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Dougie MacLean giving virtual concert for Wortham

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The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will present a virtual concert experience with Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean.

ASHEVILLE — The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will present a virtual concert with renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

Featuring MacLean’s evocative, lyrical songwriting and instrumental compositions, the concert will be streamed live exclusively for the Wortham Center. Following it will be a 15- to 30-minute audience Q&A with MacLean.

Tickets are available via link on the Wortham Center’s website or through Crowdcast. One ticket is allowed per email address.

“Dougie MacLean is Scotland's preeminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure,” according to SingOut USA. Renowned for his song "Caledonia," the theme music for “The Last of the Mohicans” and his performances, he has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and instrumental composition.

Called "a musical hero" by The Wall Street Journal, his songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and others. MacLean has received two Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and been made a member of the Order of the British Empire.

MacLean also has a local connection as he serves on the advisory board for The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.

In 2017, MacLean's album “New Tomorrow” was released to critical acclaim. In January 2018, his compilation “Dougie MacLean — A Robert Burns Selection” was added to the Dunkeld Records catalog. That month, MacLean again performed a solo concert to a capacity 2,000-plus audience in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during the Celtic Connections Festival.

For information about Wortham Center live streaming events, visit worthamarts.org or call the box office at 828-257-4530. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays by phone only.

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