Dougie MacLean in Denver

Last Thursday (3.19.09), I had the pleasure of attending the Dougie MacLean concert at the Colfax Events Center in Denver.  In case you didn’t know, Dougie is a Scottish singer/songwriter that has written wonderful songs like “Caledonia” and “The Gael” from the movie, “Last of the Mohicans.”


The Concert:

Dougie’s performance was a pleasure to witness.  He performed songs like “Singing Land,” “She Will Find Me” and “Caledonia, to name a few.  He also performed a new piece that he recently finished, new enough to have the lyrics taped to the side of his guitar.  Inspired by the loss of some friends the past year, this song (he didn’t give the name), was touching and made me fondly think of loved ones I have lost.  I hope he includes this on his next release,  so I can find out what the name is.

As Dougie said, this wasn’t a concert where you sit, cross your arms and just listen.  He wanted us to be a part of the evening as well.  Dougie engaged the audience; sometimes making us laugh and many times, having us sing along with the chorus.  He wasn’t shy about letting us know when we were off beat or out of tune.  It was all in good fun though.  It was fun, we became part of the concert and this was the beauty of his performance.

After the show, Dougie stuck around, signed my CD I just bought and chatted with us for a quite a few minutes.  I have to admit, I was in awe being in the presence of one of my songwriting heroes so I didn’t say much but just took it in.  It was a please to listen to him sing an then chat for a few minutes and If you ever get a chance to see him in concert, buy a ticket and go.  You will not be sorry.

PS – Gear:

Dougie only played one guitar; his signature model made by Moon Guitars.  Simple and beautiful.  I didn’t see any effects. It was just him and the music; perfect!

Links:

Dougie’s Home Page

Moon Guitars

Dougie’s signature guitar

Get Dougie’s Music

3 thoughts on “Dougie MacLean in Denver

  1. Oh my word, you pick the BEST BEST music. I LOVE this is moves me so deeply and makes me dream. You are putting me in touch with music I feel like I’ve been seeking but not found. We have such similar tastes in music, or at least EVERYTHING you’ve recommended here I’ve fallen in love with. I am going to check out his home page. What a voice he has. Wow, so much passion and emotion.

    I am going to try to put a vocals song or two of mine up on my blog in the next few months. I’m very shy to do it but feel really drawn to getting back into it. They are simple songs but I love singing and composing.

    Thank you Larry for inspiring me. The music you pick and share here says a lot of wonderful things about your character.

    Hugs,
    Robin

  2. Robin,
    Thank you so much for the kind works. Dougie is a wonderful singer/songwriter. I can’t wait to hear your songs with vocals. If they are anything like your piano pieces, I’m sure I’ll love them.

    Take care and I’m looking forward to your next musical posts

    Larry

  3. Gee, Larry, you are so right on! I hope Dougie & his wife, Jennifer, got to read this blog about the Denver concert. You know how to pick out the nuggets of music and write about them to bring back the lovely memories. Thanks!

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