Gaelic Singer Darren Maclean from the small village of Herebost near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye has been singing since he was very young and competed at his first local mod at the age of 4.
When he left school Darren went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow where he completed a degree in traditional Scottish music.
Although he hasn’t recorded an album of his own yet, he has appeared on others including: James Graham Siubhal and Greisean Greine, Gary Innes Hows the Craic?, Deoch n Dorus and Sandy Meldrum’s Piano Fusion. He also appeared on the Recent Red Hot Chili Piper’s Bagrock to the Masses.
Darren has reached the final of the young traditional musician of the year on 3 occasions.
Darren has appeared on many TV and Radio shows including: Air an Urlar, An Urlar, Bard nan Oran (Donald Shaw), Guthan nan Gaidheal, Ceol aig a Chaistal, The Reel Blend, Travelling Folk, Cuirim Ciuil, Mire ri Mor and Take the Floor. He has also appeared on the critically acclaimed ‘Scotland’s Music’ with Phil Cunningham along with his own hour long Country Music special on BBC ALBA.
Darren Has also been nominated for two awards at the Scots Trad Music awards, Up and Coming Artist of the year award (2005) and Gaelic Singer of the year award (2010).