Dougie MacLean (Photo:Rob McDougall)

“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. MacLean’s songs have been covered by hosts of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller and Kathy Mattea. His song Caledonia has become one of Scotland's most popular contemporary songs and his music has been used in Hollywood films (eg Last of the Mohicans), 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 in the New Year Honours list!

During 2014 (his 40th Year as a Professional Songwriter!) Dougie has performed in concert and at festivals worldwide...including headlining the Bannockburn Live celebrations and performing "Caledonia" and leading "Auld Land Syne" at the Closing Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games. During Perthshire Amber 2014 he will be performing solo, as a duo with Ross Ainslie, a trio with Sorren Maclean and Pete Clark, with The MacLean Project, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and with lots of musical friends throughout the 10 days!

Amber Central The Festival Base

central-weeFollowing the success of last year's festival the base of operations will once again be in the historic and picturesque town of Dunkeld in Perthshire.

Amber Discoveries

discoveries-weeExplore the wonderful history, landscapes, heritage, culture and communities of the our beautiful region ...through walks, talks, workshops, music sessions and lots more!

The Big Knit

Get your knitting needles out and help raise money for Guide Dogs Scotland.

Amber Harvest

Raid your cupboards or pantry and help The Cyrenians feed Scotland's homeless.

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