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Dougie MacLean

May 19, 2024

Tickets £25
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
This gig is for a seated audience


This gig is part of a weekend of special events in celebration of the Folk Club’s 60th Birthday. Other events include Blowzabella, Megson’s Family Folk Show and an afternoon discussion with Folk Club luminaries past and present…

Dougie MacLean has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This talent has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. Concerts have included Culzean Castle (alongside Lou Reed), BBC Hogmanay in Edinburgh Castle with James Taylor, and Proms in the Park (with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Youth Choir). His songs have been covered by hosts of artists including Scottish stars Paolo Nutini & Amy MacDonald, Irish greats Ronan Keating, Mary & Frances Black, Dolores Keane and Deanta, and Grammy award winning US country singer Kathy Mattea, and his Caledonia has topped the Scottish charts and become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs. His music has been used in Hollywood films (eg Last of the Mohicans), TV Drama (eg BBC’s A Mug’s Game) and he has been the subiect of three BBC TV Specials (The Land-Songs of Dougie MacLean, SongRoads and Clann a Mara- Children of the Sea). Dougie has recently received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, an OBE in the New Years List and has entered the Scottish Music Hall of Fame.


“Dougie MacLean is a performer of extraordinary warmth and ease…he has a knack for turning the experiences of his own life into something universally understood, as well a sa gift for bestowing each with just the right melody.” (Scotsman, UK)

“Strong yet subtle, hauntingly evocative yet contemporary in feel, this music demands listening to over and over again!” (Time Out, UK)


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Sun, May 19
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Church St, CO1 1NF Colchester, United Kingdom


Colchester Arts Centre