"the kind of voice that could stop a train in its tracks"
"moves from suppressed explosiveness to actual explosiveness without warning"
Dick Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for over 3 decades. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, musical director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been there, done it. There is not enough space for a full list of his musical collaborations, so here are a select few - Scottish Opera, 7:84 Theatre, Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Sean McGuire, Deacon Blue, Maya Angelou, The Dubliners, Loudon Wainwright III.
Throughout his various incarnations as a member of Boys of the Lough, Five Hand Reel and Clan Alba, in occasional duos with Aly Bain, Andy Irvine, Johnny Cunningham, Brian McNeill and Allan Taylor, Dick Gaughan's work has consistently been innovative and challenging.
Dick Gaughan has been the subject of numerous television and radio documentaries in several countries, has performed at probably every major Folk Festival throughout the world several times - and many other non-folk festivals including Reading, Roskilde and Glastonbury - has appeared at every one of the Celtic Connections festivals, has recorded a couple of dozen albums solo and with bands and has produced/guested on countless others.
In recent years he has composed and arranged music for films and television dramas and his 90-minute orchestral work, "Timewaves - Lovesong to a people's music", was performed as the closing concert at the 2004 Celtic Connections festival. His first symphony, "Treaty 300", was one of the two pieces chosen to be performed at the inaugural concert of the Celtic Connections Youth Orchestra at the 2007 Celtic Connections festival.
"a troubadour with attitude"
"a one man Sex Pistols"
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