Wallace Calvert Music
- Cellist - Concertinist - Tutor -
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Wallace is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and tutor from the West of Scotland. He was introduced to traditional music by his first cello teacher at the age of seven, through a book of fiddle tunes. As such, Wallace has found joy in playing folk melodies since the early stages of his mostly classical training, until higher education. He found his passion for folk and traditional music through CD’s and workshops, and has since gone on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in traditional music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Wallace has played the cello for eighteen years, the concertina for ten years, and the harmonica for six years. He first gained experience in performing while playing with youth orchestras and folk ensembles such as the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and The Northumbrian Ranters, touring around the country as well as internationally. He has also played for weddings and functions from the age of twelve with his older brother, a fiddle player. It was around this formative time that Wallace began to teach himself anglo concertina, and he later took up harmonica and mandolin after moving to Glasgow.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Wallace recorded over a hundred traditional, modern, and self-penned tunes, a challenge that has seen him move from East Dunbartonshire to Northumberland.