Faye is an improviser, performer, composer and teacher based in the North of England working across jazz, popular music and free improvisation to name a few.  Faye writes for and leads exploratory alt-rock-jazz trio Archipelago, fast gaining a reputation for their song forms interwoven with stories, improvisations and melodies. She is a current recipient of the Help Musicians UK ‘Peter Whittingham Development Award’, with which she is running ‘BETWEEN WAVES’; a collaborative project for female artists and Archipelago, taking place in September-October.

She performs and/or records with:

Archipelago, The Unthanks, Trio F-C-T, John Pope Quintet, Paul Smith, Ceitidh Mac, Kleevex, The Midnight Doctors, John Pope/Faye MacCalman duo, Ponyland

and, previously:

Zoe Rahman, Graeme Wilson, Ig Henneman, Olie Brice, Arun Ghosh