Leading singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean is looking forward to his first big solo concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during the award-winning Celtic Connections festival in over a decade … on 24 January 2018. Tickets are certainly moving fast and it’s anticipated that the concert will sell out in advance. The concert will bring together some of MacLean’s best loved work (both songs and stories!) and some wonderful new songs from his latest album New Tomorrow.
Maclean has had many fortunate years of involvement in the long running festival performing with his band or with a string section or in collaboration with other special guests or with an full orchestra … sometimes performing his own specially commissioned music like the Perthshire Amber Suite or The Muir of Gormack or his song-cycle Rural Image. This year MacLean is delighted to be returning for his first solo concert at the festival since a sell-out solo show in the same main auditorium back in 2004!
Dougie MacLean said:
“I am really looking forward to performing at Celtic Connections next week, the Concert Hall in Glasgow is a magnificent venue; the acoustics are fantastic. I always get a lovely warm welcome in Glasgow and the international Celtic Connections audiences are wonderful. I’m planning a night filled with old favourites mixed with a few new songs that I hope the audience will really appreciate….hope they’re all getting ready to raise the roof with a couple of those choruses!”
Described as “Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) MacLean is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, music for Last Of The Mohicans and inspired performances in concerts and festivals all over the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney’s Opera House and London’s Festival Theatre.
New Tomorrow MacLean’s recently released and much-anticipated album has been attracting attention from across the world with air play and orders flooding in. It’s his first release since his acclaimed live Caledonia Cantata album. The new studio album, which he has written, recorded and produced with his son Jamie MacLean combines a few well-loved songs which have already proved popular at his recent concerts with a selection of brand new songs.
The album is a beautifully curated selection of songs including the title track ‘New Tomorrow’ … a timelessly poignant song written for his grandsons. It also features ‘Shadow Of The Mountain’, one of MacLean’s most popular concert songs and stories. He wrote the song in Alaska on tour and it tells the tale of the volcano looming over the town in which he was performing.
‘Wild And Windy Night’ is a modern take on a “night-visiting song”, the choruses feature audiences from MacLean’s own Perthshire Amber Festival and the popular Woodford Festival in Australia. This truly international track is a classic example of the charm of MacLean’s songs with inspiring verses and a lyrical chorus combined with innovative recording and production techniques.
Artist’s website: https://www.dougiemaclean.com/
The classic ‘Caledonia’: