The Perthshire Amber Festival

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Due to the ongoing effect of Covid-19 we are needing to cancel both of our planned and much anticipated events for this year of 2020 - The Cardney Concerts (re-scheduled from March to June) and the Perthshire Amber Festival (our much loved autumn event planned for 6th - 8th November). Both events will be rescheduled for 2021 and festival dates are below.

Please understand that Dougie and I, as well as our festival team, are truly disappointed that we just can’t make plans to welcome you all to Perthshire this year. Having sought advice from many trusted sources we’re realising that It is unlikely that the ban on large gatherings and the requirement for social distancing in general will be lifted before the end of this year in Scotland. Our festival pub sessions, Open Mic, Cabaret Amber and concerts large and small all thrive on physical closeness! Above everything else we must all do our best to keep ourselves, our team and our valued 'festival-goers' safe and well. Rest assured, our concerts and festival will return…and our brilliant organising team and global audience will all come together again for more musical magic in this very beautiful part of the world!!!

The festival team look forward to welcoming you back to Perthshire next year in the autumn.
The festival dates will be Friday 5th - Sunday 7th November 2021.
The Programme, Artists and Venues for our 2021 festival will be announced in early May 2020 and the website will gradullay be fully updated. 
Tickets for 2021 will be on sale from 4pm (UK time) on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

Our 2021 'musical feast' will we're sure be full of wonderful musicians performing to the most appreciative audiences ever...gathered in Perthshire in the heart of Scotland from all over the world!  Our venues will be as special as ever … ranging from the prestigious Perth Concert Hall to the atmospheric church or castle venues, from the village halls and other rural surprises to the various historic Dunkeld pubs. Once again we'll have lots of wonderful new artists as well as festival favourites who have become part of our 'team', with a mixture of evening concerts, Amber Afternoon concerts, Cabaret Amber, Open Mic... and lots of music sessions in those famous pubs!

Enjoy this website which is full of info about past festivals.  The website is always a 'work in progress' and information, events and even once the tickets are on sale, musicians will be added throughout the year...and throughout the festival! keep coming back for updates.

Scotland on Sunday’s Tom Maxwell commented “Dougie MacLean has created a wee gem of a festival in his home county... a drop of Amber nectar!”

“A jewel of a festival”
(The Scotsman)

“A festival with vision and imagination”
(Press & Journal)

“The most original acoustic 
music festival in Scotland today”
(Sing Out Magazine, USA)

Autumn Glory

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