Dougie McLean (2nd March)


Dougie MacLean is in the house
Recording a phone interview with Dougie MacLean tomorrow lunch time for Monday’s (2nd March) helping of Blues ‘n Roots with Balou. Monday night will be an hour’s special on Dougie MacLean. I’ll be discussing Dougie’s life and times and there will be plenty of music from Scotland’s favourite Son. – I can’t wait.
“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 is internationally renowned for his song ‘Caledonia’, music for ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and inspired performances…including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!! His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.! He has received 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!! ‘A musical hero’ Wall Street Journal!