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Born in rural Galloway in Scotland, and now residing in Liverpool, Calum Gilligan has made large strides in the British Folk Scene in recent years. From supporting the likes of Kitty McFarlane, Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson, releasing an EP (BBC Radio Merseyside FolkScene’s EP of 2019) to launching a well-received Debut Album in 2022, this artist described as ‘gifted’ by Folk Radio is only growing in reputation and confidence with every step he takes. With two national tours under his belt, filling venues from London to Liverpool and Bristol to York, and with new music due for release in 2024, he would be well worth keeping a keen eye on.

His self-penned songs often reflect a longing for the wild beauty of his childhood home, as well as taking us with him on his journey through parenthood, life, love and loss. Emotionally charged and earnestly delivered, there is rarely a dry eye at one of his live shows.

When not touring Calum is usually at home in Liverpool with his wife Nuala and their young daughters Esmé and Poppy and can be found wandering the parks and green spaces of Merseyside searching for a piece of that green, leafy peace that he dreams of...

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