At The Heart Of It All – Buy Now
Roses and Tears – Buy Now
‘Roses and Tears’ the brand new studio album from Capercaillie available from 31 March 2008
Grace and Pride
The anthology 2004 – 1984
The anthology 2004 – 1984 “Grace and Pride” has 38 tracks taken from each of the band’s 15 albums, including previously unreleased, ultra rare and long deleted tracks.
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‘Choice Language’, the title of the new album from Celtic supergroup Capercaillie conveys the band’s long standing links with the Gaelic tradition.
Capercaillie Live in Concert
After a career lasting 18 years and 12 studio albums, the electrifying sound of Capercaillie in full flight, live on stage, is finally captured in this collection. Recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 25th January 2002, in front of a 2,500 sell-out audience, this album has a total playing time of approximately 72 minutes. Capercaillie Live In Concert, contains several previously unreleased titles and brand new arrangements of some of their best known songs, with tracks from all of their albums from 1989 onwards. However, this is no backward looking “greatest hits live” recording, The band continues to innovate and there is a definite new feel, a new energy and vitality to this recording which reflects a subtle shift in the band’s overall sound. This album is the perfect showcase for the band in their natural environment.
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This recording features their ‘marriage made in heaven’ (Mojo) line-up from their last 2 years of touring with Donald Shaw on accordian and keyboards, Charlie McKerron on fiddle and Manus Lunny on bouzouki and guitar, joined by flute player extraordinaire Michael McGoldrick on whistles and uillean pipes, top bass guru Ewen Vernal, and the stunning and ubiquitous James Mackintosh of Shooglenifty, on drums and percussion.
With “Nadurra”, co-produced by the band and Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile & Prefab Sprout) Capercaillie are furthering their ambition to break new ground whilst at the same time preserving the rich musical tradition that is their heritage.
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Glenfinnan (Songs of the ‘45)
Featuring songs recorded in the summer of 1995 for a specially commissioned TV programme made by BBC Scotland. This marked the 250th Anniversary of the last Jacobite rebellion, and was filmed at Glenfinnan where the standard was raised on the 11th August, 1745.
Music for the soundtrack of the United Artists film “Rob Roy” was provided by Capercaillie. The film stars Liam Neeson in the title role and Jessica Lange as Mary McGregor. Full supporting cast includes Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stolz and Brian Cox.
These songs, many written at the time, retrace the steps of those who came down from the mountains 250 years ago to follow Prince Charles Edward Stewart. Despite the attempted annihilation of a culture and a people, Gaelic endures.
Released 1992 this collection of live tracks and rare songs, including a storming live version of ‘Coisich a’ Ruin’, the first Gaelic song to break into the UK Top 40, and some exclusive mixes from the classic gold status, Delirium album. It is being re-issued and now includes 5 bonus tracks of rare and exclusive material, and new artwork. Available for the first time in over 2 years, and featuring the only substantial live material in the Capercaillie catalogue.
The Blood is Strong
This 25 track album contains music written especially for three television programmes: ‘The Blood is Strong’, a series about the world-wide legacy of the Gaels. ‘A Prince Among Islands’: A documentary about Prince Charles’ return to the Isle of Bernaray; ‘Highlanders’, a programme celebrating the history and heritage of the Scottish Highlands narrated by Sean Connery in which he described Karen as having a voice ‘Surely touched by the hand of God’. Wonderfully atmospheric, this album evokes the subtle moods and ever changing beauty of their native Scotland and has been awarded a silver disc for over 60,000 UK sales.
This is the groundbreaking album, produced by Donal Lunny, that took the band from folk clubs into the national spotlight, recently certified Gold, with over 100,000 UK sales. It is now recognised as a classic roots album where the band first created their blend of the modern and traditional that has since become their trademark. Key tracks include; ‘Coisich a Ruin’, the first Gaelic Top 40 single, and ‘Breisleach’, featuring a stunning vocal performance from Karen.
Secret People Released in 1993, this record has been certified as a silver album with over 60,000 UK sales. The band are captured here in full flight, the performances and playing are spectacular and a number of the tracks here remained in the band’s live set over the years. Notable songs include Manus Lunny’s ‘Grace and Pride’ which was used on the million selling ‘Celtic Moods’ album, and ‘Tobermory’ a powerful driving rhythm backing Karen’s dramatic Gaelic chant.
1994 found the band working with Soul II Soul member Will Mowat after they heard his work with African diva Angelique Kidjo. This album produced a unique blend of African rhythms and Celtic music, making it the original Afro-Celt recording. This album includes the extraordinary 10 minute ‘widescreen’ version of ‘When You Return’ and ‘Alistair Mhic’, a pulsating version of a Gaelic waulking song the band originally recorded in 1988.
To the Moon
The band spent the early part of 1995 writing music for and appearing in the Hollywood movie, Rob Roy and then began work on the album. They enlisted the help of Fred Morrison, the Scottish champion piper and the band’s sound took another huge step forward. The album contains ‘Ailean Duin’ the theme song from Rob Roy which features the renowned piper Davy Spillane, and ‘Claire in Heaven’ a powerful song from Manus with an electrifying instrumental section from Charlie McKerron on fiddle, Marc Duff on whistles and Fred on pipes.
In early 1997 the band shipped their studio from Glasgow to a villa high in the Andalucian mountains to begin work on a new album. The band recruited Wilf Taylor and David Robertson on drums and percussion and in brought former BBC young musician of the year – the multi-talented Michael McGoldrick on pipes and whistles. The band once again raised their musical horizons even further incorporating contemporary grooves featuring the evocative African chants of Hijas del Sol and the vocal duo from Guinea. Keys tracks include ‘Inexile’ and ‘Hebridean Hale – Bopp’. This was the album of the year in both Folk Roots and Mojo.
Dusk Till Dawn: The Best of Capercaillie
The Best of Capercaillie draws on material from their last six albums and includes the best known of the bands songs – among them the Gaelic single, ‘Coisich a Ruin’, the first Gaelic Top 40 single, the Youth remix of ‘Miracle of Being’, the theme song from Rob Roy, ‘Ailein Duinn’, a 1998 version of ‘Inexile’ featuring the African vocalist Sibeba, and a very rare live version of ‘Breisleach’, a track used much by television. With 17 tracks and just under 80 minutes of music the record captures the full breadth of the band whose musical quest has always been to stretch the boundaries of Celtic and World music. The musical prowess of Donald Shaw on accordion and keyboards, Manus Lunnyon Bouzouki and Charlie MacKinnon on fiddle is matched only by the peerless voice of Karen Matheson.
The Dreaming Sea
In 1996 Karen began work on her debut solo album, letting her voice shine over a broad range of songs with collaborations with some of Scotland’s finest musicians. Singer-songwriter James Grant contributes four songs including the radio hit ‘There’s Always Sunday’, and other highlights include a stunning version of Sandy Denny’s ‘One More Chance’ and a breathtaking Gaelic song ‘Mi ie M”Uilinn’ performed live in the studio with an exquisite sax solo from Tommy Smith. Karen has been called “the finest Gaelic singer alive today” and this album is a beautiful showcase for her exquisite voice.