The McCalmans were a folk song trio from Scotland. Formed in 1964, they recorded and toured without interruption up until they disbanded in December 2010.
Their performance was based on searing three part harmony, humour and a respect for the tradition of song in Scotland.
They have performed all over Europe, and in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Kenya, Belize and even the Falkland Islands.
In their native Scotland, they had six major TV series and countless BBC Network Radio series and appearances.
They produced some 22 LPs and CDs, not counting re-issues and compilations.
The McCalmans had five members in their history. Ian McCalman (born 1.9.1946, in Edinburgh), Hamish Bayne (born in Nairobi) and Derek Moffat (born near Dundee) were the original members. Hamish left the band in 1982 and was replaced by Nick Keir. Derek died as a result of cancer in 2001, and was replaced by long-term friend of the band Stephen Quigg.
All three members have separate projects. Ian runs a very successful recording studio, and Stephen and Nick work as soloists. Nick is also involved in acting and film-making.