Enjoy Scottish music with Dougie MacLean at BRT

Enjoy Scottish music with Dougie MacLean at BRT

Blackstone River Theatre will present Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

MacLean is considered by many to be Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and is certainly one of the country’s greatest musical treasures, according to event organizers. MacLean received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the BBC Folk Awards in 2013.

From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld, Scotland, MacLean tours the world with his blend of lyrical, “roots based” songwriting and instrumental composition. He has built an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and performer which has led to concerts and festivals worldwide including New York’s Carnegie Hall.

His songs have been covered by hosts of artists and his “Caledonia” has become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs. His music has been used in Hollywood films such as “Last of the Mohicans” and he has been the subject of three BBC TV music-documentaries. Described as “a musical hero” by the Wall Street Journal, MacLean is renowned for his meaningful, haunting and emotion-filled music. His innovative work has created a modern interpretation of this music but its fundamental values remain rooted in the ancient Scots culture.

Admission is $40 in advance and $44 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272.