Calum MacCrimmon


Calum MacCrimmon is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of the award-winning folk band Breabach, who have released six albums and are one of this year’s Artists in Residence. Calum is also behind the folk-funk (or Flunk) crossover Man’s Ruin, comprised of five of Scotland’s leading exponents of experimental folk music. Since 2010, these cross-genre folk rebels have earned international recognition for their soul-twisting interpretations of modern folk and roots music on the contemporary stage. Whether it be folk, funk, country, rock or electronica they seamlessly blend styles through careful and considered musical craft work. The resulting effect is a semi-acoustic fireball of funk-flavoured folk. In 2014, Calum co-founded the Big Music Society with John Mulhearn. The organisation seeks to promote and present the ancient musical art form of ceól mòr on the modern concert stage with reimagined delivery of the material. An in-demand teacher and tutor, Calum also finds time to play with The Grit Orchestra, The Unusual Suspects, and Seudan.

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