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Capercaillie

Both a huge woodland grouse and a Celtic Band. As a grouse, it spends a lot of time feeding on the ground in Scottish pinewoods and is close to extinction. As a band, it is a mixture of tradtional Gaelic and contemporary world music started in 1980 by Donald Shaw and Karen Matheson.

Members: Donald Shaw (Accordian), Karen Matheson (Vocals), Michael McGoldrick (Flute, Uilleann Pipes) Mannus Lunny (Bouzouki, Guitar), Charlie McKerron (Fiddle), Ewen Vernal (Bass), Che Beresford (Drums), David Robertson (Percussion)

Albums:

  • 1984: Cascade
  • 1987: Crosswinds
  • 1988: The Blood is Strong
  • 1989: Sidewaulk
  • 1991: Delirium
  • 1992: Get Out
  • 1993: Secret People
  • 1994: Capercaillie
  • 1996: To the Moon
  • 1997: Beautiful Wasteland
  • 1998: Glenfinnan (Songs of the '45)
    Dusk Till Dawn: The Best of Capercaillie
  • 2000: Nàdurra
  • 2002: Choice Language
    Capercaillie Live in Concert
  • 2004: Grace and Pride: The Anthology 2004-1984
  • 2008: Roses and Tears