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  • Purcell in Aldeburgh, 2013
    "To say that Concerto Caledonia's album veers between maddening and utterly joyous is to put them well ahead of the curve." Gramophone
  • Tobias Hume project, 2012 (photo: Alex Woodward)
    "Concerto Caledonia deliver early music with a panache that is impeccably informed, beautifully refined, yet ignited by a cheeky and compelling charm." The Scotsman
  • Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band, 2015
    "nothing so much as a good jamming session among friends, albeit one on period instruments" The Herald
  • recording, Aldeburgh 2010
    "This is life-enhancing stuff – guaranteed to put a spring into the heaviest, most jaded of steps." theartsdesk.com
  • in the gutter, 2003
    "Concerto Caledonia deliver early music with a panache that is impeccably informed, beautifully refined, yet ignited by a cheeky and compelling charm." The Scotsman
24 Oct 2020
07:30PM -
Corelli's legacy in Scotland
St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
16 Nov 2019
07:30PM -
Corelli's legacy in Scotland
Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh G84 8TR
29 Sep 2019
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Fall Any Day Now
Brunton Auditorium, Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Sackville, NB
28 Sep 2019
03:00PM -
Greenberg/McGuinness duo
All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford, NS

Concerto Caledonia brings to life the classical and traditional music of Scotland's history. The group’s fifteen albums include Robert Burns songs in their original versions, classical symphonies from Fife, and the unique sound of 18th-century Scottish-Italian crossover. Their current project, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band, has taken the Scottish country dances of the late 18th century to ceilidh nights in Glasgow basements and elegant balls in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, and as far afield as Helsinki and Adelaide.

Live collaborations at the Edinburgh International Festival have included the story of Orpheus with extreme cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies, a four-concert series of historical Scottish music which became the live album Late Night Sessions, and an exploration of the music of 17th-century Scottish mercenary Tobias Hume. Revenge of the Folksingers, a 2010 project and recording bringing together traditional and early music at an Aldeburgh Residency, was followed in 2015 with Purcell's Revenge, which showcased the diverse influences on Purcell's music.

The album Mungrel Stuff was a Sunday Times Record of the Year, and besides appearing regularly on BBC Radio 3, the group has also been broadcast on Radios 1, 2, 4 and 6music. Its contemporary recordings include music by Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Johnston, and Buzzcocks.

In 2019 the group has been exploring Scottish music in early Australian collections with the Universities of Southampton and Glasgow, recording video in Dalkeith Palace for Sydney Living Museums, and making an album for ABC Classics with Melbourne’s Evergreen Ensemble and musicians from the University of Sydney Conservatorium.