits album (Ailie is nominated in Instrumentalist of the Year). We finish off with the remaining 3 Album of the Year nominees. First it is Cruinn, then Battlefield Band’s Room Enough for All and finishing off the podcast with Marie Fielding’s An Tra.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Oct 30, 2013

Hi there,

Back to our usual podcast here with a mix of classic and new releases from the world of Scottish traditional music. We start off with Now Westlin’ Winds from Dick Gaughan’s classic album Handful of Earth and then get right up to date with Breabach’s new release Urlar. Then it’s another new release from Salt House - Lay Your Dark Low. We hear some brilliant piano playing from Mhairi Hall followed by Atlantic Roar - the new release from Skipinnish. We finish up the podcast with another new release The Cauld Wind from Chris Stout and Finlay MacDonald.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Oct 9, 2013

Hi there,

We are looking back to the winners of the 2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in this podcast in anticipation of voting opening in the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on the 4th November.

We start of the podcast with Breabach - winners of Folk Band of the Year and follow them with Album of the Year winner Kathleen MacInnes. Next is Dance Band of the Year Deoch 'N' Dorus followed by Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year - Paul McKenna Band. The PRS Composer of the Year was Mike Vass and we finish the podcast with the 2012 Instrumentalist of the Year Duncan Chisholm.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Sep 25, 2013

Hi there,

We've got a great selection of Scottish music for you in this podcast. We start of with the classic Relativity of the 80s and another older release of Barbara Dickson and Gerry Rafferty singing a Bob Dylan song together. There's a set of tunes from BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Winner Ewan Robertson with Gary Innes and their album Shouts. The current BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Semi-Finals will be on Saturday 5th October 2013 in Coulter Hall, South Lanarkshire at 7.30pm. If you would like to come along visit www.youngtrad.co.uk for more information. After Shouts we have Music from BBC Hebrides programme by Donald Shaw and then a great song from Mick West's new album A Scots Chorus. We finish off the podcast with a set from Session A9.

Visit www.footstompin.com for all your Scottish music and culture needs.

Sep 11, 2013

Hi there,

We're featuring the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame Dinner on 11th October, Oran Mor, Glasgow in this podcast. If you would like to come you can get a ticket at www.tradmusichall.com.

The music featured in the podcast comes from Willie Hunter (inducted 2013) tutored Fiddlers' Bid and their magnificent All Dressed in Yellow CD. Next up is Kenna Campbell (inducted 2005) tutored Catriona Watt and we follow this with Ross Ainslie's new CD Wide Open. Ross was mentored by Gordon Duncan (inducted 2010). We then play an unreleased track from Salt House and then a song from one of my mentors Nick Brennan. We finish up the podcast with Insomnia from global bagpipe stars Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

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