Concerto Caledonia brings to life the classical and traditional music of Scotland's history. The group’s fifteen albums include Robert Burns songs in their original versions, classical symphonies from Fife, and the unique sound of 18th-century Scottish-Italian crossover. Their current project, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band, has taken the Scottish country dances of the late 18th century to ceilidh nights in Glasgow basements and elegant balls in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, and as far afield as Helsinki and Adelaide.
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 album Late Night Sessions, and an exploration of the music of 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 with Purcell's Revenge, which showcased the diverse influences on Purcell's music.
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, 4 and 6music. Its contemporary recordings include music by Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Johnston, and Buzzcocks.
In 2019 the group has been exploring Scottish music in early Australian collections with the Universities of Southampton and Glasgow, recording video in Dalkeith Palace for Sydney Living Museums, and making an album for ABC Classics with Melbourne’s Evergreen Ensemble and musicians from the University of Sydney Conservatorium.