27 September 1954, Dunblane, Scotland. Before he was two years old, MacLean moved to Butterstone, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, and now lives in the old schoolhouse. He was formerly a member of the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard, and an early Euro-band, Mosaic, in the mid-80s. The latter bands impressive line-up included Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Márta Sebestyén. MacLean went solo in 1978 and recorded the excellent Caledonia with Alan Roberts. He formed his own label, Dunkeld Records, in 1983 as an outlet for his music and the promotion of other Scottish performers. MacLean had one of his own compositions recorded by Kathy Mattea in 1990, for release on her album. Mattea also appears on backing vocals on Whitewash, on what is perhaps MacLeans classic parting song, Until We Meet Again. In some ways a departure for MacLean, the highly atmospheric The Search came out of a commission to write and record music for the official...
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