Calum is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist, now based in the beating heart of British music, Liverpool. Influenced by the likes of Paul Brady, Joan Baez and Woody Guthrie, he plays a subtle blend of Scottish, Irish and American folk music with captivating imagery and the lyrical maturity of a much more experienced songwriter. His guitar playing provides enough intricate melodic accompaniment to his singing that he can easily command a stage and captivate an audience on his own.
‘gifted musician, playing the guitar beautifully…’ - Liverpool Echo.
His 2019 release, ‘Maybe Half a Lifetime’, was named BBC Radio Folkscene’s ‘EP of 2019’ after a sell-out launch show in Liverpool. He followed this success up with support shows for the likes of Talisk, Kitty MacFarlane, Chloe Foy and Molly Tuttle, as well as numerous festival appearances, the most notable being Cambridge Folk Festival 2019.
Returning to live music in 2021 saw him play shows with some icons of the British folk scene, Martin Simpson, Emily Portman and Martin Carthy. He was also named as the 2021 winner of Purbeck Folk Festival’s Purbeck Rising competition that summer before returning to a triumphant headline show in the Iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront.
‘… a gifted songwriter with a voice to back it up’ - Folk Radio.
2022 saw his debut album ‘Footsteps on the Broken Road’ released in April to a sold-out Liverpool launch crowd and to widespread
acclaim, followed by a successful UK tour in April and May and a busy summer of festivals up and
down the country.
2023 has already seen him play on the main stage at the Great British Folk Festival and Love Folk Festival and with plenty more planned, it won’t be hard to find him wherever you are!