The voice of Scotland
Singer, songwriter and fiddler Dougie MacLean, OBE, is a Celtic institution, and he's been called Scotland's greateat living songwriter. His composition "Caledonia" has been called an alternative anthem of Scotland, and it's a glorious, bittersweet piece of music that gets down to the heart of Scotland's soul. For many years Dougie has been at the forefront of the development of Scottish music and song. But he's an artist of international repute as well, with a rabid American fan base that fills houses wherever he goes, and collaborations with country star Kathy Mattea (and even Jennifer Lopez) to his credit. A performer with a gift for making something universal of his own experiences and of the sheer beauty of his native land, Dougie MacLean has been lauded by Time Out UK for songs that are "hauntingly evocative yet contemporary in feel."