Capercaillie Biography


This year celebrating their 40th anniversary, Capercaillie stand secure as a seminal presence in contemporary Celtic music, at once revered for their many ground-breaking achievements and beloved as a still thrilling live act. Their role as pioneers of Scotland’s Gaelic song revival, thanks to Karen Matheson’s sublime vocals, and the store of songs passed down from her Barra grandmother, has inspired myriad successors, while their innovative, outward-looking approach to arrangements and instrumentation has been hugely influential in today’s ongoing Scottish folk renaissance.

Capercaillie reviews

“Nobody does it better.” Q Magazine
“The most vibrant and exciting band in the field of Celtic music.” Billboard

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