Cumbernauld Folk Club: Dougie MacLean

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Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, ‘roots based’ songwriting and instrumental composition.

He has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer which has led to concerts and festivals all over the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and London’s Festival Theatre. During the two years of the pandemic (and to this day) his weekly broadcasts from his Old Schoolhouse (renamed a Global Streaming Theatre) have reached over 4 million viewers in 65 different countries. He has had several gold discs for sales and is planning the release of a new album of his songs in the autumn to tie in with this concert.

MacLean’s songs have been covered by hosts of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Nathan Carter, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Ward Thomas and Voces8. His song “Caledonia” has become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs and his music has been used in films (eg Last of the Mohicans, T2 Trainspotting), TV Drama (eg BBC’s A Mug’s Game) and he’s been the subject of three BBC TV music documentaries. Dougie has received numerous gold discs for album sales, two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!

Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure

SingOut USA

…a musical hero

Wall Street Journal

…it’s the music that pulls you in, a brilliant weave of sensitivity, a solid worldview and lively instrumental playing

Vision Magazine, USA



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