Dougie MacLean to perform at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

31 July 2014

Widely regarded as one of Scotland's finest singer songwriters, Dougie MacLean will join Deacon Blue, Lulu and Kylie Minogue as one of just a handful of artists to perform at the prestigious closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  As the writer of Scotland's unofficial anthem, 'Caledonia', Dougie will be sure to enhance the national pride that has surrounded these hugely enjoyable games.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: 'We are delighted to reveal the glittering line-up of Scottish and international talent joining us in Hampden Park for the closing ceremony.' The ceremony will begin at 9pm on Sunday 3rd August and will bring to a close the games held in Linn's home-town of Glasgow.

You can watch again if you have access to BBC iPlayer.  Click here for the link - Dougie performs at 1:38:17. 

Here's what the critics had to say:

'Dougie MacLean's Caledonia and Auld Lang Syne sing out the Commonwealth Games - Within seconds the heartfelt ballad has Hampden cheering in the final moments of the closing ceremony.' STV

'The 40,000-strong crowd at Hampden sang along to Scotland's unofficial national anthem Caledonia.' BBC Online

'And the party ended just like any other late-night Glasgow gathering - with lashings of nostalgia and emotion - as folk singer Dougie MacLean performed Caledonia, which details an exiled Scot's homesick longing for his homeland.' The Daily Mail




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