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.