Ian McCallum

Ian McCallum (born September 1965) is an English guitarist and songwriter.

Ian McCallum
Ian McCallum in 2004
Background information
BornSeptember 1965
Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
GenresRock, punk rock
Occupation(s)Guitarist, songwriter
Associated actsStiff Little Fingers

Early life

He was born in Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and supports Scottish football club Rangers.[1]


McCallum started writing and touring in the early 1980s. He plays guitar for Stiff Little Fingers,[2][3] and is also a recording artist in his own right.

He is a fan of the English folk-rock band Lindisfarne, and played guitar for them on one occasion when Simon Cowe was unavailable. He also co-wrote, with Lindisfarne member Alan Hull, the band's single "We Can Make It". Additionally, McCallum's album Take Me as I Am (1997) features a cover of the Lindisfarne song "Heroes" (from their album Dance Your Life Away (1986)) and a tribute to Hull  "Song for Alan".


As McCallum

  • Left Handed (1988)
  • Big Bigg Market (1992)
  • Take Me As I Am (1997)

With Stiff Little Fingers

See also


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Irish punks in town". Scarborough Evening News. 17 December 1997. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  3. Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 655–657. ISBN 978-0-87930-607-6. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
Preceded by
Henry Cluney
Guitarist for Stiff Little Fingers (alternating with Dave Sharp)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dave Sharp/Ian McCallum
Guitarist for Stiff Little Fingers
Since 1994
Succeeded by

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