Colin MacIntyre is an award-winning musician who has written and produced six albums to date, having achieved two Top 20 albums under the name Mull Historical Society. He has toured worldwide, including with The Strokes, Elbow and REM, and has played all the major festivals. Born into a family of writers and storytellers, Colin grew up on the isle of Mull in the Hebrides but now lives in London.
Colin MacIntyre’s debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch, is one of our favourite novels of the year and has just won Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award.
Just ahead of the spookiest night of the year, Colin dropped in to talk folklore, headless horseman and mermaids.
Colin MacIntyre is an award-winning musician who has released six albums under the name Mull Historical Society
Colin’s debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch is set on the island of Mull, and tells a story about home and the leaving of it, about fathers and sons, and about an eccentric community steeped in generations of folklore and secrets. We caught up with Colin to find out a bit more about him.