Dougie MacLean needs no introduction; as a singer, song-writer, composer and instrumentalist, no artist captures the soul of Scotland with more authenticity or emotion.
Originally famed for writing the song Caledonia, Dougie has teamed up with conductor John Logan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to bring a new and beautiful symphonic dimension to his best-loved songs on his debut recording with Linn Records.
The hand-picked selection includes Heiland Harry, Ca the Yowes, Green Grow the Rashes, This Love Will Carry, Till Tomorrow and of course, his enduringly popular love song to Scotland, Caledonia.
Since he wrote Caledonia in 1977, with its lyrics, Youre calling me, and now Im going home, it has become the unofficial Scots national anthem, topped the Scottish charts and been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy Macdonald and Ronan Keating.
His music has been used in Hollywood films, most famously the track The Gael was used in the multi-oscar winning The Last of the Mohicans. He has also been the subject of three BBC TV specials.
Dougie MacLean has performed in concerts and festivals all over the world on the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, Londons Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.
Dougie was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list in recognition of his services to music and charity. He has also received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, been inducted into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame and given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the BBC.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is Scotlands national symphonic ensemble with a worldwide reputation for the quality of its recordings and is one of the countrys five National Performing Companies. Conductor John Logan has enjoyed almost thirty years of playing in many of the UKs top orchestras and seventeen year tenure as Associate Principal Horn with the RSNO.