A rising Scottish folk star – Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio

A wonderful songwriter” – Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio USA

“A great, hard-working singer-songwriter with a story tell” – Del Osei-Owusu, PlatinumMind

Calum is a fantastic songwriter with a great vocal.  A great star of the folk scene” – Mark Speller, ThisIsTheMusic

NEW SINGLE – It’s 4am…

“Calum has again come up with something special with It’s 4am…” – Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio
Calum Baird is always an interesting and thought provoking songwriter, and this is the latest example of that” – Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae!


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Live at The Red Shed, Wakefield

Friday, June 2nd



Live at Glastonwick Festival

Sunday, 4th June

Tickets SOLD OUT


Culture Matters Review: It’s 4am…

It takes skill to write thought-provoking, politically-themed songs that keep people listening and not switching off


Selected Works on sale in HMV Edinburgh NOW


Stream and download the Exiles Soundtrack

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Exiles is an award-winning feature film written by Victoria McNulty and scored by Calum Baird

Perspectives Unbound: A Musician’s view of initiatives that would help the artworld recover from the shock of Coronavirus

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Conter: After lockdown: a fight for cultural democracy by Calum Baird


Image: Detail from Diego Rivera, Mike Steele

Play now on Bandcamp

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Upcoming Shows

All shows are free unless stated otherwise
Friday, May 26th
1912, Bathgate, 9pm
Sunday, 28th May
Word Up, The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow, 8pm
Friday, 2nd June
The Red Shed, Wakefield, 8pm
Sunday, 4th June
Glastonwick Festival, Church Farm, West Sussex – SOLD OUT
Saturday, 10th June
The Tap Music Lounge, Edinburgh, 8pm
Saturday, 17th June
1912, Bathgate, 9pm
Tuesday, June 20th
White Hart Inn, Edinburgh, 9:30pm
Saturday, July 8th
Music in the Community, Saughton Park, Edinuburgh, 1:30pm
Wednesday, 23rd August
Live at Culture For The Many with Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Loach, New Town Theatre, Edinburgh, 9:20pm.
Award-winning director Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn discuss the importance of the arts and culture, what the arts means to them personally and why we need to democratise access to cultural industries. Hosted by comedian and historian Susan Morrison, with live music from singer-songwriter Calum Baird and poetry from Rosa Moxham.
More shows to be added