Calum Stewart and Heikki Bourgault at Edinburghs International Folk Club

A leading instrumentalist in Contemporary Traditional, British Isles, Europeanand World music, Calum Stewart is establishing a unique style along his way,the sound of his Wooden Flute being fundamental to this.Coming from a new generation of Breton musicians, Heikki Bourgaultstraditional yet modern, unique interpretations, push the limits of the opentuned guitar.Originally from the North of Scotland and brought up with the traditionalmusic of his native Morayshire, Calum Stewart has a developed a distinctivecontemporary-traditional voice. Through collaborations with a vast array ofmusicians from many different genres, in the UK and Internationally,Calum has absorbed many different influences on his musical journey.Formed through an excisting musical friendship, Calum Stewartand Heikki Bougault began their musical journey together in 2008.Rooted in Celtic music of the British Isles, Calum was brought up amongthe strong musical traditions of his native Scotland. Starting on the pennywhistle at a young age, Calum then moved onto the Wooden Flute.Whilst being dedicated to the traditional music of his home land,Calum is constantly searching for the voice that goes beyondborders and melodies which are not geographically cemented.Coming from a new generation of guitarists, Heikki embraces the strong traditionof Breton musicians, whilst pushing the boundaries of the open-tuned guitar.His knowledge of Fest Noz dance, both as dancer and musician, nourishes his composition inthe Breton style, whilst giving him a solid base to explore new ground.This urge to look beyond borders, pushing the limits,whilst respecting traditions is what brings Calum Stewart and Heikki Bourgault together :With old instruments, a new sound is forged.ÇIs it possible to play a wooden flute with youthful exuberance and virtuosity at the same time?It seems it is!È Folker! MagazineÇCalum has quickly reinforced himself as a master player of the Wooden FluteÈMick Tems, Taplas MagazineÇStewarts determination to take the flute out of its sonic tram-lines is the main featureof his debut album Ð a showcase of assertive technique and imaginative instrumental interplay.ÈNorman Chalmers, The ScotsmanÇCalum is a musician who manages to combine the search for fresh,new and innovative music with a deep commitment to tradition.ÈRab Adams

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  • A leading instrumentalist in Contemporary Traditional, British Isles, Europeanand World music, Calum Stewart is establishing a unique style along his way,the sound of his Wooden Flute being fundamental to this.Coming from a new generation of Breton musicians, Heikki Bourgaultstraditional yet modern, unique interpretations, push the limits of the opentuned guitar.Originally from the North of Scotland and brought up with the traditionalmusic of his native Morayshire, Calum Stewart has a developed a distinctivecontemporary-traditional voice. Through collaborations with a vast array ofmusicians from many different genres, in the UK and Internationally,Calum has absorbed many different influences on his musical journey.Formed through an excisting musical friendship, Calum Stewartand Heikki Bougault began their musical journey together in 2008.Rooted in Celtic music of the British Isles, Calum was brought up amongthe strong musical traditions of his native Scotland. Starting on the pennywhistle at a young age, Calum then moved onto the Wooden Flute.Whilst being dedicated to the traditional music of his home land,Calum is constantly searching for the voice that goes beyondborders and melodies which are not geographically cemented.Coming from a new generation of guitarists, Heikki embraces the strong traditionof Breton musicians, whilst pushing the boundaries of the open-tuned guitar.His knowledge of Fest Noz dance, both as dancer and musician, nourishes his composition inthe Breton style, whilst giving him a solid base to explore new ground.This urge to look beyond borders, pushing the limits,whilst respecting traditions is what brings Calum Stewart and Heikki Bourgault together :With old instruments, a new sound is forged.ÇIs it possible to play a wooden flute with youthful exuberance and virtuosity at the same time?It seems it is!È Folker! MagazineÇCalum has quickly reinforced himself as a master player of the Wooden FluteÈMick Tems, Taplas MagazineÇStewarts determination to take the flute out of its sonic tram-lines is the main featureof his debut album Ð a showcase of assertive technique and imaginative instrumental interplay.ÈNorman Chalmers, The ScotsmanÇCalum is a musician who manages to combine the search for fresh,new and innovative music with a deep commitment to tradition.ÈRab Adams
  • Reconnu comme un ŽlŽment moteur de la musique traditionnelleau Royaume-Uni et en Europe, Calum Stewart propose un style unique,fruit dune recherche constante sur le son de sa flžte traversire en bois.Guitariste issu de la nouvelle gŽnŽration de musiciens bretons,Heikki Bourgault travaille ˆ Žlargir le jeu de laccord ouvert en dŽveloppantun vocabulaire ˆ la fois personnel et sensible, et un sens de lharmonieinventif et inattendu.LŽchange entre les deux est enjouŽ, imaginatif et fŽcond.Jouant ˆ cache-cache avec des interprŽtations multiples de mŽlodiesoriginales, ils nous emmnent voyager dans lespace tempsˆ la re-dŽcouverte de nos racines traditionnelles.Aprs deux ans damitiŽ et de collaboration musicale,ils sortent leur premier album,avec comme invitŽ Jacky Molard au violon et ˆ lalto.Calum Stewart et Heikki Bourgault ont constituŽ leur duo en 2008,ˆ la faveur dÕune amitiŽ musicale existante.Les racines de Calum Stewart viennent de la musique celtique traditionnelledes ”les britanniques. Il a grandi au milieu des traditions Žcossaises.Il a dÕabord jouŽ du whistle, avant de passer ˆ la flžte traversireen bois (Wooden Flute) et ˆ la cornemuse irlandaise (Uilleann Pipes).Bien quÕil soit fortement enracinŽ dans sa musique traditionnelle de ses origines,Calum a toujours ŽtŽ ˆ lÕŽcoute dÕautres traditions, surtout celles de la France.Musicien professionnel depuis 2006, il a intŽgrŽ de nombreuses influences dÕautres pays,notamment de France et de Bretagne.Heikki Bourgault, qui appartient ˆ lÕavant-garde dÕune nouvelle gŽnŽrationde guitaristes bretons, sÕappuie sur la forte tradition des guitaristes franaismais sÕattache aussi ˆ repousser les limites de la guitare en accord ouvert.Sa connaissance de la danse de fest-noz, ˆ la fois comme pratiquant et comme musicien,nourrit sa composition en style breton traditionnel,tout en lui confŽrant une base solide en dÕautres genres.La volontŽ de regarder au-delˆ des frontires, de repousser les limitestout en respectant les traditions, voilˆ ce qui rŽunit Calum Stewart et Heikki Bourgault :avec des instruments anciens, le duo forge un son nouveau.
  • Gig takes Place at Pleasance Cabaret Bar on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 20.00£10, £8(conc), £6(members)http://www.calumheikki.com/home.html Please join us at the home of Edinburgh Folk Club, a Scottish Club with an International flavour.
  • This will be an excellent evening. Musicianship of high quality.We had Calum at the club a few years back and he was great even but now hes come on by leaps and bounds.
  • Calum and Heikki played at Aberdeen Folk Club a couple of months ago - best music Ive heard in a long time. Highly recommended - dont miss them.Kenny Hadden
  • Thanks Kenny for such a positive endorsement.
  • Trans Moray Firth/Bay of Biscay Sessions....
  • totally gutted to be double booked and unable to make this gig. Sending the other half though in my place!Please anyone though who can make it go... you will NOT regret it. Beautiful, beautiful music.
  • And another positive endorsement from me: Calum and Heikki were guests at The Northern Streams Festival in Edinburgh (run by Edinburgh & Lothians TMSA branch) a year or two back, and were very impressive then, so I hope to get along to see them again.
  • Excellent music from a very talented duo.Local musicians, both aspiring and established, along with many other local folkies were very conspicuous by their absence from this gig. What a shame. If they only made the effort to come along, they would have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and may even have learned something.
  • Yes, an excellent night: not empty, but not full either: but I think one of the biggest groups there were the guests friends/supporters. Had they not been there it would have been a bit thin on the ground.Great strathspey playing! And I won the CD so can hear some more!
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