Dougie MacLean @TradFestival 2019


10 Oct 18
by Nathon Jones

Dougie MacLean

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the one and only Dougie MacLean will be performing live in concert at Newton Stewart Cinema on Sunday 14th July 2019, part of the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

“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 has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer which has led to concerts and festivals all over the world including New York's Carnegie Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and London’s Festival Theatre. His ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (with Kylie Minogue and Lulu) was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!

MacLean’s songs have been covered by hosts of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald,Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller and Kathy Mattea.

His song “Caledonia” has become one of Scotland's most popular contemporary songs and his music has been used in films (eg Last of the Mohicans, T2 Trainspotting), TV Drama (eg BBC's A Mug's Game) and he’s been the subject of three BBC TV music documentaries.

Dougie has received numerous gold discs for album sales, 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 in the New Year Honours list!

This is a unique opportunity to see one of Scotland's most outstanding singer/songwriters delivering an intimate and inspired performance at Newton Stewart Cinema for the Legends Night Sunday concert.

Tickets are available now, online or via the Box Office on 01671 404924, priced at £20.00 (Over 25's) and £18.00 (Over 65's & Under 25's) or, if you're coming for the whole weekend, why not opt for a Weekend Pass which guarantees access to all ticketed concert events over the 3 days of the festival and is priced at just £35.00 (Over 25's) and £30.00 (Over 65's & Under 25's) - the bargain of the year and the perfect stocking filler btw!  ;)

Please click the link below to purchase tickets or give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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