Summer McCall

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Summer McCall

Festival Director of the Boston Celtic Music Festival


Summer McCall is a Northern Californian raised in the traditional Scottish music & dance scene of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Her extroverted and effervescent nature has led her down a global network of Celtic/Folk artists. As a Celtic cellist, fiddler, and dancer, she found her way to Boston MA for the traditional music scene in September 2019 to further her passions and musical upbringing. Her current endeavors consist of festival directing the Boston Celtic Music Festival (BCMFest), band management/booking agent, co-founder of Ministry of Folk (LLC), a regular session musician on fiddle, babysitter to folk-stars, and Scottish ceilidh dance calling.

With an enthusiastic and infectious love for movement, Summer has long-standing experience and joy calling traditional dances for Scottish ceilidhs (pronounced kālē). With a background of over 20 years of experience dancing ballet, modern, middle eastern, Irish/Scottish step dancing, and tap, calling for dances came naturally in her early teens. Starting as a caller at Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp in 2012 she has since been asked to lead dances at various fiddle camps around the country, private events, the KVMR Celtic Festival, Boston Celtic Music Festival, and throughout Europe. 

From September 2020-July 2023, she worked for the legendary folk venue Club Passim in Cambridge, MA as their Marketing & Membership Manager, co-facilitator in the initiative of the DEIB program – The Folk Collective, and Festival Director of BCMFest. She has continued to work as an independent contractor with Club Passim as the Festival Director.

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