A Moray musician who has played his traditional Scottish music all over the world will return home to perform his album inspired by the north of Scotland.
Calum Stewart was born and brought up in Garmouth and is a leading Uilleann Piper and used to be a member of the Fochabers Fiddlers.
He now lives and works in France as a full-time musician, with his playing style heavily influenced by his Highland roots.
His new album, Tales from the North, is inspired by the tales and history of Moray, Speyside and the Highlands and he is excited to come home to play it at gigs in Findhorn and Fochabers.
He said: “This gig is a homecoming for me, as Fochabers is just a few miles away from Garmouth and I’m looking forward to sharing the new album with everyone.
“I play local traditional music and I’m coming home with two band members, a double bass player and a cittern player and I’m very happy to come back and play.
Mr Stewart will be playing the Arc Sessions in Fochabers and Universal Hall in Findhorn on his return to Moray.
All of the songs on his album relate to this part of the world, including compositions about Randolph’s Leap, the Findhorn River and Sueno’s Stone in Forres.
He is looking forward to the local audience at his gigs recognising what his songs are about.
He added: “All of the tunes on the album are inspired by old places in the region, including the Cairngorms and the River Spey.
“I describe the album as music inspired by tales, history, legends, people and places of Northern Scotland.”
Having played at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Stewart has become well-known for his powerful and lyrical playing style and distinct musical voice.
With this being his first homecoming gig in two years, he wants to put on a good show.
He said: “People who haven’t heard my music before can expect to hear upbeat, driving, celtic, traditional music and I’m also be explaining a bit about the stories behind the songs.”
The Calum Stewart Trio is playing the Arc Sessions in Fochabers on Saturday, September 15 and in Universal Hall in Findhorn on Wednesday, September 19.
Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite.