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The Tumbling Souls - Between the Truth and the Dream (CD)

1. The Tumbling Souls - Between the Truth and the Dream (CD)

Ref: 880992155038-BCD

The Tumbling Souls are a country music band from the Isle of Lewis. A supergroup of the best musicians from the Outer Hebrides from all genres of music.

The sound is heavily influenced by the Country music and Bluegrass of America from the 50’s and 60’s with more than a hint of Scottish Traditional music seeping in through the instrumentation of the band.

The Tumbling Souls were formed in April 2017 as an excuse for performing musicians and friends to spend time with each other and has spiralled out of control. Viral videos online ensured the band were quickly performing at festivals to crowds of thousands and are excited to share their debut album through Stornoway’s Wee Studio Records. The music is very fun and very entertaining. Be prepared to smile and dance.

1. Don't be Afraid of the Dark
2. Heart to my Soul
3. Knowing Where you Come From
4. City of Adelaide
5. King of the Moon
6. Rain and Clay
7. Dance a Little Better (Live)
8. Wishing my Time
9. My Foundation
10. Torn in Different Ways
11. Stornoway at 2AM
12. Years go By
Price: 10.95


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Sean Wilson - 60 At Sixty (2xCD+DVD)

2. Sean Wilson - 60 At Sixty (2xCD+DVD)

Ref: HHCD330-SD

"60 at Sixty" is the latest release from Sean Wilson. During nearly thirty years of recording and performing, the Magherafelt accordion player and singer has accumulated a huge repertoire of songs. On this new three disc project he combines 6 new songs, 14 of his most memorable recordings, 20 songs that are not released on CD and a newly created DVD: "You Can't Turn Back The Years" The DVD describes Sean's earliest days growing up around Lough Neagh in Co Derry and his improbable but richly earned successes. He goes on to describe the highs and lows of his career and features his best performances on video. After nearly three decades entertaining global audiences, this release is the first time Sean features a compilation of his most popular songs and will be a great introduction to those who don't know Sean's work so well. And his fans will love the new songs, the rare recordings and the DVD of his story from the céilí halls of Co Derry to the bright lights of Nashville and beyond!

Disc: 1
1. Better Than Today
2. Three Wooden Crosses
3. Love At First Sight
4. Wine Into Water
5. Better Man
6. Home
7. If Tomorrow Never Comes
8. Rosie
9. A Road That Never Ends
10. Song For Ireland
11. Cottage On The Hill
12. You Can't Turn Back The Years
13. If I Could See The World
14. New Wine
15. Hard Times Come Again No More
16. Shanagolden
17. So Much Music & So Little Time
18. From The Candy Store
19. Let's Turn Back The Years
20. The Tears Of An Exile

Disc: 2
1. Blue Magic
2. Golden Dreams
3. Just As Soon As I Can
4. The Gypsy
5. Lily's White Lies
6. She Put The Music In Me
7. It's Good To See You
8. The Old Country Church
9. Home To Donegal
10. Irish Harvest Day
11. Nobody's Child
12. Irish Soldier Boy
13. Part of Me
14. Hills Of Kerry
15. Molly
16. Three Leaf Shamrock
17. Sunnyside Of The Mountain
18. Among The Wicklow Hills
19. Walking Piece Of Heaven
20. Any Dream Will Do

Disc: 3
1. Shores Of Lough Neagh
2. Lough Neagh I Love You
3. The Old Man
4. Singalong Medley
5. Roses Round The Half Door
6. Golden Dreams
7. Ring Of Fire
8. Horses & Plough
9. Storybook Children
10. These Tender Years
11. On The Road Again
12. Dance Medley
13. Antrim Coast Road
14. A Little Pub In London
15. The Living Prayer
16. Paddy Reilly's Daughter
17. You Can't Turn Back The Years
18. Better Than Today
19. Sweethearts In Heaven
20. The Old Man
Price: 12.29


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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Pet Show Show-Off (Paperback)

3. Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Pet Show Show-Off (Paperback)

Ref: 9781782503606

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives!

Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has lost his tail, or rather, it's invisible and so is Isla! When pesky Auntie Hettie and her pampered pooch enter the perfect pet show, they will stop at nothing to WIN. But Porridge and Invisible Isla have different ideas. Vanishing cream, dancing dugs and a Best Pet Trophy -- how much trouble can a tartan cat get into?

In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.
Price: 5.09

Kinloch Anderson Thistle: Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Guest Book (16cm x 24cm) (Hardcover)

4. Kinloch Anderson Thistle: Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Guest Book (16cm x 24cm) (Hardcover)

Ref: 9781849344920

This Guest Book is made with genuine British tartan cloth. Suitable for use as a Visitor's Book, or for a special event such as wedding or leaving party. It measures 16cm x 24cm, landscape, and has 192 pages of 120gsm cream paper (FSC certified). The left hand page is blank and the right hand page is ruled with two columns, big enough for guests to write in. The guestbook has a 8mm closure elastic, a matching pen loop, stained edges, head and tail bands, two 10mm wide ribbon markers, a bookmark, clan map of Scotland and an embroidered designer label sewn onto the back cover. The cloth is Kinloch Anderson's Thistle tartan and has two shades of dark purple, dark green, turquoise, burgundy and charcoal. The famous prickly thistle has many varieties that grow in Scotland and the thistle has been an important emblem in heraldry for over 500 years. The cloth was chosen as it is elegant, simple and beautiful for use on many occasions. The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland, holders of the Royal Warrant of Appointments as Tailors and Kiltmakers to HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Price: 16.99

Songs by Dead Girls (Paperback)

5. Songs by Dead Girls (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912240081

Songs by Dead Girls (A Health of Strangers Thriller)

When Scotland's leading virologist goes missing, Mona and Paterson from the Health Enforcement Team are dispatched to London to find him. In a hot and unwelcoming city, Mona has to deal with a boss who isn't speaking to her, placate the Professor's over-bearing assistant, and outwit the people who will stop at nothing to make sure the academic stays lost. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Bernard is searching for a missing prostitute, while Maitland is trying to keep the Chair of the Parliamentary Virus Committee from finding out quite how untidy the HET office is.
Price: 7.64

Brandon McPhee - All I Want To Do (CD)

6. Brandon McPhee - All I Want To Do (CD)

Ref: CDPAN048

'All I Want To Do' features the talents of accordionist and singer Brandon McPhee. The album is mix of country songs and traditional Scottish accordion tunes and Scottish songs. On the album the multi-talented Brandon plays acoustic guitar, button key accordion, vocals, drums.

"All I Want To Do says everything about me, my life and what I want my future to be. I've styled my whole life on doing what I love, which is music and have been fortunate to meet, work alongside and gave some great advice from professional musicians and singers along the way." - Brandon McPhee.

Manson Grant (bass, piano, strings, flute)
Philip Anderson (electric guitar, acoustic lead, bass)
Robert Cameron (drums)
Brandon McPhee (acoustic guitar, button key accordion, vocals, drums)
Alastair Macdonald (second and harmony accordion)
Gordon Gunn (fiddle)
Addie Harper (fiddle)
Richard Nelson (steel guitar, dobro)

Harmony vocals: Keith McLeod, Celeste Clabburn, Manson Grant, Philip Anderson, Carrie & Leanne (Benn Sisters) and Crawford Bell.

1. Bubbles In My Beer
2. On The Road To Loving Me Again
3. Someday, Somewhere, Somehow
4. She Wrote It In A Country Song
5. Jean’s Reel / High Level / President Garfield
6. We Should Be Together
7. The Dark Island
8. Jimmy Shand The Legend
9. Give My Love To Rose
10. Achy Breaky Heart
11. You Gave Me A Mountain
12. Cameron Highlanders / Australian Ladies
13. Take These Wings
14. Little Bit Rusty
Price: 12.49

The Making of the Crofting Community (Paperback)

7. The Making of the Crofting Community (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912476329

This book has been seminal in bringing to the fore the injustices that have been inflicted on the Highlands in the name of government and landlord - injustices often lost in the name of dry statistics and academic balance.

Written by a man who has gone on to become both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and a leading figure in the public life of the region, The Making of the Crofting Community has attracted praise, inspired debate, and provoked outrage and controversy over the years. This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. Having long been one of the classics of Birlinn's John Donald list, this revised and updated new edition includes a substantial new preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.
Price: 12.74

Summer Songbook (Paperback)

8. Summer Songbook (Paperback)

Ref: 9781855845473

This treasure trove of an anthology is full to the brim with songs and seasonal verses that will delight children and encourage them to sing and play. Illustrated throughout with colour images, the Summer Songbook features four thematic sections: `Animals and Birds', `Nature', `Dancing, Rounds and Games' and `Silly Verses'. Providing ample material for teachers and parents, the book also includes selections of rhyming words, commentary on the significance of repetition, rhythm and beat, suggestions for incorporating movement and gesture, and practical teaching and parenting tips. For years, teachers, parents and students have requested that Sally Schweizer publish her collections of songs and verses - so here they are, presented in four wonderful anthologies to inspire the imagination and to celebrate the seasonal cycle!
Price: 11.04

Gaelic Proverbs (Paperback)

9. Gaelic Proverbs (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912476244

Designed for those interested in the lore and tradition of a language, spoken until comparatively recently across much of Scotland, this is a compendium of Gaelic sayings and usage. The book includes notes, historical and social, and comparisons with sayings in different languages. Alexander Nicolson, one of the best scholars of his day, has gathered together a wide-ranging collection covering such diverse topics as women and marriage, wise men and fools, friendship and courage, and poverty and wealth.

The proverbs appear in Gaelic along with the English translation, carefully preserving the pith of the original. These sayings, which as Nicolson remarks in his Preface, 'come from thatched cottages and not baronial and academic halls', reflect keen intelligence and a distinct sense of humour. This is a comprehensive and important collection, with a foreword by Ian MacDonald of the Gaelic Books Council.
Price: 11.04

Trail West - From the Sea to the City (CD)

10. Trail West - From the Sea to the City (CD)

Ref: TWO1CD-BCD

From The Sea To The City is the latest album from Trail West, a band leading the thriving scene of Gaels in the city of Glasgow.

Having started out as a four-piece line-up with strong links to the Hebridean Isles of Tiree and South Uist, they have now enhanced their line-up with Jonathan Gillespie from Glasgow on keyboard and vocals along with Allan J Nairn from Ardnamurchan on electric guitar.

From The Sea To The City refers to the journey that many Gaels have to take at some point in their life, moving from their homes by the sea to the city, to pursue further educational and working opportunities. The album is a broad mix from various genres, representing the numerous influences that Trail West have had from both their rural and city upbringings.

The album follows on from their last release, which highlighted a key development in the band’s outlook, with a wide selection of songs becoming an integral part of the band’s repertoire alongside the recognisable accordion and whistle combination of Seonaidh Maclntyre and Ian Smith.

Now with the added talent of Jonathan Gillespie leading three of the songs alongside Seonaidh Maclntyre’s familiar vocals in both English and Gaelic, this album delivers a polished quality to the band’s sound yet with total appreciation for the tradition they are inspired from.

1. Bernie's Second Debut
2. Mcalpine's Fusiliers
3. Take Her In Your Arms
4. Mo Ghruagach Dhonn
5. Box & Whistle
6. Belfast Mountains
7. Cast My Wish Upon The Sea
8. Take Me Home
9. Mary K's Waltz
10. The Mermaid
11. The Tayvallich Turkey
12. Òran An T-Saighdeir
13. Mo Dhùthaich
Price: 10.99


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Autumn Songbook (Paperback)

11. Autumn Songbook (Paperback)

Ref: 9781855845510

This treasure trove of an anthology is full to the brim with songs and seasonal verses that will delight children and encourage them to sing and play. Illustrated throughout with colour images, the Autumn Songbook features five thematic sections: `Animals and Birds', `Farming-Harvest', `Festivals & Related Themes', `Weather', and `Spooks, Riddles & Odd Things'. Providing ample material for teachers and parents, the book also includes selections of rhyming words, commentary on the significance of repetition, rhythm and beat, suggestions for incorporating movement and gesture, and practical teaching and parenting tips. For years, teachers, parents and students have requested that Sally Schweizer publish her collections of songs and verses - so here they are, presented in four wonderful anthologies to inspire the imagination and to celebrate the seasonal cycle!
Price: 11.04

Cliona Hagan - Secret Love (CD)

12. Cliona Hagan - Secret Love (CD)

Ref: SHARPECD357-SD

Cliona Hagan, a Life Destined To Be a Leading Lady In Country Music. What feels like a few short months ago the legendary Queen of Country Music, Philomena Begley, during an interview on RTÉ's 'Late Late Country Special' (2015) predicted that new comer Cliona Hagan would very quickly make her mark on the Irish and UK Country Music Scene to a viewing audience of 1.3 million. True to those words Cliona has indeed took the scene by storm. It has been an amazing couple of years for Cliona filled with awards nights, festivals, cabaret and shows. Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious Irish Post Country Music Awards (August 2017), and Sunday World Female Vocalist of the Year two years running (2017, 2018).

Tracklist for Cliona Hagan - Secret Love (CD):

1. The Wilder Your Heart Beats
2. Imagine That
3. McCarthy's Party
4. Old Flames (Can't Hold A Candle To You)
5. Another Chance
6. Head Over Boots
7. More Where That Comes From
8. The Band Played An Old Time Waltz
9. Secret Love
10. Stop Cheatin' On Me
11. I'm Movin On
12. Handle With Care
13. Born To Run
14. Country Found Me
Price: 13.93


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Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate (Paperback)

13. Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate (Paperback)

Ref: 9781780274867

Ardkinglas is a 45,000-acre estate in Cairndow, a beautiful area of the Highlands at the head of Loch Fyne. Sir Andrew Noble, the author's great-grandfather, bought the estate in 1905 and his family have run it ever since. The estate has become famous throughout Scotland and beyond for the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, founded by Christina Noble's brother, Johnny. This book is not just about the Nobles but the community Ardkinglas has become, the people who make and have made it and the story of how they have lived and worked. This is not a nostalgic memoir of the Noble family, a Downton Abbey saga of life in `The Big House'.

Christina Noble's aim is to try to capture the feeling of what it was like for all of the community, employers and employees, to live on a classic Highland estate during the twentieth century. It is a vivid tale, built up from letters and household diaries covering some periods and estate journals covering others. More recent decades are coloured by the personal memories of the author and many others who lived there, whose voices have been carefully recorded for this book. Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate is illustrated throughout with pictures of the people who called Ardkinglas home, the places they knew and the activities which occupied them. As their stories are told, some key questions emerge. A Highland estate in the modern world: what is it for? What keeps it going? Who gets the benefit?
Price: 12.74

Island Voices: Traditions of North Mull (Paperback)

14. Island Voices: Traditions of North Mull (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912476114

The subjects throughout this book are timeless - local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to writing which dates from the end of the Second World War, a time which saw much change in Gaelic society as a whole. The material covers traditions and accounts of a very practical and often harsh existence, variations on tales which are more obscure as well as those that are well known. The stories illustrate the sharpness of phrase, shrewdness of observation and humour, characteristic of the Highlands and Islands in the west.

This book is a celebration of a people who are often excluded from the standard historical accounts of the clans and Highlands, The subjects throughout this book are timeless - local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to writing which dates from the end of the Second World War, a time which saw much change in Gaelic society as a whole. The material covers traditions and accounts of a very practical and often harsh existence, variations on tales which are more obscure as well as those that are well known. The stories illustrate the sharpness of phrase, shrewdness of observation and humour, characteristic of the Highlands and Islands in the west.

The subjects throughout this book are timeless - local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to writing which dates from the end of the Second World War, a time which saw much change in Gaelic society as a whole. The material covers traditions and accounts of a very practical and often harsh existence, variations on tales which are more obscure as well as those that are well known. The stories illustrate the sharpness of phrase, shrewdness of observation and humour, characteristic of the Highlands and Islands in the west.

This book is a celebration of a people who are often excluded from the standard historical accounts of the clans and Highlands, but who have endured much and safeguarded an important heritage.
Price: 11.04

My First ABC Dictionary (Paperback)

16. My First ABC Dictionary (Paperback)

Ref: 9781855340299

My First ABC Dictionary is a colourful and engaging early learner's title that introduces children aged 2+ to the features of a dictionary. Over 250 familiar words, each with helpful examples and full-colour illustrations, make learning accessible and fun. My First ABC Dictionary is designed to help develop a child's familiarity with letter shapes and simple words at an early age. Its clear and friendly presentation, supporting and giving confidence to children who are beginning to read and write in English, is an ideal learning tool. Help your child to become familiar with all the letters of the alphabet - and some key words that begin with those letters - by seeing the letter shapes, reading the key words, listening to the examples, and matching words to pictures.

Each page is clearly laid out with distinctive features:
- section letters in a large, bold, colourful typeface in upper case and lower case
- initial letters of headwords highlighted in red
- alphabet down the side of each page, colour illustrations next to each definition
- key words highlighted in bold in each example

The words chosen for this dictionary are those made up of simple sounds and those that will already be familiar to children from their everyday experiences. The dictionary also has some useful additional elements - lists of Days Of The Week, Months Of The Year, Numbers 1 to 20, Opposites, Colours and Shapes.
Price: 5.09

Nicolson, Fife Street Atlas (Paperback)

17. Nicolson, Fife Street Atlas (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912046638

Street atlas of all the towns and villages in Fife.

Featuring the great clear Nicolson Digital Mapping

Nicolson Digital Ltd is both an Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and an Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre, providing large scale maps for both public and businesses from their cartographic workshop in Largs.
Price: 6.79

Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

18. Duncan McCrone - Land Of Gold (CD)

Ref: CDTRAX398

Land Of Gold is Duncan’s first album for Greentrax. The tracks include: Land Of Gold, featuring the wonderful Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, about a girl who left the Hebrides to seek her fortune in Canada’s Yukon Valley; If Wishes Were Fishes, an Eric Bogle song loved by Ian Green’s wife June Green, to whom Duncan has dedicated the song; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, the stunning love song written by Ewan MacColl; The Pioneers, a song inspired by the story of Bashir Ahmad, Scotland’s first Asian MSP; My Eldorado, a lament for a life unfulfilled and full of regrets; Matt McGinn’s classic Magic Shadow Show; Resurrection Road (aka A Clydeside Carol), with a featured vocal by the legendary singer-songwriter Rab Noakes; My Old Man, Ewan MacColl’s poignant observation of the effects of advancing technology on the lives of craftsmen and their families; The Song of The Skylark, an amazing account of one of the ‘brave little ships’, which alone saved 660 souls from the Dunkirk beaches; The Surf and The Silver Fishes, a song inspired by the loss of the Carradale trawler Antares which was sunk in a tragic incident off Arran in 1990. This is a brand-new version featuring just Duncan, plus Chris Stout’s wonderful piano arrangement; plus more tracks.

Duncan McCrone (vocals, guitar), Cy Jack (bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, vocals), Jim Yule (guitar, vocals), Stevie Lawrence (bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, mandola, percussion), Ray Laidlaw (percussion), Chris Stout (fiddle, viola, piano), Catriona McKay (harp), Fraser Speirs (harmonica), Sandy Brechin (accordion), Finlay Macdonald (small and highland pipes, whistles), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals), Jim Jack (vocals) and Paul Savage (drums).

1. Land Of Gold
2. If Wishes Were Fishes
3. The Song Of The Skylark
4. Run, Run, Run
5. Honeymoon Bridge
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. The Pioneers
8. My Eldorado
9. Resurrection Road (A Clydesdale Carol)
10. Magic Shadow Show
11. My Old Man
12. Harbour Wall
13. The Surf And The Silver Fishes
Price: 11.59

Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

19. Alistair McCulloch Trio - Off The Hook (CD)

Ref: RTRLCD015

Featuring champion fiddler Alistair McCulloch, alongside past Scottish folk musician of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and the Kate Rusby Band on bouzouki, guitar and vocals and former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff.

The 'Alistair McCulloch Trio' annual summer Scottish tour has become a firm fixture on the folk music calendar. The 'Off the Hook' title reflects on the trio's keen fly fishing adventures.

1. Mazurkas
2. Xesua
3. Green Grow the Laurels
4. Brady's
5. Whistle Solo
6. Billy Taylor
7. Shetland Medley: Da Day Dawn / The Greenlandman's Tune / Faroe Rum / The Bonnie Isle O' Whalsay / The Lass that Made the Bed for Me
8. Wild Rover
9. Sidney's
10. Urquhart's
Price: 11.59

Morvern: A Highland Parish (Paperback)

20. Morvern: A Highland Parish (Paperback)

Ref: 9781912476138

There must be very few corners left in the British Isles against whose picturesque and historical background so many dramas and epic tales have been played, but yet which so little has been documented. Such a place is Morvern - a roughly triangular-shaped peninsula lying west of Fort William and at the foot of the Great Glen. Immortalised by James MacPherson (as the home of Ossian, the Heroic Fingalian warrior), Tennyson and Scott, it is now a remote and little known part of what was Argyll lost in the anonymity of the Highland region.

Morvern: A Highland Parish (first published as Reminiscences of a Highland Parish) was so popular from its first appearance in 1867 that it went through many editions.

The value of Norman Macleod's book today lies in its encapsulation of the past, its humour, its evocation of the scenery of Morvern and surroundings, and its specific appreciation of the remarkable natural intelligence and concern for humanity. It speaks of Morvern, but describes a whole breed of West Highlanders. Even more importantly it clarifies the Highlander's own view of the Clan, a very necessary exercise at a time when notions of what a Clan is are romantically distanced from reality.
Price: 11.04

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