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Dougie Maclean to recieve OBE

Dougie MacLean to receive OBE

by on 3 January, 2011

in Folk Music News

It was great news to hear that Richard Thompson was to receive an OBE earlier but then I heard Dougie MacLean was to also receive an OBE which is fantastic news and about time I can hear many of you say! His career started with a traditional band, The Tannahill Weavers, in 1976 before embarking on a solo career in 1981 and since then he has recorded numerous albums. As well as being an incredible singer and songwrieter he’s also a multi-talented musician and plays, amongst other instruments, guitar, violin, mandola, viola, bouzouki, banjo and bass.

MacLean’s most famous pieces include “The Gael”, from his 1990 album The Search, which was adapted by Trevor Jones as the main theme to the 1992 film Last of the Mohicans; and Caledonia, from his first album, which has been covered by numerous singers and groups.

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