Book The Scotsman as a soloist, duo, trio or ceilidh caller for events all around Australia
"A talented, multi-skilled performer who adds charm, humour and vibrancy to any musical programme"
Director, Launceston Ukulele Jamboree
Graeme 'The Scotsman' McColgan is a Scottish musician and ceilidh caller who swapped the dreich drizzle of Scotland for the sunny shores of Sydney.
Graeme spends much of his time in Tasmania performing with his band The Stovies with whom he recorded Distant Shores.
You can book The Scotsman as a soloist, full band, or a ceilidh caller for any size of event.
Recorded in the specatular Tasmanian countryside, The Scotman & The Stovies’ debut album is a captivating compilation of beloved Scottish folk songs that beautifully encapsulate the essence of Graeme's cherished homeland.
Graeme has a true passion for Celtic music, captivating crowds with a distinct blend of traditional folk and contemporary influences.
He performs as a soloist as well as in numberous bands in Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria
Get in touch via the link below to discuss your event and how The Scotsman can make it truely unforgettable
Ceilidh dancing, if you didn't already know, is the Scottish equivalent of an Australian Bush dance which focuses on accessibility and community
Graeme, a ceilidh caller/instructor for more than two decades, running events around the world for commuity groups to weddings through to large festival ceilidhs
Graeme has over 20 years experience running corporate events and weddings through to intimate house concerts.
Graeme has built a large network of Scottish and Celtic businesses and resources around Australia and can help with everything from venue hire to catering, musicians, pipers and venue hire.
He can even do a crackin' Address to the Haggis for your Burns supper
Have an idea for an event but don’t know where to start?
"Graeme McColgan was a magnificent addition to our 2023 Launceston Ukulele Jamboree Lineup. His vocal styling and easy rapport with his audeinces quickly endeared him to our attendees, along with the beautiful song choices ranging from evocative Celtic ballads to humorous ditties from his home country.
Graeme's warmth and eagerness to provide a quality viewing experience has endeared him to everyone!"
Festival Director, Launceston Ukulele Jamboree
"Graeme truly made it an evening to remember!...Ukulele playing, impromptu highland dancing, rattlin bogs, laughter and joy is what it was all about! Couldn't have asked for more! Graeme, you rock. Kate and I are so lucky to have had you play and help celebrate our special day."
Andy Neary, Sydney
"We had the pleasure of seeing Graeme perform here in Launceston on Friday night and he had the whole crowd singing along. It was brilliant! A really lovely, genuine fella with a passion for performing the songs of his homeland, and providing entertainment for a wide demographic."
Jackie Anifandis, Tasmania
"As a performer, I have watched Graeme enchant audiences, large and small... ranging from street-busking to main-stage entertainment. His natural charisma, and ability to engage audiences of all ages, is a credit to his skill and spontaneity.
As an event organiser, Graeme is reliable, accommodating and flexible... and has been a pleasure to work with."
Petar Grulovic, The Red Lion Tavern, Glencoe
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