Artist Profiles: Dougie Maclean

Dougie Maclean

Dougie Maclean has toured all over the world performing in many countries. Between 1979 and 1980 Dougie played with the respected Scottish band Silly Wizard also during this time his first solo album was recorded ‘Snaigow’. Dougie returned to Perthshire to consolidate his solo work at home and in North America with later widening his horizons with tours in Australia and New Zealand.

Since then Dougie has played at many prestigious music festivals including Shetland and Orkney and Edinburgh Festival. He has played in many famous venues throughout the world such as the New York City Hall and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow where he joined Kathy Mattea and her band as part of the “Celtic Connections” concert series. Dougie has also performed live at Murrayfield to a crowd over 3 during the Five Nations Rugby Championship.

In 1997 listeners of US radio program “Thistle and Shamrock” voted Dougie as their “Favorite Male Vocalist”. The same year BBC network screened The Songroads – A musical friendship of Dougie MacLean with the American country music star Kathy Mattea. In 1999 Celtic Connections was yet another sell out. MacLean’s real music bar at the Taybank became established as a meeting place for spontaneous music sessions and draws people from all over the world. In 2 the Taybak was awarded Music Pub of the Year by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association. Also MacLean’s song ‘Turning Away’ featured in the Jennifer López film “Angel Eyes”.

In 2001 between touring and home performances Dougie took time out for filming in the Western Isle of Scotland where he circumnavigated the islands in his rib boat. The film Clann na Mara (Children of the Sea) screened on BBC TV and was nominated for the Celtic Film Festival.


Caledonia (1979)

Snaigow (1980)

On a Wing and a Prayer (1981)

Craigie Dhu (Blix Street Records 154 1982)

Butterstone (1983)

Fiddle (1984)

Singing Land (Dunkeld DUNCD4 1985)

Real Estate (1988)

Whitewash (Dunkeld DUNCD1 1990)

The Search (Dunkeld 1990)

Indigenous (Blix Street Records 16 1991)

Sunset Song (Dunkeld DUNCD17 1994)

Marching Mystery (Blix Street Records 162 1994)

The Dougie Maclean Collection (Putumayo 1995)

The Plant Life Years (Osmosys 4 1996)

Tribute (Blix Street Records 163 1996)

Riof (Blix Street Records 164 1997)

Perthshire Amber (Blix Street Records 165, 2000)

Dougie MacLean Live (Blix Street Records 174, 2000)

Who Am I (2002)

Inside The Thunder (2006)

Muir Of Gormack (2007)

Resolution (Dunkeld Records, 2010)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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