TalkAwhile - The Folk Corporation Forum
June 20, 2019, 07:21:16 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Dougie MacLean  (Read 7234 times)
Ian_
blazzawazzada brortewtomay
Folkcorp Guru 2nd Dan
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1218
Loc: Warwickshire

None the wiser


« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 01:18:49 PM »


 After the posturing of the previous two acts (and I love some prog rock) it was good to be reminded that a well-written and well-performed song can just go arrow-straight to one's emotions  Fez
Logged

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." Albert Einstein
coopsdevon
n3wb
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2017, 04:17:59 PM »

He was top of my " Who do you want to see " list a few years back, so I was delighted to see him live after listening to his music for over 20 years !! A wonderful performer, beautiful songs/tunes and great fun. Thank you for booking him !!
Logged
Bridgwit (Bridget)
I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 4992
Loc: South Wales



« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2017, 05:44:06 PM »

Thoroughly enjoyed him. The singalong got a little tiresome but it didn't matter. He sang some lovely songs and I hope to see him in a much smaller venue one day.
Logged

Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!
Bingers (Chris)
Day saved by donated doughnuts
Folkcorp Guru
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 661
Loc: Essex

Trying to be young!


« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2017, 05:48:42 PM »

If you listen to "Live from the Ends of the Earth" CD, the set he played at Cropredy this year is virtually the same as on that CD albeit the CD takes tracks from various concerts but the inter-song ad-libs are also the same as he said on Saturday. That said I still thoroughly enjoyed his set.
Logged

Born to Run (but not very fast)
Paula Tindall
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 49
Loc: Northants


« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2017, 10:39:03 PM »

Wonderful. Warm, engaging..... and that beautiful voice.
Logged
Roy C
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 36
Loc: Berkshire


« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 11:34:16 PM »

Pretty good, but rather too much time spent getting us to sing along imho. Could have got more material in instead.
Logged
Keith
Mostly Harmless
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2218
Loc: Land of the Reivers, Scotland


Trying to save himself.


WWW
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2017, 03:59:34 PM »

In theory I should love him, and even tried to book him for our music club (how much!?) but actually glad we didn't go to the expense as he seemed out of his depth with a mainly English audience and lacked the musical depth I might have expected. We did sing along to Caledonia, very loudly, though, which made up for any misgivings.
Logged

Already free, and soon you can pay for it...

www.underminers.org
John From Austin
Donovan is my new texting buddy
Folkcorp Guru
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 816
Loc: Austin


« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »


Thoroughly enjoyed him. The singalong got a little tiresome but it didn't matter. He sang some lovely songs and I hope to see him in a much smaller venue one day.


Me too. Adding, he seemed as comfortable in front of that huge crowd as he would in a club with 200 people.  
Logged
Andy
Brain half the size of a planet
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 7773
Loc: South West Wales


Not Perfect. Never Claimed To Be.


WWW
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »

Incessant urging to sing along gets on my nerves.
Logged

See What I did in 2018  for a selection of my photos.
Bridgwit (Bridget)
I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 4992
Loc: South Wales



« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2017, 08:47:18 PM »


Incessant urging to sing along gets on my nerves.
Yes especially if it's not a song generally known, or a fairly complex one.
Logged

Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!
Jim
Klaatu barada nikto
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 7642
Loc: manchester


Here To Help


« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2017, 06:44:40 PM »



Incessant urging to sing along gets on my nerves.
Yes especially if it's not a song generally known, or a fairly complex one.



On,on Mrs Box, I thought you were a big progster?
Complicated, should be meat and drink to thee.
Logged

The Dude abides
Bridgwit (Bridget)
I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns
Folkcorp Guru 3rd Dan
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 4992
Loc: South Wales



« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2017, 12:22:28 PM »




Incessant urging to sing along gets on my nerves.
Yes especially if it's not a song generally known, or a fairly complex one.



On,on Mrs Box, I thought you were a big progster?
Complicated, should be meat and drink to thee.
I'm fine with music young Jimbo - it's words I struggle with. They don't come easy...!
Logged

Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!
bassline (Mike)
the Spens is mightier with the Swarb
Folkcorp Guru 2nd Dan
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1765
Loc: Wolverhampton



« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2017, 03:01:48 PM »

As far as I know, I've not come across Dougie before, but, as is my habit, I was down the front for his set in order to be there for Fairport, which is why I've only ever attended the Toast twice.
I didn't know any of his songs but I really enjoyed it, some nice tunes, and unusually for me, I enjoyed his lyrics too - I'm not a listener of wordage usually, but if the musical part is just a guitar or piano, it's easier for me to focus on them. The sing along bit didn't bother me one jot as I was surprised by the lovely Sophie Watson spotting me and joining me down there and she supplied some beautiful harmony singing, even before Dougie asked people to join in, as she is a big fan. Of his, that is.
The last time I watched a show with someone singing along to EVERY FLAMING WORD was at the Rainbow show last year. As we were were sat sideways to the stage, he was bellowing directly into my ear through the entire set, and as the set included Child In Time, you can imagine how annoying that was. This was so much nicer. She warned me that if Dougie sang a particular song - I've no idea which one - she would blub all over me. He did and she did, we had a big hug and she went off to join her posse and I stayed down the front for the big finale.
All very nice indeed.
Logged

Well I never did..
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.121 seconds with 21 queries.