McCalmans Scottish folk singers, song writers, talkers, travellers, friends. Formed 1964 whilst architecture students. Pubs/clubs. First album 1967. Multiple TV series. Concerts. Tours in UK, Denmark, rest of Europe, world. "Best live act" award, "Hall of Fame", 26 albums, recorded 400 songs, retired 2010. Only ever three in the Macs' line-up. Total five musicians in 46 years: Ian McCalman, Hamish Bayne, Derek Moffat, Nick Keir, Stephen Quigg. Some got lost along the way.
"The McCalmans" retired in 2010 but the memory lingers on. Stephen is very successful with his concerts and tours, often singing with his wife Pernille. Ian writes songs and stage productions ("Ypres") and spends time recording others in his studio. Hamish makes concertinas in Orkney and is still a wonderful player of the instrument.
A great and emotional year for "Far, Far From Ypres":
What a great 5 days the cast had in France. Many thanks to all involved in the trip. The hospitality was superb and the performances were second to none.
Greenock's Beacon Theatre, on October 5th, turned out to be the surprise package of the year. Yet again we had a wonderful audience and the reaction to the performance was extremely moving.
Glasgow Concert Hall, Perth Concert Hall, The Queens Hall, The Beacon Theatre (Greenock) and Bordeaux made the year, 2014, very special for the production, "Far Far From Ypres", and those who performed in it. Also, more than 70 scripts were sent out to those interested in presenting local performances of the production.
Scripts of "Ypres" are free and will be sent to those requesting them via email. Contact this site if you would like a script.
Nick's music was of great importance to him and us, so we'll keep up the news of his fine new album.
Probably the best way to order this album is to contact this website and we'll try to track one down for you.
The Edge of Night (LRK004)
"Peatbog Soldiers", recorded, 1979 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwwPTjadv8
A silly video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hTroqFrwms
"McCalmans' Final Concert Uncut + The Good Old Days"
Run-time of 2hours 45 minutes, High Definition plus old Macs' archive footage.
"Superb", "brilliantly produced", "excellent", "the quality is stunning", "wonderful archive footage", "perfect momento",
Actual quotes from buyer's comments and reviews......honest! Ian
The McCalmans' compilation double album "The Greentrax Years" was released on January 6th 2010. The price is the same as a single album but for that price, you get 47 tracks of McCalmans' magic from Ian, Nick, Stephen, Hamish and Derek.
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