Dougie MacLean has developed a unique festival which shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of his Perthshire home and showcases its beautiful scenery. The concerts, which welcome high calibre musical guests from Scotland and abroad, are staged in a variety of wonderful venues, from village halls, town halls and a grand concert hall to historic castles and the atmospheric Dunkeld Cathedral.
“A jewel of a festival” (edinburghguide.com)
“A festival with vision and imagination” (Press & Journal)
“The most original acoustic music festival in Scotland today”(Sing Out Magazine,USA)
If you are amongst the lucky ones who will be visiting the Perthshire Amber Festival we know you are in for a most wondrous time in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
If like the rest of us you couldn’t get away well —-Our Big Brother Radio Station Celtic Music Radio will once again be broadcasting live from Perthshire Amber Festival both the Cabert Amber and the Open Mike as well as the usual interviews, chat and of course the gossip. You can hear all the broadcast if you visit the Celtic Music Radio 95fm http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ or listen out for our relayed broadcast.
THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
Concert: Opening Concert 2pm – Siobhan Wilson (introduced with a song or two by Dougie MacLean!) Selling Fast! Venue: Garden Marquee, Dunkeld House
Concert: Cabaret Amber 4.30 – 6.30pm – Tannara + Scott Cook (CAN) with Jez Hellard Selling Fast! … Only 1 tickets left!…phone to book. (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan) Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Concert: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean + Duncan Chisholm SOLD OUT! Venue: Dunkeld Cathedral
FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Walk: Photograpy Walk – Time: 10.00am – 12midday “Amber Inspirations” – Clunie Loch and surrounds with Stuart Blance Meeting place Clunie Church carpark
Walk: Archaeology Walk Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm – The Archaeology of Glenshee with David Strachan (Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust) FULLY BOOKED Meet at Cockstane car park
Concert: Amber Cafe Concert Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm – Hannah Fisher & Sorren MacLean + Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT! Venue: Uisge Bar & Restaurant, Murthly
Concert: Start Time: 2.00pm Tim Edey SOLD OUT! Venue: The Crannog on Loch Tay
Concert: Time: 2.00pm Julie Fowlis with Éamon Doorley SOLD OUT! Venue: Murthly Castle Chapel
Concert: Cabaret Amber Time: 4.30- 6.30pm – Wilder Adkins (USA) + The Coaltown Daisies SOLD OUT! (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan) Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Concert: Time: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean’s Caledonia Cantata Selling Fast! Venue: Perth Concert Hall
SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Discovery: Time: 10.00am – 12 midday Storytelling Tour with Callum Lykan (The Hermitage) ..only 1 place left…phone to book! Meet at The Hermitage carpark
Concert: Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm Amber Cafe Concert – Ross Ainslie and Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT! Venue: Legends of Grandtully
Discovery: Time: 11am – 4.00pm Amber Market Venue: St Ninian’s Close, Dunkeld
Concert: Open Mic Time: 12 midday – 3.00pm Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Concert: Time: 2.00pm Duncan Chisholm with Innes Watson SOLD OUT! Venue: Castle Menzies
Discovery: Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Storytelling Tour with Callum Lykan (Dunkeld) Meet at Atholl Memorial Fountain
Concert: Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm Cabaret Amber – Mairi Orr + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band (WALES) SOLD OUT! (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan) Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Concert: Time: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean & Friends Venue: Perth Concert Hall
(Friends include: Julie Fowlis, Siobhan Wilson, Tim Edey, Cilla & Artie – The Singing Kettle, Ross Ainslie…plus more to come! ) Selling Fast!
SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Discovery: Time: 11.00am – 11.45am Artie’s Tartan Tales (Session 1) … bring the kids to watch Artie from The Singing Kettle! ?Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Discovery: Decorated Wheelbarrow Parade and Amber Autumn Picnic & Concert – Time: 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Musicians involved to date!! Songwriter Buddy MacDonald from Cape Breton in Canada, wonderful duo The Coaltown Daisies, lovely young singer Katie Kross, legendary instrumentalist Tim Edey, fabulously talented musicians from Wales The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and Perthshire’s own Dougie MacLean.
Venue: The Streets of Dunkeld and then stage in Stanley Hill…bring your picnic and a rug or chairs…wear wellies and bring a brolly just in case !!
Concert: Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm Open Mic** Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Discovery: Time: 4.30pm – 5.15pm Artie’s Tartan Tales (Session 2)…bring the kids to watch Artie from The Singing Kettle! ?Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central
Concert: Time: 4.30 – 5.30pm Amber Cafe Concert – The Coaltown Daisies & Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT!
Venue: Cargill’s Restaurant & Bistro, Blairgowrie
Concert: Farewell Concert Time: 8.00pm Venue: Blairgowrie Town Hall
(Musicians include: Dougie MacLean, Ross Ainslie, Sorren MacLean & Hannah Fisher, Gina Macleod & Alan Jordan, Ewen Sutherland, Gordon Maclean, Buddy MacDonald…plus other surprise guests!) SOLD OUT!