Colin MacIntyre is a multi-award-winning musician, producer, author and playwright. He has released eight acclaimed albums to date, most notably under the name Mull Historical Society, having achieved two UK Top 20 albums and four Top 40 singles, since his Gold-selling debut album, ‘Loss’. His new MHS album, ‘Wakelines’, has been produced by Mercury and Brit-Award winning Producer Bernard Butler. His debut novel ‘The Letters of Ivor Punch’ (W&N/Orion) won the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award, was shortlisted for The Guardian’s 2015’s Not The Booker, and he has just adapted it for the stage. He has been voted Scotland’s Top Creative Talent at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, as well as into the Greatest Scottish Artists of All Time public poll, and has toured worldwide, including with The Strokes, Elbow and REM, and has played all the major festivals. He has performed live on the U.S. College radio circuit, on Radio 4, 6Music, Radio 1, Radio 2, MTV, Later With Jools Holland and the Jonathan Ross Show, among many others. Colin has collaborated with those as diverse as King Creosote, U.K. Political legend Tony Benn, and ‘Trainspotting’ creator Irvine Welsh. His new memoir, ‘Hometown Tales: The Boy in the Bubble’ (W&N Books), and his first book for children, ‘The Humdrum Drum’ (Little Door Books) with accompanying CD of songs and audiobook, were published in June.
Born into a family of writers and storytellers, Colin is a descendant of the Gaelic warrior-poet, Duncan Ban MacIntyre, and grew up on the isle of Mull in the Hebrides (pop. 2,500 people, 26,268 sheep).