Niamh MacKaveney & Calum McIlroy

A duo comprising of two of Scotland’s finest emerging traditional artists, Calum Mcilroy and Niamh MacKaveney have come together with a joint vision to deliver high quality performances of the traditional music they love.

On mandolin, guitar, and vocals, Calum demonstrates his intricate flat-picking and distinct skill in composition of lyrical melodies and narrative song. He was a finalist in the 2020 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician competition, gained his Honours Degree in Traditional Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and is seen performing nationwide with his own trio.

Niamh MacKaveney graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree, studying violin under the tuition of Greg Lawson and Gabi Maas, and Gaelic song under the guidance of Mairi MacInnes. Whilst studying, Niamh developed a flare for many different traditional music styles and ways to incorporate them into the medium of Gaelic song and since graduating, Niamh has toured in Europe with Ailie Robertson's Traditional Spirits and performs regularly with Glasgow based folk trio 'ELÍR'. Prior to moving to Glasgow to study music, Niamh had already achieved numerous Gold medals in the National and local Mod competitions and is a regular tutor with Feisean nan Gàidheal.

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