Scotland’s Dougie MacLean has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer, with a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and instrumental composition and he is due to perform at The Apex next month.
Dougie’s song ‘Caledonia’ has become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs (it has been recorded by over 200 artists worldwide!) and his music has been used in ﬁlms, including Last of the Mohicans and T2 Trainspotting, and TV dramas.
His songs have been covered by a host of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating and Mary Black.
In August 2014 he had the honour of performing his song ‘Caledonia’ (with his band) at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, followed by ‘Auld Lang Syne’ where he was joined by Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue as well as massed pipes and drums.
Dougie been the subject of three BBC TV music documentaries, he has received numerous gold discs for album sales, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE in the New Year Honours list.
He Dougie plays The Apex on Sunday, July 8, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £21, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book.