Congratulations to Calum MacCrimmon who have been nominated in Trad Video of the Year sponsored by Threads of Sound in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Calum MacCrimmon of Calum MacCrimmon the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I am a Scottish-Canadian instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. I am best known as a founding member of Breabach but have performed in many other cross genre acts over the years.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
I started piping as a boy because my father and grandfather played the instrument – The music was always around me. The contemporary trad scene in Scotland is incredibly diverse and have enjoyed collaborating with various acts and artists over the last 15 years.
Any particular career highlights?
I have many fond memories from Celtic Connections Festival Club. Various amazing sessions and some really exciting late night club performances. Too many to list…okay, crowd surfing in the Art School club in 2018
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to do a 2nd solo album. It will definitely be a mixture of songs as well as tunes. Might be a little funk influence.
The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Na Trads 2020, will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on 12th December 2020 at 9pm where the award winners will be announced along with specially recorded music performances. During the day on Saturday the 12th, you will be able to watch from 1pm til 9pm a day of live Scottish trad music including Kinnaris Quintet, Dallahan, Inyal, Paul McKenna Band, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth and many more here https://youtu.be/amByvVzxl5E. Keep up to date with all the latest information by joining the Hands Up for Trad newsletter at https://handsup.link/Newsletter or use the hashtags #natrads #HUFTonline.
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