The latest in an on-going series of interviews with people who have made a big and lasting contribution to folk music, Gavin speaks to Ian McCalman about the history and the music of The McCalmans.
The McCalmans’ first formed in 1964 when Ian met Derek Moffat and Hamish Bayne at Edinburgh College of Art and the rest as we say is history.! They released 24 albums in their own right, having toured the world and Paisley, had just a couple of changes in the line up – Hamish left in 1982 and Nick Keir joined, when Derek passed away in 2001 and Stephen Quigg then joined the band. They finally disbanded in 2010 after 46 years on the road!!!.
Ian in his own write is a singer songwriter – writing from the humorous look on life, to political, and to the love of his homeland. Is a trained photographer. Recording and producing over 100 album from his own studio, producer of the stunning Far Form Ypres show in 2012 – it’s tour and CD released by Greentrax in 2018. Still singing and still as he says ‘a long distance driver with a gig at the end of the road’ AND I’m sure with many a tale to tell!
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