Calum MacKinnon

Calum MacKinnon, a native of Scotland, is highly sought after as a performer and as a teacher of Scottish fiddle. His musical expression ranges from the excitement and vigour of hard driving reels, jigs and strathspeys to the plaintive and sensitive treatment of the gaelic airs and laments.

Calum has taught fiddle throughout the US, Canada and in Scotland and Japan at such places as the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at Port Townsend, Washington, The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina and at the Mastery of Scottish Arts Winter School in Washington State.

Having lived in the US for over 45 years, his Scottish fiddling style has been influenced by Cape Breton, Old Time, Appalachian and other North American fiddle styles, many of which are variants of the Scottish tunes brought over in centuries past, but he still plays the old pipe reels and jigs that he brought over with him from Scotland. Calum lives in Edmonds, Washington with his wife Edna.