Calum Kennedy was one of the best loved Scottish singers of his generation. His prize-winning voice remains one to bring tears to the eye. Calum was born in the Lochs area of Lewis in 1928. He once had ambitions to be a doctor but instead turned his attention towards a musical career
Since winning a Gold Medal at the Mod in 1955, Calum Kennedy has been close to Scottish Hearts. His ability to beautifully express the emotion of a song and his unmistakeable highland lilt combine to make him one of the most successful and popular of our Scots singers. Calum is indeed a performer whose voice and personality made him a welcome visitor in lands far removed from his own.
Calum Kennedy died on April 16th 2006 after a long illness.