"Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure.
" (Time Out)
The release of Dougie MacLean's album Craigie Dhu, launched him as a solo artist after his early career as a member of the pioneering Scottish bands Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard. It was a stunning song called Caledonia from that album which made his music known to millions, prompting its widespread adoption as Scotland's unofficial national anthem.
During this time MacLean's resonant voice, melodic craft and timelessly soulful songwriting have been heard in concerts and festivals world-wide including New York's Carnegie Hall and London's Festival Theatre. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Cara Dillon, Amy Macdonald, Kathy Mattea, Mary Black and Dolores Keane, amongst many others.
He has featured in 3 BBC TV Specials, has written for TV Drama and film (his tune The Gael featured in "The Last of the Mohicans").
"... a Scottish phenomenon ... with his exquisite guitar style, expressive voice and honest performance, his songs conjure up remarkably vivid imagery of our world
" (The Performing Songwriter, USA)
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