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Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 249

Hi there, We are back with our annual Trad Album of the Year podcast. The top ten albums as chosen for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. If you would like to vote for your favourite album, act or organisation or just see a sample of what is going on in Scotland visit Thanks again for your continued support and listening – we really appreciate it! If you get a minute could you leave a review wherever you listen to the podcast. It helps us get more listeners.

A Drop for Neptune by TRIP
Track – Towards The Storm

Energy Islands by Fara
Track – Merry Dancers

We Have Won The Land by Rory Matheson & Graham Rorie
Track – The First Bid

Bloom by Siobhan Miller
Track – Queen of Argyll

For The Night by Elephant Sessions
Track – FM

To Have You Near by Hannah Rarity
Track – Hard Times

Las by Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie & Steven Byrnes
Track – Bulgarian

Still As Your Sleeping by Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan
Track – Talk to me of Mendocino

And So We Gather by Kim Carnie
Track – And So We Gather

DAWN by Talisk
Track – Storm

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 248

Hi there, It’s October and we are back with yet more great Scottish trad music! A few of these releases have come from our Trad Album of the Year Spotify playlist. If you would like to listen to that you can do so here. The Mg ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards voting will start on the 31st October so if you would like to vote please visit Finally it would be great if you could give us a review on whatever platform you listen to us on. Seemingly it makes a difference :-)))

Fìbhig by James Duncan Mackenzie
Track – Ian’s Last Munro

How Beautiful It’s Been by Corner House
Track – Momma

Fire | Water | Earth by Hamish Napier
Track – Diesel (Dolphin Boy Flying Scotsman remix)

The Day Dawn by Boys of the Lough
Track – That Night in Bethlehem

Heepirumbo by Eilidh Shaw
Track – Scottie Dance Band Heaven (Medley)

Cairdeas by Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich
Track –  Ho Rò Gun Togainn air Hùgan Fhathast

Trapdoor to Hell by Arthur Coates
Track – Medley de la Création

It is What It Is by Findlay Napier
Track – Piece of my Heart

Love in Secret by Catriona McKay
Track – Twisting of the Rope

Infinite Reflections by Duncan Lyall
Track – Hope