Douglas MacGregor is a guitar player and composer who blends new with old, simplicity with complexity and melody with texture to create beautiful and dynamic pieces which draw the listener into his intimate and expressive sound world. His unique style is informed by a range of influences from blues, folk and experimental music to jazz, classical and music from around the world.
MacGregor’s approach to the guitar is more expressing a symphony – and so he is always pushing at the boundaries of what the instrument can do while retaining the innate musical and artistic sensibilities that guide his work.
A guitarist and composer from near Rhayader in Mid Wales. He makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and history of the area. Following in the footsteps of the American Primitive guitarists like John Fahey and Robbie Basho, and the British Folk revivalists like John Renbourne and Bert Jansch, he composes music for the 6 and 12 string guitar.
Infuenced by Indian Ragas, African Kora music and ancient Welsh harp music from the Robert ap Huw manuscript he makes music to capture the atmosphere of the special and under represented part of Wales where he lives, adding to the long tradition of Welsh string music.