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Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 244

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

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 243

Hi there, Ciamar a tha sibh? Whit is happenin the day! I’m still learning Gaelic you will be pleased to hear although it is definitely not easy. A great challenge though and I can’t wait to get better. Surely I must!! Anyway I’m back with more great new releases from the Scottish trad music scene! I hope you enjoy. If you would like to support us please visit www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

This Too by Kinnaris Quintet
Track – Wonderful
https://kinnarisquintet.bandcamp.com/album/this-too

The Long Night to New Orleans by Face the West
https://facethewest.bandcamp.com

A Drop For Neptune by TRIP
Track – Turning Tides
https://trip-music.bandcamp.com/album/a-drop-for-neptune

Road to tyranny by Bruce MacGregor
Track – Josh’s 2 secs
https://brucemacgregor.bandcamp.com

Spring EP by Ally Forsyth
Track – On The Turn
https://allyforsyth.bandcamp.com/album/spring-ep

Leaving Lurgangreen by Sarah Markey
Track – Leaving Lurgangreen
https://sarahmarkey.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-lurgangreen

Ceòl Dannsa (feat Donnie Munro) by Valtos
https://valtos.bandcamp.com/releases

Still As You’re Sleeping by Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan
Track – Travel These Ways
https://karinepolwart.bandcamp.com

Sense of the Place by Stonehaven Folk Club
Track – Boat Memories by Mike Blackburn
https://www.stonehavenfolkclub.co.uk/cd-project

Glendrian by Kenneth MacKenzie
Track – Reels
https://caberfeidhmusic.bandcamp.com/

Breathing Space by Barry Reid
Track – Better Days
https://barryreid.bandcamp.com

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 242 – International Women’s Day Special

Hi there, today we have a special podcast to celebrate International Women’s Day featuring some of Scotland’s great women musicians. If you enjoy this podcast please support our Patreon www.patreon.com/handspfortrad.

Heal & Harrow
Track – Da Dim
https://healandharrow.bandcamp.com/releases

Island Girls by Margaret Robertson and Karen Tweed
Track – Trio of Marches
http://www.karentweed.com/product/island-girls-beach-daze-digital-download/

Light Is In The Horizon by Eddi Reader
Track – Light Is In The Horizon Yet
https://eddireader.co.uk

A’ Grian by Niteworks featuring Kathleen MacInnes
Track – A’ Ghrian
https://niteworksband.bandcamp.com

The Castalia by Isla Ratcliff
Track – Only in Cape Breton
https://islaratcliff.bandcamp.com/album/the-castalia

Ùrar by Mànran
Track – Black Tower
https://manran.bandcamp.com

A Happy Place by Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones
Track – Càit a bheil i ann am Muile
https://rachelwalkerandaaronjones.bandcamp.com/releases

Pilgrim Souls by Megan Henderson 
Track – Ascending
https://meganhendersonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/pilgrim-souls

Message in a bottle by Ingrid Henderson
Track – Òran Brath ‘sa Bhuideal – Message in a Bottle Song
https://ingridhenderson.bandcamp.com/album/message-in-a-bottle

Foot Stompin Podcast Number 241!

Hi there, This is the first podcast of 2022. Sorry I’m late! Got some great music though. I hope you enjoy it. If you enjoy this podcast please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

A Drop For Neptune by TRIP
Track – September Sea
https://trip-music.bandcamp.com/album/a-drop-for-neptune

The Northern Bridge by Christy O’Leary
Track – Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór
https://www.irishtune.info/album/COLry/

Pilgrim Souls by Megan Henderson 
Track – The Dawn Chorus (radio edit)
https://meganhendersonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/pilgrim-souls

DAWN by Talisk
Track – Beast
https://talisk.bandcamp.com

Port na h-Eala by Julie Fowlis
https://dawndays.bandcamp.com/track/port-na-h-eala-julie-fowlis

Working for Zeus by Salt House
Track – Under the Same Moon
https://salthouse.bandcamp.com

Are We There yet? By Eriska
Track – La Casa Roja
https://eriska.bandcamp.com

Maxwell’s Light by Jennifer Austin
https://jenniferaustin.bandcamp.com/releases

Han The Highlander by Hamish Napier and Friends.
Charity single 
https://jimihami.bandcamp.com/releases

Ùrar by Mànran
Track – Griogal Crìdhe
https://manran.bandcamp.com

Live at the Gorbals by Ross Ainslie & The Sanctuary Band
Track – Time Live
https://rossainslie.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-gorbals

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 240

Hi there, I am back with the last podcast of the year. Rather than looking backwards let’s look forward with lots of new releases! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a positive 2022. I’ll be back in January with more great music from the Scottish music scene!

Knucklehead Circus by Old Blind Dogs
Track – Knucklehead Circus
https://oldblinddogs.bandcamp.com

Poor Ditching Boy by Iona Fyfe 
https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/folkwaves/poor-ditching-boy-by-iona-fyfe/

A’ Ghrian by Niteworks
Track – Gura mise tha fo Èislein feat. Ellen MacDonald
https://niteworksband.bandcamp.com

Equaliser by Hen Hoose Compilation
Track – A Change In The Light (Pippa Murphy and Sarah Hayes)
https://tantrumrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/equaliser

Kan
Track – Rangoo

A Tale of Tolbooth by Duncan Lyall
Track – The Tolbooth Broad Street
https://duncanlyall.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-of-tolbooth

Still As You’re Sleeping by Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan
Track – The Old Men of the Shells
https://karinepolwart.bandcamp.com

An Dannsa Dub by Euan McLaughlin and Tom Spirals
https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/folkwaves/an-dannsa-dub-by-tom-spirals-euan-mclaughlin/

Nollaig by Marit and Rona
Track – Cridhealas na Fèise
https://maritandrona.bandcamp.com

The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas
Track – The Jingle Bells Suite
https://thefirescottishband.bandcamp.com

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 239 – Trad Album of the Year 2021

Hi everyone! Today is the launch of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2021 and as part of that we have the Trad Album of the Year Award. A shortlist of 10 albums from the scene that the public vote on. I thought I would make a podcast with all 10! Check out all the nominations here.

 
Livewire by Mec Lir (Big Mann Records)
Track – Repeal the Union
 
The Light of The Moon by Gnoss (Blackfly Records)
Track – Sun That Hugs The Ocean
 
Gaol by Rachel Walker (Ròs Dearg)
Track – An t-Iarla Diùrach
 
And Den Dey Made Tae by Ross & Ryan Couper (Couper Records)
Track – Shetland Reels
 
Where The World Is Thin by Kris Drever (Reveal Records)
Track – Hunker Down-That Old Blitz Spirit
https://krisdrever.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-world-is-thin-2
 
Milestone by Duncan Lyall (Red Deer Records)
Track – Titan
 
Still Time by Karen Matheson (Vertical Records)
Track – Lassie with the Lint White Locks
 
Càirdeas by Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich (Anam Communications)
Track – Eadar Breith agus Bàs
 
MAIM by WHYTE (Self release)
Track – àill
 
Orkney Monster by The Chair (Folky Gibbon)
Track – Beachcombers

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 238

Hi folks, Hope you are doing ok in these strange times. As ever the music carries on but it is still very challenging times for our musicians. Thanks for listening it is very much appreciated. If you enjoy this podcast please support our Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

Ùrar by Mànran
Track – Ailean
https://manran.bandcamp.com/album/rar

Spiorachas – A High Place by Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach
Track – Cailleach
https://cgjpmusic.bandcamp.com/album/spiorachas-a-high-place

For Alison by Jim McLean
Sang by Alastair McDonald singing and Gavin Paterson on piano
http://www.fraserbruce.co.uk

Flett Fae Flotta by Eric Linklater
https://ericlinklater.bandcamp.com/track/flett-fae-flotta-motifs

The Grove by Bradley Parker
https://bradleyparker.bandcamp.com/releases

It Is What I Is by Findlay Napier
Track – Piece of My Heart
https://findlaynapier.bandcamp.com

Still Life by Alasdair White
Track – Dannsa na Nèapaig
https://katzandwhite.bandcamp.com/album/still-life

Tune for Annabelle by Isla Ratcliff
https://islaratcliff.bandcamp.com/track/tune-for-annabelle

Whole by Lewis McLaughlin
https://lewismclaughlin.bandcamp.com/track/whole

The Lament of Anne Boleyn by Rose Byers

Rouken Glen by Ally Forsyth
http://allyforsyth.bandcamp.com

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 237

It’s great to be back with another podcast full of braw Scottish trad music. At the weekend we hosted the Scots Language Awards in Dundee. If you would like to watch it or simply read the results please visit www.scotslanguageawards.com. If you want to support this podcast please visit www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

Fire-Water-Earth by Hamish Napier and DJ Dolphin Boy
Track – Diesel
https://hamishnapier.bandcamp.com/album/fire-water-earth

URRANTA by Deirdre Graham
Track – Òran Mòr Scoirebreac
https://deirdregraham.bandcamp.com/releases

Beware of the Feet by John Rae’s Celtic Feet
Track – Findlay MacDonald’s Droothie Walk Up Triana
https://thickrecords.bandcamp.com

Northbay by Sarah MacNeil
Track – The Cockle Strand
https://sarahmacneil.bandcamp.com/releases

Escaping the Dawn by Rowan Leslie
Track – The Siren / Mama Brown’s
https://rowanleslie.bandcamp.com/album/escaping-the-dawn

Now Westlin Winds by Davie Anderson
https://davieanderson.bandcamp.com

Message in a bottle by Ingrid Henderson
Track – An Ataireachd Àrd – The Surge of the Sea
https://ingridhenderson.bandcamp.com/album/message-in-a-bottle

Tribe by Brother Raksha
Track – Tribe
https://brotherraksha.bandcamp.com/track/tribe

Stopped in our Tracks EP by Daimh
Track – Òran eile do’n Phrionnsa
https://www.daimh.net

Mouth Music by Music Music & Talitha MacKenzie
Track – Bratach Bana
https://open.spotify.com/album/5U9DQ1fd5O9wqH83vhX5cQ?si=ksKBGyP6RRKRK_IkW8FjIw&dl_branch=1

Upsurge by Scott Wood Band
Track – Spice of Life
https://thescottwoodband.bandcamp.com/album/upsurge

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 236

The Foot Stompin’ podcast is back with yet more great new Scottish music (and one Finnish track!).  Thanks for listening it really is appreciated. Please share the podcast with your friends! If you enjoy these podcasts please support our Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

Crow Flies by Mànran
https://manran.bandcamp.com

Grounded by Cara
Track – The Cockle Gatherer
https://www.cara-music.com/index.php/en/

Wookies by Dosca
http://dosca.bandcamp.com

Sense of the Place by Stonehaven Folk Club
Track – Catherine by Kris Drever
https://www.stonehavenfolkclub.co.uk/cd-project

Nine Worlds by Alda
Track – Fen-Fire Polska
https://aldasounds.com/#/

Summer by Lewis McLaughlin
https://lewismclaughlin.bandcamp.com/track/summer

Ghruamach by Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach
https://cgjpmusic.bandcamp.com

Together Again by Skerryvore
https://skerryvore.com

Piobaireachd / Pipe Music by Fraser Fifield
Track – Breizh/A Flame of Wrath
https://fraserfifield.bandcamp.com/album/piobaireachd-pipe-music

The Cauld by Iona Fyfe
https://ionafyfe.bandcamp.com/music

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No 235

Hi folks, We are back after a wee break. I decided to stop while the schools were off on holiday. I even played a gig myself in Spain! Anyway here we are with lots of new releases and some more. If you enjoy these podcasts please support our Patreon www.patreon.com/handsupfortrad

On Safari by Keep It Up
Track – Hector’s
https://footstompinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/on-safari

Only a Lifetime by Jack Badcock (The Driftwood Project)
https://jackbadcock.bandcamp.com/album/the-driftwood-project

There Was A Love by Scott Murray
Track – The Can’el
https://scottmurray1.bandcamp.com/releases

Mackerel Sky by John Dew
Track – Connor’s Debut
https://jdewcomp.bandcamp.com/album/mackerel-sky

At Your Service (McCalman’s Live) 1980 by The McCalman’s
Track – The Keltie Clippie
https://mccalmans.bandcamp.com

Iorram by Aidan O’Rourke
Track – The Herring Girls and the Barra Boys
https://aidanorourkemusic.bandcamp.com/album/iorram-2021

Heisk
Track – Kayak
https://www.heisk.co.uk

Off By Heart by Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton
Track – Wicked Polly
https://kevindempsey.net

Hearts Broken, Heads Turned by Jarlath Henderson
Track – The Mountain Streams Where The Moorcocks Crow
https://jarlathhenderson.bandcamp.com

Lune by Benedict Morris
https://benedictmorris.bandcamp.com/track/lune