Congratulations to Cala who has been nominated in Up and Coming Artist of the Year sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2023. Vote for Cala now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 2nd December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Calum of Cala the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
We are a 6 piece band originating from Inverness. Half of us are now down studying at the RCS. We released our debut album ‘From the River’ in March of 2023.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
We have all been exposed to traditional music from a young age and met many people through it.
Any particular career highlights?
We particularly enjoyed Lorient Festival earlier this year, it was our first international gig and we had a great time.
What are your plans for the future?
Put on more of our own shows, travel more, release more music.
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The 2023 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are on the 2nd December 2023! You will be able to watch it live in person (buy a ticket here),Watch it live in the UK at 9pm (GMT) on BBC ALBA and and around the world here. Bands performing on Saturday 2nd December include Peatbog Faeries, Mànran, Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan, Duncan Chisholm Band, Joy Dunlop Band, Aberdeen SC&T Youth and more!
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians why not become a friend of Hands Up for Trad. In addition to our high profile events like the Scots Trad Music Awards, we also deliver a less well known, education programme for young people from 8yrs right through to young adults at the start of their careers. Read more here.