Friday, February 22, 2013

Dougie MacLean- Holding Back

Every now and then I stumble across a song which I become obsessed with. A few weeks ago when I was driving home to Kent I was fortunate enough to tune into the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 which was broadcast live from the The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 

The best performance of the evening was by the legendary Dougie Maclean with his stunning song: Holding Back. 

There's something about folk music that I've always loved: the songs tell stories, the performances are so raw and folk musicians sing with a realness unbeaten by any other genre of music.

It may be my Scottish routes but for me Dougie Maclean, with his rich and beautifully Scottish voice, epitomises music at its best. 


I wonder if I'll ever be able to play this song?!