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Written by on 04/11/2016


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”  (

“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 or listen out for our relayed broadcast.

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



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



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!



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!