Calum McIlroy

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Mandolin

Guitar

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A rising star in Scotland's traditional music scene...

Mandolincafe

Calum McIlroy is a guitarist, mandolin player, and singer from Aberdeenshire.

 

Through lyrical plectrum-focussed arrangements of traditional and original tunes, he has established himself as “a rising star in Scotland’s traditional music scene…” (Mandolincafe)

 

After reaching the final of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he released his debut EP, This Ill Deeds (2020), and was nominated for the Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

 

As well as performing with his trio, formed with Ruairidh Gollan (fiddle) and Megan MacDonald (accordion), Calum has appeared alongside the likes of Mike Vass; Anna Massie and Angus Lyon (Blazin’ Fiddles); and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Excellent music, both live and on record!

MIKE VASS

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Wonderful musicianship, great craic...

STUART MACPHERSON, Moniaive Folk Festival