Marches are calling Dougie home for gig

Dougie MacLean is performing at Linlithgow Marches marquee in  June
Dougie MacLean is performing at Linlithgow Marches marquee in June

Folk music legend Dougie MacLean will be taking to the stage in Linlithgow’s Marches Marquee on Saturday, June 14, as part of the Homecoming Civic Festival.

Famed for writing the song Caledonia, Dougie has built himself an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and performer in his own right.

His huge success has seen him performing at concerts and festivals all over the world and on the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

The Perthshire-based artist 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.

His anthem Caledonia has topped the Scottish charts and become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs.

His music has been used in Hollywood films (Last of the Mohicans), TV drama (BBC’s A Mug’s Game) and he has been the subject of three BBC TV specials – The Land - Songs of Dougie MacLean, Songroads and Clann na Mara - Children of the sea.

In the concert, organised by Linlithgow Folk Festival Association, Dougie will be supported by Celtic Quines – three of Scotland’s finest female vocalists, Katherine Macleod, Celine Donohue and Eilidh Grant.

Tickets, priced £18, are on sale now from the box office at the Burgh Halls on 01506 282720 or online via the LinlithgowPlus website.