Concerto Caledonia bring to life the classical and traditional music of Scotland's history. Their current project is Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band, playing the dance tunes of the late 18th century for ceilidh nights in Glasgow basements and elegant balls in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.
The group’s thirteen CD recordings include Robert Burns songs in their original versions, classical symphonies from Fife, and the unique sound of 18th-century Scottish-Italian crossover. Contemporary recordings include music by Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Johnston and The Buzzcocks. The album Mungrel Stuff was a Sunday Times Record of the Year, and besides appearing regularly on BBC Radio 3, the group has also been broadcast on Radios 1, 2, and 4.
Live collaborations at the Edinburgh International Festival have included the story of Orpheus with extreme cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies, a four-concert series of historical Scottish music which became the live CD Late Night Sessions, and an exploration of the music of the 17th-century Scottish mercenary Tobias Hume. Revenge of the Folksingers, a 2010 project and recording bringing together traditional and early music at an Aldeburgh Residency, was followed in 2015 by the release of Purcell's Revenge, showcasing the diverse influences on Purcell's music.