Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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Dougie Maclean

Dougie MacLean with Strings and Celtic Musicians "The Perthshire Cantata"

Box Office 01738 621031

Sunday 1st June 2014

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2014 Festival Programme.

Final concert with Dougie MacLean today. Book online all day using the booking link. You can also phone or visit the Box Office from 4.30pm telephone 01738 621031. There will also be tickets on the door tonight.

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Finish time 21.30

Musician and composer, Dougie MacLean, has composed a new piece of music entitled ‘The Perthshire Cantata’ for Perth Festival of the Arts. The commission has been supported by Creative Scotland’s Traditional Arts Commissioning Programme.

‘The Perthshire Cantata’ is an original 'song based' composition by Dougie MacLean using Perthshire themes in the inspiration and lyric, incorporating traditional roots based and contemporary styles. It is a piece that when performed with the original "Perthshire Amber Suite" (instrumental) provides a full and varied programme. Dougie MacLean has an international reputation as "Scotland's Musical Ambassador" (Performing Songwriter USA) and having been born and based in Perthshire for his whole life much of the inspiration for his acclaimed compositions and songs comes from this place. He has composed this piece from the heart.

The work is arranged by John Logan, arranger and conductor as well as French horn player in the RSNO. Musicians for the performance include: Dougie MacLean (guitar, fiddle, bouzouki), Ross Ainslie (Highland and Lowland Pipes, whistles, mandocello), Sorren MacLean (vocals and guitar), Jenna Reid (fiddle), Iain Sandilands (percussion) and the 11 string players of the Perthshire Ensemble.  

The Festival commissioned ‘Perthshire Amber’ from Dougie MacLean in 1999.
Sponsored by
Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust

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