a Wing and
to the Island
Part of Me
Grow the Rashes
known these days in the ancient city of Dunkeld is the man behind
Dunkeld Records, a small shop on Cathedral street. Dougie MacLean
is one of Scotland's premier singer-songwriters, regularly filling
concert halls in both North America and Great Britain. His early
song ' Caledonia ' was a tremendous hit, and is one of Scotland's
unofficial anthems. His other great albums include: Who Am I,
Dougie MacLean Live, Perthshire
Amber, Riof, Tribute, Marching Mystery, Sunset Song, Indigenous,
The Search, Whitewash, Real Estate, Fiddle, Singing Land, Butterstone,
Craigie Dhu, On a Wing and A prayer, Snaigow, Caledonia, and
The Dougie Maclean Collection. Dougie's
wife, Jenny, has provided the artwork for many of Dougies
album covers and her paintings can be seen at the shop in Cathedral
Street. Here is a Thistle and Shamrock interview
with Dougie Maclean.
and Jenny were also involved in the Macleans Real Music Bar
at the Taybank Hotel in Dunkeld, a great place to eat traditional
Scottish stovies, and hear great music at both impromptu and
is now owned by Nigel and Beverley Large. Described as "Scotland's
Musical Meeting Place" it is a centre for Scottish Music and
Culture with instrumental classes, concerts and spontaneous
Session Photos July
Taybank Session Photos Sept
is a wee site for those Guitar
players who are interested in playing Dougie Maclean songs with
the same guitar parts, chords, fingerpicking, riffs etc. American
browsers can buy Dougie MacLean music here.
is my personal opinion, shared by millions of others throughout
the world, that Singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's
most talented musical ambassadors. From his base in Butterstone,
Perthshire, he has toured the world, and consistently converts
audiences with his gentle voice and musical virtuosity. The
Wall Street Journal called him "a musical hero," and
the Montreal Globe and Mail called his performances "moving,
humorous, powerful, and polished."
his earliest days as a solo artist, Dougie MacLean has written
song after song that speak in the voice of his beloved homeland.
He has even written what has become the second national anthem
of Scotland, a song he describes as a "wee homesick song"
called "Caledonia." With is brilliant fiddling, exquisite
guitar style, and honest performance, his songs conjure up remarkably
vivid images of our world.
grew up in the Scottish countryside, where his father was a
gardener. He was surrounded by music; his mother played the
mandolin and his father played the fiddle, pubs were full of
singing, and there were dances every weekend in village halls.
has been at the forefront of the Celtic music revival since
the early 1970's. He was a member of such respected bands as
the Tannahill Weavers and SIlly Wizard. Since 1983 he has performed
extensively as a solo artist and with his own backing band.
At the same time he has established his own record label, Dunkeld
Records, and through radio and television built a reputation
as a superb contemporary songwriter and interpreter of traditional
Scottish songs. A wide audience was exposed to MacLean's music
through the Twentieth Century Fox film The Last of the Mohicans.
concerts, tours, and albums, as well as many cover versions
of his increasingly acclaimed songs, have resulted in Dougie
MacLean having a dedicated following in countries such as the
US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Italy, Austria,
Germany, and Holland.