Spring Concert – Dougie MacLean

 An element of the Linlithgow Civic Festival will be the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association Spring Concert.  Our Spring Concert will be held in a large marquee in the grounds of Linlithgow Rugby Football Club on Saturday 14th June 2014 and we are delighted to announce that Dougie MacLean will headline the evening.

Described as "one of Scotland's premier singer-songwriters" 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 stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

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, Deanta and Cara Dillon, and Grammy award winning US country singer Kathy Mattea. 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 (eg Last of the Mohicans), TV Drama (eg BBC’s A Mugs 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).

Dougie will be supported by the excellent Celtic QuinesThree of Scotland’s finest female vocalists - Katherine Macleod, Celine Donohue and Eilidh Grant - are the Celtic Quines.  All three have first class singing ability and a love of good songs. Katherine, Celine and Eilidh emerged on the folk scene by different routes. This variety of backgrounds serves to make a Celtic Quines performance all the richer.

We are sure that the event will be a fantastic evening for all.

Tickets, priced £18, are on sale now from the Box Office at the Burgh Halls on 01506 282720.

(Photo of Dougie MacLean: Rob McDougall)