Capercaillie

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ReLoved

Celtic music trailblazers Capercaillie celebrate 40 years with the release of ReLoved, their new symphonic double album featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with arrangements by Greg Lawson, Donald Shaw and Kate St John. Running to over 70 minutes, these compelling orchestrated versions beautifully encapsulates the spirit of Capercaillie’s repertoire – with strident waulking songs collected from the Hebrides, hypnotic groove infused instrumentals that draw on traditional forms of jigs, reels and eastern rhythms, and modern ballads and poignant love songs.

This Double Vinyl release is pressed on blue vinyl – order your signed copy here for shipping around May 9th 2024.

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At The Heart Of It All 

‘At the Heart of It All’ album from Capercaillie (2013).

Roses and Tears

‘Roses and Tears’ the studio album from Capercaillie from 2008

Grace and Price Anthology
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.

Choice Language
Choice Language

‘Choice Language’, the title of the new album from Celtic supergroup Capercaillie conveys the band’s long standing links with the Gaelic tradition.

Live in Concert
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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Nàdurra
Nàdurra

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.

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.

Rob Roy
Rob Roy

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.

Get Out
Get Out

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.

Delirium

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.

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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.

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.

Beautiful Wasteland

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.