Colin’s blog for the Scottish Book Trust about The Humdrum Drum and Fungus the Bogeyman!

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Colin has written a piece here for the Scottish Book Trust about writing his first book for children, The Humdrum Drum. In it he talks about one of his favourite children’s books, ‘Fungus The Bogeyman’, by Raymond Briggs. He has just launched The Humdrum Drum at Edinburgh International Book Festival — read all about the […]

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Colin at West Over Sea: Tobermory Book Festival ‘From Stage to Page’ in October

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I’m excited to be going home to perform at #WestOverSea – the very first Tobermory Book Festival – at Mull Theatre / Comar – Saturday 27th October — programme further below looks great. My event below: Colin MacIntyre: ‘From Stage to Page’: performing Mull Historical Society including from my brand new ‘Wakelines’ album, and reading from my debut […]

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New MHS video for ‘Wakelines’ premiered now at Clash Magazine

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Check out the Mull Historical Society video for new single ‘Wakelines’ premiered with Clash Magazine – HERE ‘Wakelines’ is a charming, fresh-sounding lyrical return with a slight undercurrent of sadness…” Click on the tour dates to PRE-ORDER the album! SEPT 20: GLASGOW, HUG & PINT – ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY (Venue change from CCA due to fire)SEPT 21: EDINBURGH, […]

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From Stage to Page

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**UPDATE: it was a really fun event I presented in May feat. fellow musician-paperback writers. Thanks to all for the great feedback — check out the new film below. There will be more of these events to come about jumping between creative cliffs! CM (Featured music: is the new MHS single ‘Wakelines‘)

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PRE-ORDER the new Mull Historical Society album / UK Tour / New BOOKS / HEAR first single

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Hello all, Very pleased to share my new Mull Historical Society album ‘Wakelines’ is now available to PRE-ORDER on LP/CD/DL (landing 21st Sept) on Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced by – and featuring – Mercury & Brit Award-winner Bernard Butler.  MHS UK Autumn Tour announced below! And two new books – my ‘Hometown Tales’ memoir, and ‘The Humdrum Drum‘, my children’s book with accompanying music CD – are now in the shops/online (more info […]

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Colin discusses his two new books on BBC Radio Scotland

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Colin has been chatting with Grant Stott on the BBC Radio Scotland Afternoon Show. A great interview about his Children’s Book ‘The Humdrum Drum‘, and also a live reading from his new ‘Hometown Tales‘ memoir:  ‘HOMETOWN TALES’ & ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’ ON BBC RADIO SCOTLAND ‘AFTERNOON SHOW’

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Colin’s article in The Scotsman: ‘The headless horseman of Mull helped make me who I am’ & Oban Times extract/feature

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Colin MacIntyre Article: The Scotsman: ‘The headless horseman of Mull helped make me who I am’ Oban Times feature & extract from Colin’s ‘Hometown Tales’ memoir June 2018 feature in August West Coast Review 2018  

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My Picture Book for Children ‘The Humdrum Drum’ is Published! (With FREE CD of songs)

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DRUM ROLL… MY PICTURE BOOK FOR CHILDREN ‘THE HUMDRUM DRUM’ IS OUT NOW! PUBLISHED BY THE WONDERFUL LITTLE DOOR BOOKS IT COMES WITH A FREE CD OF AUDIOBOOK AND SPECIALLY WRITTEN SONGS FROM ME! Meet ‘Drum’, the orchestra drum who is feeling very humdrum. This is a wonderfully colourful musical tale about teamwork and togetherness, featuring a cast of […]

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Mull Historical Society – UK Autumn ‘Wakelines’ Tour ANNOUNCED! – New album coming Sept!

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MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ‘WAKELINES’ UK AUTUMN TOUR – (FEATURING READINGS FROM COLIN’S NEW MEMOIR ‘HOMETOWN TALES: THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE’) NEW MHS ALBUM PRODUCED BY BERNARD BUTLER IS OUT 21 SEPT ON XTRA MILE RECORDINGS – MORE NEWS TO COME! BUY TICKETS SEPT 20: GLASGOW, HUG & PINT – ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY (Venue change from CCA due to fire)SEPT 21: EDINBURGH, PLEASANCE […]

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Colin discusses his new memoir with the Scottish Sunday Mail – two new books out this week!

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I’ve been discussing Alex Hurricane Higgins, David Byrne, and other tales in my new memoir ‘Hometown Tales: The Boy in the Bubble’ READ HERE PRE-ORDER ‘HOMETOWN TALES: THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE’ Hometown Tales: The Boy in the Bubble, available now at W&N Books, they say: it is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about […]

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Colin at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Children and Families Event ‘The Humdrum Drum’

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Colin MacIntyre & Catherine Thomann: The Humdrum Drum Edinburgh International Book Festival Thu 16 Aug 14:00 – 15:00 Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre £5.00 Prepare to get lively and loud with musical maestro Colin MacIntyre (most notable for Mull Historical Society, and his Edinburgh First Book Award-winning debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch) and illustrator Catherine […]

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