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David McCallum

David McCallum (1897- 1972) from Kilsyth was to become an extremely successful classical musician, eventually leading the Scottish Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Mantovani's Orchestra. He released several recordings of Scottish selections during his career. In 1965 he appeared on television at Hogmanay playing the tunes of Scott Skinner; this was met with such a positive reaction that an EP was issued of Skinner tunes in 1966. Some of David McCallum's recordings are listed below


David McCallum The Scottish Fiddler (PYE NEP 24256, 1966)

Side One:
01 Forbes Morrison/Mackenzie Hay
02 The Spinning Wheel/Brides Reel
Side Two:
01 The Kerrie Kebbuck/The Miller O' Hirn
02 Spey In A Spate/The Baker

David McCallum (fiddle)


Matrix Titles Label No.
DAVID McCALLUM (fiddle); with unknown piano. London, September 1927
WE-1533-1 The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord (J S Skinner)/The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre/The £10 Fiddle (J S Skinner) Parlophone E3429
WE-1534-1 The Road to the Isles/The Laird of Drumblair (J S Skinner)/The Marquis of Tullybardine Parlophone E3430
WE-1537-1 The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond/Inveraray Castle/Flowers of Edinburgh Parlophone E3433
WE-1545-1 The Bonnie Lass o' Ballochmyle/Ye Banks and Braes Parlophone E3433
DAVID McCALLUM (fiddle); with George Short (piano). London, January 1928
Z-309 Flowers of the Forest/Mrs McLeod Broadcast S.7
Z-317 Piper of Dundee/Marquis of Huntly's Farewell/Highland Whisky/High Level Hornpipe Broadcast S.7

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