Here is a link to a one-pager PDF file. All the links in the file are live
1. Latest Release
This is the latest release – “Two Chairs, Deux Chaises”
Dougal (a Gaelic name that means “dark stranger”) has been creating music all his life, sometimes just in his mind. He has played various instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, fiddle, bamboo flute, and bagpipes. He has played with different rock, folk, jazz and other genres of groups. The music is singer/songwriter, troubadour, urban folk style, thoughtful, thought-provoking, intelligent, sometimes topical, sometimes universal, delivered with flair. It might even make you think. He currently concentrates on songwriting, guitar playing and finding appreciative audiences. He lives in Toronto
4. Music video
“Two Chairs”, Open Tuning Festival
“Beat Up Old Ford”, with Ruth Jenkins, harp
5. Recent achievements and reviews
Lately, Dougal has been looking for opportunities to move back into playing live in front of an audience. There are more dates coming up. Stay tuned.
His music is being picked up by radio stations, most recently played on the Folk Everything show, Saturday morning, 10 am to 1 pm on CFRC, Kingston, ON.
“Beat Up Old Ford was a finalist in the International Song Contest, 2002, by Blues and Roots Radio.
International Song Contest 2022
Beat Up Old Ford. Finalist
Song of the Year, 2018
Two Chairs, Semi-finalist
Song of the Year, 2016
Clarkstown Flood (Born to Hang), Runner up
“…your songs have meaning and substance, and can cause people to listen and think. They come from places of intelligence, insight and experience; and will get the attention of people with the same.”— Brian Gladstone, Winterfolk Festival Director
“Your songs and your delivery of them have much appeal. I like especially the intimacy you achieve with audiences and the strong narrative inclination of your material. These are virtues.” — Dr. Tom Gannon Hamilton, Urban Folk Organizer
“That is the best line I have ever heard!” — Dan MacLean Jr.
“Where the hell have YOU been?” — a recent fan
“Heartfelt” — Mark Yan
6. Social media links and streaming
7. Contact information
647 860 2815
8. Stage plot