Born in Scotland to Hebridean parents, Calum spent his early years growing up on the Isle of Tiree. He started fiddling at eight years old and made his first broadcast performance on BBC Radio at age twelve. As a young engineer, Calum came to America in 1966, and today, having given up Boeing for bowing, is a full time fiddler.
The infectious energy and sensitivity of Calums playing makes him highly sought after as a performer and a teacher. He was the runner up in the 1988 US Scottish Fiddling National Championships, has since judged the Nationals on five occasions and has coached several National Champions. His busy schedule of playing for dances, concerts and teaching workshops have taken him across the US and Canada and to Scotland, England and Japan.