2018..New Year...Great Concert...New Burns album!

Happy 2018!! and we hope it is a really wonderful year for each and every one of you!! 
Concerts… Concerts… Concerts!!
Special performances in January included the Big Burns Supper Festival in the Spiegetent, Dumfries… and Dougie’s very special solo concert to over 2,000 people on Wednesday 24th January in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during Celtic Connections 2018! 

"There’s only a very few performers that can hold an audience in the palm of their hands. There are even fewer who can do so in a venue with a 2,000+ audience such as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, all by themselves, with a handful of guitars, harmonica and a didgeridoo. One such artist is Scotland’s much loved troubadour, Dougie MacLean OBE." (Ross McFadyen, CMR Reviews)photo by Fraser MacDonaldand elsewhere... "alone on a huge stage with his huge audience stood an engaging and tremendous talent… the hours flew by as the rapt yet fully involved audience thrilled to MacLean’s superb musical and storytelling skills. Powerful…personal…5-star perfection!" 

Confirmed concerts for 2018 are coming in steadily now (February in Kircaldy, April in Dundee, May in Germany!!)…so keep an eye on the concert list  www.dougiemaclean.com and, to avoid disappointment, book early!!

Butterstone.TV is thriving and growing!
The December Festive Live Broadcast went down really well and on Monday 29th January many tuned in for our Butterstone Burns Night Special!! …. Once again there were loads of lovely comments from near and far…and yet more first time viewers which is always encouraging. Everyone loved the special lighting and Dougie’s choice of songs. Our global audience included viewers from many parts of the USA and Canada as well as Spain, Russia, Holland, New Zealand, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Israel, Denmark, Finland and many parts of Scotland! Sorry if I’ve missed any countries out!! 
As always both broadcasts (along with hundreds of hours of other great music!) are available for subscribers to view (or view again) 'on demand' at www.butterstone.tv If you've never tried Butterstone.TV why not come an join us...subscribe for just a month and try it out?

 Don’t forget our Butterstone Online Store 
We have compiled a beautiful album "Dougie MacLean - A Robert Burns Collection" which is now available for sale! 
Burns-Selection-coverw.jpgFor Dougie CDs (including Dougie’s "New Tomorrow" and "A Robert Burns Collection"!!) CD, DVDs, songbooks, my art prints and cards or the ever popular 'Caledonia' CD package!…remember our shop is the only way (apart from queueing up at concerts) of getting them signed. 

Enjoy the rest of the year wherever you are in the world!

November 2017 - News from Butterstone

Before anything else…take a minute and book now for Dougie’s special concert on Wednesday 24th January in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during Celtic Connections 2018! Tickets are selling fast and we have a feeling it’s going to be a very special night. Here's a link for buying tickets http://www.celticconnections.com/events/Pages/event.aspx?ev=5eef0c71-57e1-4b54-96b3-a815011a5131 

We’ve had a truly great run of concerts over the last few months…from 4 sold out concerts in the north east USA to sell-outs at the the Cornwall Festival in Wadebridge and the Banbury Festival in Oxfordshire, England. Then came our great concerts in Scotland from Findhorn and Strathpeffer in the north to New Galloway in the borders via Falkirk, Greenock, Paisley, Milngavie and ending in Cairndow, Loch Fyne! All fantastic audiences and really moving experiences.

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Confirmed concerts for 2018 are coming in steadily now…so keep an eye on the concert list on Dougie’s website https://www.dougiemaclean.com/index.php/tour-dates and, to avoid disappointment, book early!!

We’ve had some great broadcasts since our last summer newsletter!…from 3 different 'locations' at Butterstone! and wonderful responses to the latest October Live Broadcast which is of course now available for subscribers to view 'on demand' at www.butterstone.tv. Dougie was in great form! Our global audience included viewers from South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, France, Denmark, Norway and many other European countries and all parts of North America!...as well as all parts of the UK!

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And here's the set-list...
1. Distant Son
2. Dolina
3. The Place
4. Shadow of the Mountain
5. Little Ones Must Walk On
6. Hide in the Wind
7. Talking with My Father
8. Turning Away

And here are just a few of the dozens of October comments…
Lovely broadcast tonight, great song selection and voice and guitar work!. Thoroughly enjoyable – and very moving" (Ian and Leena, Finland)

Choice of songs amazingly spot on. Touched the hearts of many and something for everyone.
Loved this show…outstanding! (Joan, Ontario CANADA)

Enjoying the show from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Great choices and fantastic sound quality!
(Pete, England)

Loud and clear on the mobile phone in our motor home. It's a Wild and Windy night on this Yorkshire hilltop. (Trevor and June, ENGLAND)

The camera work is so well done! Love the pan of the whole room to see the other instruments, and the close up of His self! Brilliant!
Jim, Kentucky USA

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Don’t forget our Butterstone online store! It’s a really good idea to order really early any items you may want for Christmas or the New Year (especially Caledonia T-Towels, magnets and key-rings which many have discovered are easy and cheap to post to friends and relations!!).
For Dougie CDs, DVDs, songbooks, my art prints and cards or the ever popular 'Caledonia' CD package!…remember our shop is the only way (apart from queueing up at concerts of getting them signed….but please give us plenty of time to organise your orders at this time of year. Here's a link to make it easier for you.www.dougiemaclean.com/index.php/tour-dates

Enjoy the rest of the month wherever you are in the world!

Warm Regards,

Five years of broadcasting from Butterstone.tv!

 Our Butterstone.TV monthly Live Broadcasts have been running now for over 5 years! Begun just before Christmas 2011 with a programme featuring Dougie with great friends and musicians Greg Lawson and Pete Garnett they have unrolled over the years through all the seasons…filmed inside and outside in many different parts of Scotland with an array of special guests during that time.
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 Every programme has been memorable for one reason or another… from Dougie’s not-yet-quite world-famous 'show and tell' sessions to flown in short films of attacking bees or curious emus! Our global family viewing the Live Broadcasts has grown to include individuals and families from over 27 different countries spanning all the continents.

Because of the nature of the world’s time zones we have had feedback from folk watching very, very early in bed in New Zealand, on the bus on the way to work in Sydney at 6am in the morning, to others who watch at lunch-time in various parts of the USA and very late at night in India! For those who, for whatever reason, find it too difficult to watch live every programme is made available to view 'on demand' within about 24 hours.

We’ve had festive broadcasts…. from the first broadcast in December 2011 (Dougie with wonderful friends and musicians Greg Lawson & Pete Garnett) from the Old School at Butterstone to the most recent Christmas 2016 from the living room of our Old Schoolhouse!
1. First livestream Xmas 2011 2. Last Christmas 2016

Dougie to be one of the headliners at HebCelt 2017!

News release
Hebridean Celtic Festival

Issued: Wednesday, 21 December 2016


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

Sunday 3rd January
The Imperial, Eumundi QLD

Wednesday 13th January
The Clarendon Katoomba NSW

Friday 15th – Saturday 16th January         
Illawarra Folk Festival NSW

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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!

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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

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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