New Album – ‘True North’

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About  Calum

Calum Stewart is an award winning Uilleann Piper, flautist and composer.

Calum’s distinct musical voice – expressed through the wild, shimmering sound of the Irish Uilleann Pipes, and the rich, powerful tones of the Wooden Flute, has been developed through collaborations within the Scottish and Irish traditions.

His most recent albums; True North (2023) and Tales from the North (2017) bring together traditional melodies and lyrical compositions, inspired by the landscape and heritage of Calum’s native North of Scotland.

In his trio, he is accompanied by the earthy resonance of the Double Bass and the vibrant rhythm of the Cittern, often enhanced and energised with the addition of percussive step dance, which underpins the rhythms of the traditional dance melodies.

Winner of the PDSK critics award 2023

MG ALBA Scottish Traditional Instrumentalist of the Year 2018


“An astounding Uilleann Piper … Music that runs as pure as a Highland stream.”ACOUSTIC Magazine.

“Seriously class playing.”BBC Radio Scotland.

“A musician of outstanding virtuosity… Mountain-air piping clarity.”Irish Music Magazine.

“Wonderfully accomplished!” PDSK Critics Award.

“Hits you right between the eyes. Outstanding”The Living Tradition.

“Calum Stewart joins the ranks of thoroughly modern Uilleann Pipers, who are steeped in their own tradition but cross borders to bring in other influences, and can write a damned fine tune”.Folk Radio

“A beautifully crafted piece of music in every sense”BBC Pipeline


Calum is also in demand as a recording and guest artist, having collaborated with a large variety of artists worldwide, including:

UK; The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Julie Fowlis, Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm, Nitin Sawhney

FRANCE; L’Héritage GOLDMAN (Michael Jones, Erick Benzi), Cécile Corbel, Gilles Servat, Jean-Michel Veillon, Nantes Philharmonie, Lilian Renaud

GERMANY; Angelo Kelly, The Kelly Family, Gregor Meyle, Santiano MTV Unplugged

USA; Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra

COMPOSERS; Howard Shore, John Powell, Thomas Newman, Klaus Badelt, Ruth Barrett, Haydn Bendall, Jody Jenkins, Frank Gallagher, Benjamin Ribolet / Belle Symphonie, Samuel Pegg, Cavendish Music, Jeff Lippencott

Lauréat du prix d’instrumentaliste écossais de l’année 2018, Calum Stewart déploie au uilleann pipes un style de jeu puissant et lyrique, qui s’inspire dans la musique traditionnelle écossaise, son pays d’origine. Sa voix musicale unique a été développée à travers des collaborations au sein des traditions écossaise et irlandaise.

“Phare de la scène traditionnelle écossaise”France Musique.