Dougie to be one of the headliners at HebCelt 2017!

News release
Hebridean Celtic Festival

Issued: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

DOUGIE MACLEAN HEADS SIX NEW ACTS IN CHRISTMAS CRACKER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HEBCELT FANS

Dougie MacLean, one of Scotland’s most revered singer songwriters, is making a return to the Hebridean Celtic Festival next year, more than two decades after he helped launch the event which has become one of Scotland’s most successful music festivals.

MacLean, who appeared at the first HebCelt in 1996 and is in the festival’s Hall of Fame, will take his solo show to Stornoway in 2017.

He said “HebCelt is rightly regarded as one of the best festivals because of its unique setting, the wonderful atmosphere and great music programme.  

I have a long connection to the island of Lewis and to the festival, dating back to the very first event, and it’s always a real joy to return to see so many friends and perform to the brilliant HebCelt audiences.”   

Dougie MacLean Returns to Australia!

Acclaimed Scottish Singer Songwriter Dougie Maclean returns to Australia this December and January, for brief run of shows including the 2015/16 Woodford and Illawarra Folk Festivals! Dougie MacLean's festival and concert dates are:

Tuesday 29th – Friday 1st December
Woodford Folk Festival QLD
www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

Sunday 3rd January
The Imperial, Eumundi QLD
www.oztix.com

Wednesday 13th January
The Clarendon Katoomba NSW
www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

Friday 15th – Saturday 16th January         
Illawarra Folk Festival NSW
www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Dougie MacLean in Concert
Dougie MacLean in Concert 

Great concert added in to July tour in England!

A concert in St Albans at the Alban Arena on Saturday 25thhas been added to the list of wonderful venues on Dougie's July Tour. He's also performing in The Sage, Gateshead on Tuesday 21st, the East Riding Theatre, Beverley on Wednesday 22rd, The Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury on Thursday 23rd and The Apex, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Sunday 26th July.

We are looking forward to covering some territory in the trusty camper/tourbus "Caledonia 2" bearing lots of CDs, DVDs, songbooks, artprints and ...yes...Caledonia T-shirts and T-towels etc! See you all there!

St Albans Concert PosterSt Albans Concert Poster

Perthshire Amber 2015 - new website and concert programme!

Friday 10th April 2015

Today's the day for the new website www.perthshireamber.com is going online to reveal the Perthshire Amber Festival 2015 programme of concerts!! What great musicians will Dougie and the team be bringing together for you this autumn? All will be revealed when you visit the site and have a browse! Remember to refresh your screen and/or empty your cache or you might end up viewing the 2014 artists! Tickets for the 2015 festival will be on sale next Tuesday 14th April from 4pm (UK time).

You may want to visit and LIKE the Perthshirec Amber Festival FaceBook as well https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perthshire-Amber-The-Dougie-MacLean-Festival/130180963703717

Dougie opening Perthshire Amber 2014Dougie opening Perthshire Amber 2014

Live Stream with Blazin' Fiddles March 31st at 8pm (UK time)!!

We are thrilled to be welcoming one of Scotland's finest bands to Butterstone for a Live Stream on www.butterstone.tv 
Come and join our global family! Subscribe now and tune in to www.butterstone.tv for the next Live Broadcast on Tuesday 31st March at 8pm (UK time). We are pleased to announce that Dougie will have the wonderful Blazin' Fiddles with him for some tunes, songs and chat. Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on keyboard to deliver a musically intoxicating blend.

Don't forget to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the show to let us know where you are watching from... You may even get a mention from Dougie on the broadcast!!

 

 

 

Robert Burns Special on Butterstone.tv!

Hi everyone! It's time to come out of hibernation and announce our first Live Broadcast from Butterstone for 2015! Next Wednesday 28th January at 8pm(UK time). Dougie has long been an admirer of the wonderful songs of Robert Burns and so if you have a favourite Burns song that has been arranged by Dougie, this is your chance to to request it! Just email me at www.butterstone.com or leave a comment on the Butterstone Broadcasting Facebook

"Ca the Yowes" is my total favourite...but there are lots ...Green Grow the Rashes, Ae Fond Kiss, Slave's Lament, Heiland Harry...there are loads! Make sure you're subscribed in time go to www.butterstone.tv and let us know where you're watching from. Come and join our global family ...and spread the word. Cheers, Jenny

 

A Brilliant Year for Dougie so far!! August News.

Dougie MacLean featured on the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Line-up alongside Kylie Minogue, Deacon Blue and Lulu!
 
As he celebrates his 40th year as a touring musician, Dougie MacLean, one of Scotland’s most successful singer songwriters,  was one of the main performers at the Closing Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park on Sunday August 3rd playing to an estimated global audience of over 1 billion in 71 countries! In fact he had the honour of musically ending the 'Games' with his song "Caledonia" (performed with his band) followed by "Auld Land Syne" where he was joined by Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue as well as massed pipes and drums!

Dougie sings Caledonia at Hampden during Closing Ceremony

Latest Clunie Concert 2014 News!

Stop Press!!...19th April 2014....Friday concert SOLD OUT! Saturday concert SOLD OUT...only Sunday 9 tickets left. BOOK NOW!!!

In 2014 we are again organising 3 Clunie concerts at Easter (Fri 18th, Sat 19th and Sun 20th April). Tickets are now on sale. You can buy online CLICK HERE  or book by phoning Dougie's office with your credit or debit card on 01350 724261 (Mon- Fri between 11am and 6pm).This year's three Easter Clunie Concerts are selling tremendously with folk already booked from Holland, Germany, the USA and England … from Glasgow and other parts of Scotland as well as Perthshire locals.

Clunie Village Hall

2014 off to a good start!

photowebThe year began at the atmospheric and historic Stirling Castle where as part of the Hogmanay celebrations a crowd of 5,000+ joined in with Dougie's powerful performance of "Caledonia" just before the bells!
Then a few weeks later the dramatic new venue the SSE Hydro was the scene for the Celtic Connections International Burns Concert where, within a programme full of wonderful musicians, Dougie with the RSNO performed stunning versions of Burns' songs "Ca' the Yowes" and "Heiland Harry" as well as Dougie's much loved "This Love Will Carry".

Two exciting projects that Dougie is working on at present

The first is the recording of a wonderful collection of his songs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to tie in with their performance together in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on June 6th. This to be released on Linn Records.

He is also writing a new work called "The Perthshire Cantata", commissioned by Perth Festival of the Arts, which will expand the much-loved "Perthshire Amber Suite" with wonderful songs and arrangements into a full evening of music. This will be premiered in Perth Concert Hall on  June 1st!