Spiegeltent, County Square
Doors open 7pm
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In a very special evening, Dougie MacLean will share the Spiegeltent with De Temps Antan from Quebec.
Dougie MacLean is “Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and instrumental composition. He has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer at concerts and festivals all over the world including New York's Carnegie Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and London’s Festival Theatre. His ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow (with Kylie Minogue and Lulu) was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!
MacLean’s songs have been covered by hosts of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller and Kathy Mattea.
His song ‘Caledonia’ has become one of Scotland's most popular contemporary songs and his music has been used in films (Last of the Mohicans, T2 Trainspotting) and television drama (BBC's A Mug's Game) with Dougie also the subject of three BBC TV music documentaries. Dougie has received numerous gold discs for album sales, two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE in the New Year Honours list!
He welcomes to the Spigeltent Quebec-based band De Temps Antan who will play Paisley for the very first time.
Combining tradition with contemporary flair, this ‘power-trad’ trio showcase the very best that traditional Quebecois music has to offer. In an explosion of violin, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot-tapping, De Temps Antan propel folk to a whole new level. A definite invitation to celebrate, with non-stop songs, jigs, foot-tapping and reels!
Formed at a time when all three were members of La Bottine Souriante, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.