Member Profile

Bob MacLean

Bob MacLean is an Event Guitarist, Celtic/Classical Guitarist & Folksinger with roots in Cape Breton (Glace Bay) and Quebec. Currently he lives in Guelph and plays over 200 shows / year.

He has gone though many phases as a Guitarist/Singer – currently his focus is on arranging songs honouring his East Coast roots and arranging trad-roots/pop songs and tunes for fingerstyle guitar.

Recent Highlights:
• Musician in Residence – McDougall Cottage – 2012/13
• Waterloo Guitar Summit – Founder and Artistic Director
• Fergus Scottish Festival – Performer – 2001 – present
• Mill Race Festival – 2012 and 2016
• New Christmas CD – “When The Snow Lay Round About” Sept 2016

If there was one word to sum up Bob’s music , it would be “Engaging.” He engages the listener with each and every performance. Anyone who sees him playing, whether it is his solo instrumental Event guitar program or his lively story-telling East Coast Songs and tunes program, knows instantly the passion he brings to his work.