Capercaillie (band)

Capercaillie are a Scottish folk band founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson. They recorded their first album, Cascade, in 1984. Their 1992 EP A Prince Among Islands was the first Scottish Gaelic-language record to reach the UK Top 40 singles chart, peaking at number 39. Another of their singles, 'Dark Alan (Ailein Duinn)' reached number 65. The album Secret People got to number 40, and To the Moon got to number 41. They have popularised traditional Gaelic songs and music by using modern production techniques and often mixing musical forms, such as combining traditional lyrics with drum and bass.

Discography

  • Cascade (1984)
  • Crosswinds (1987)
  • The Blood is Strong (1988)
  • Sidewaulk (1989)
  • Delirium (1991)
  • Get Out (1992)
  • Secret People (1993)
  • Capercaillie (1994)
  • To the Moon (1996)
  • Beautiful Wasteland (1997)
  • Glenfinnan (Songs of the '45) (1998)
  • Nàdurra (2000)
  • Choice Language (2003)
  • Roses and Tears (2008)

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