Dougie MacLean - Live - The Wee Concert Streams from Butterstone!!

On Saturday 21st March, when we would have been enjoying our second of The Cardney Concerts in Perthshire which we had planned, we tested and then broadcast the first of our wee concerts that we hope will help everyone though these increasingly unusual, difficult and worrying times. We've had a remarkable number of views and some truly lovely comments.
For anyone who missed the first (almost completely unadvertised) concert here’s a link to it on Dougie’s FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/158324834220405/videos/521788055409618/
And on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ZePVVfaFM 
If you do follow a link go to 2:58 as there is a couple of minutes of screen holdbefore that! Cheers, Jenny

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NEWS UPDATE ! The Cardney Concerts postponed...

Saturday 14th March 2020…
The coronavirus situation is changing so rapidly worldwide!….

Despite having really looked forward to The Cardney Concerts in Perthshire next weekend (20th & 21st March) in what is a wonderful venue within stunning scenery, we feel that in the interests of ‘social distancing’ we need to either postpone or cancel the 2 concerts. We have discussed the situation with Katriona and Lewis at Cardney Steading and they have 2 weekend dates available in the summer … Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2020. It is impossible to know how the coronavirus pandemic will develop and whether organising an event will be safer then. At least for those who can attend one of the concerts it would be something to look forward to in the summer!

Can all those who have already purchased tickets (for concert or shuttle) please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to let me know that this news has reached you. Could you also let me know whether you want to hold onto your tickets for use in June (if one of the dates can suit you) or whether you want me to organise a refund at present. Please specify the name on the booking, how many tickets and whether concert only or concert with shuttle.

We are really sorry for the disappointment and for any inconvenience caused to those who are travelling distances. You all know how much we love organising joyful musical experiences…but Dougie and I feel this is the right thing to do at this time.
Warm regards to all,
Jenny
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The Cardney Concerts 2020 ...with Latest Shuttle Bus and Catering news!!

Don't miss the latest Shuttle Bus News under the daffodils!!.
We hope you’ll join us for a new adventure this coming Spring. Years ago we began Easter concerts in Clunie Village Hall and in March 2019 we had two great sold-out Clunie Concerts again. Now we are moving to a very special new venue …Cardney Steading on the Carney Estate (between Dunkeld and Butterstone). The steading is beautifully restored stone and brilliantly adapted as a venue. Set in a stunning landscape with amazing views and wildlife it will we are sure become one of our very special venues. 

Click here for Online Concert Ticket Link

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The Cardney Concerts 2020 - Catering and Shuttle Bus News!!

Perthshire Amber 2019 ... memorable and magical!

Some thoughts from Jenny…

I think it was agreed by ourselves and the team that it was one of the best Perthshire Amber Festivals ever! The autumn colours held on gloriously and despite the occasional rain and misty fog, the mood throughout the weekend was somehow joyous and the atmosphere at Murthly Castle, in Perth Concert Hall, by the banks of the Tay at Dunkeld House and in the streets of Dunkeld and Birnam was somehow very special. 
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Get tickets now for Special Glasgow Concert!

Don't miss "THE GAEL : Dougie MacLean in Concert with Piping Friends" on Sunday August 18th in the Main Auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Piping Live! 2019.

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This unique concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of MacLean writing his famous tune "The Gael" (featured in the film "The Last of the Mohicans" and in folk and pipe band repertoires world-wide) and 40 years of his famous song "Caledonia". It will bring together MacLean’s consummate storytelling ability with his abiding love of incorporating pipes, drums and whistle into his music.

 Finlay MacDonald Pipesw Ross pipes outsidew With a range that includes plenty of his distinctive solo voice and guitar through to more complex and dramatic songs and tunes involving skilled and talented musicians Ross Ainslie, Finlay MacDonald and Gus Sicard plus other members of the piping supergroup TRYST and select special guests…this will be THE Dougie concert of 2019! So get tickets now and let anyone you know who's in or near Glasgow know all about it!
Direct link for tickets: https://pipinglive.co.uk/events/the-gael-dougie-maclean-and-piping-friends/

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March 2018 - The Clunie Concerts are back! ...get last tickets for Friday 29th March!!

The Clunie Concerts which took place in the Clunie Village Hall on a spring weekend from 2007- 2014 are back! They were usually sold out in advance and truly great events! The audience travels from the USA, England, Denmark, Germany and many other countries…as well as from nearby farms and towns to enjoy Dougie performing in the 'transformed' intimate setting of one of the village halls that he frequented as a child growing up in Perthshire.

This year the concert dates are Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March. Satuirday is now SOLD OUT but there are tickets still on sale for Friday 29th. You can buy online CLICK HERE  Please book online if at all possible…as this is a very busy time of year for us all and is the only way you can be guaranteed a seat. If you can’t book online email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap to organise a suitable time for a phone call to Dougie's office.
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December 2018 - Perthshire Amber Festival News & Reflection

The dates for our next festival will be Friday 1st November - Sunday 3rd November 2019

A message from Jenny … (Festival Director, Jennifer MacLean)

Well … what can I say? I am so glad we had another festival in 2018!! So many friends from so many countries and our wonderful organising team of musicians and friends assembled once again.There’s nothing like a year’s break to make you realise how beautiful Perthshire is in the autumn and what a joy it is to share it. Here's some photos (lots more on the festival website!) taken by our great friend Rob McDougall and some chat about this year's festival! Enjoy...
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