May 2021 Newsletter - Dougie Maclean Live 86 & Perthshire Amber News

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Perthshire Amber Festival 2021 - latest news 12/05/2021

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Our Perthshire Amber Festival is not happening in 2021...

After lots of deep and sometimes painful thought and consideration we have to announce that tickets will not be going on sale for our Perthshire Amber Festival 2021. There are just too many uncertainties surrounding the global pandemic, international travel, social distancing, availability of event insurance etc etc for us to proceed with planning the event.

Since our very first Perthshire Amber Weekend in 2005 we have loved welcoming to Perthshire ‘festival-goers’ from all over Scotland, from all parts of the UK and from all corners of the world! The music has always been wonderful, the venues and scenery always amazing and the general feeling of friendship and family has always been memorable.

We would really like our charity effort for The Cyrenians, “Perthshire Amber - The Big Knit”, to happen online again as it did in 2020. We raised over £2,200 from everyone’s efforts for those who really need it. If you would like to contribute some special hand knitted items (kiddies toys, gloves, hats, scarves, and rugs were really popular last year!) for a truly good cause…email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know. If the enthusiasm and support is out there…. It will happen!

Similarly if the enthusiasm for our Live Streamed Concerts from the Old Schoolhouse is maintained until the autumn then we may schedule something very special for the weekend that would have been our festival weekend (November 5 -7)…a celebration that can be enjoyed by our growing global family! Anyone who has known Dougie and I for any length of time (since the days of Event in a Tent, Stanley Hill Sundays, through MacLean Real Music Bar at The Taybank, Rural Image, Clunie Concerts…) will know that we keep coming up with new ways to share the music!! … we will share any news of this if plans develop.

This year we just feel it’s important for us all to stay as safe and well as we can, gradually enjoy the live music concert experience as the global pandemic recedes … and meanwhile keep enjoying and supporting our efforts to share the music from our home base in Butterstone via the wonders of our world wide web!!

Warm regards to you all from Jenny and Dougie MacLean

Saturday April 10th - Tonight at 9 pm (UK time)!!...Dougie MacLean - LIVE 81 (Wee Concert Stream from Butterstone, Scotland) FREE OF CHARGE

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We’ve had frosts, sleet, hail and even snow during this especially cold April week…so I was excited to see (and share) that the new growth in the herb garden has survived!
We’d like to know how things are with all our viewers out there as regards the pandemic…lockdown, quarantine, vaccination…things are so different from country to country and it would be great to hear (within a short comment) how your particular country its coping. We are at present still in partial lockdown in Scotalnd (very gradually opening up)…working from home where possible, allowed 4 adults from two households getting together outside only…can only travel within our council area (Perthshire)…vaccinations are progressing really well and we are booked for our second dose next week. What about your country or region?
We hope the weekly concerts are still helping everyone though these unusual, unpredictably restrictive and often still worrying times.
We've had an incredible number of views and some truly lovely comments from people of all ages tuning in from every part of the world. So come and join us live for 30 minutes….or you can watch it later if you prefer. Please spread the word to friends and family if you think they would enjoy the music ... and keep looking after yourselves and each other!
Cheers,
Jenny 
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If you have any issues viewing the show tonight on Facebook you could try watching live on Youtube or Vimeo instead. We will post the direct links just before the show starts on Dougie’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dougie-MacLean-158324834220405/

For anyone who has missed previous concerts … you can find them all (apart from the Ticketed Concerts):
on Dougie’s FaceBook
And on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ZePVVfaFM
And on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/butterstone 
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