Dance Music


Quotes from workshop attendees

Scottish Fiddle Course
Swannanoa Gathering 2002
Calum is highly regarded as a teacher of Scottish Fiddle and of Scottish Dance Music.

He has taught Scottish fiddle throughout the US and Canada and in Scotland and Japan, including residential workshops at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Washington State, at The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, the CTMS Summer Solciste Festival in Southern California and at the Feis gaelic music festivals in Tiree and in Seattle. In 2003 he taught master classes in Scottish Fiddle at the prestigious Mastery of Scottish Arts Winter School in Washington state along with Alasdair Fraser.

With Lisa Scott and Angus Grant
Fiddle Tunes 2002
As a competition judge, he has conducted fiddle workshops for competitors at numerous highland games across the US, has coached several US Scottish Fiddling national champions and has been a judge at the US National Scottish Fiddling Competition on five occasions.

As an accomplished dance musician, Calum has also taught Scottish Dance Music courses for dance musicians around the country including the Pinewoods and Ramblewood dance camps, the The Pearl Holmberg School in Vancouver BC, and in Tokyo. For several years, Calum has coached and directed the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra for the annual Gleneagles Ball in Vancouver BC.

Calum has combined his lifelong interest in the history of Scotland with his musical background to conduct workshops and lectures on the historical roots of the music and the interplay between the music and other aspects of Scottish and European culture.

Beginners Fiddle Class
Tiree Feis 1998