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Oban, United Kingdom (1980 – present)

Capercaillie is a folk band founded in Oban, Scotland in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson. They recorded their first album, Cascade, in 1984. Their 1992 EP Coisich, a Rùin was the first ever Scottish Gaelic language record to reach the UK Top 40 singles chart. They have also pioneered the integration of divergent styles, including some electronics and African rhythms, into their music, though it is still primarily Scottish folk music.


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  • selphie13

    Capercaillie never fails to put me in a calm and sentimental mood. Just wonderful music!

    12 Jun 1:55pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    really nice tunes

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • engmostafaeldam


    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Mullington

    Loving Four stone Wall.

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    karen on vocals always a joy to hear

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Alkven

    Wowowowowoww!! Really like this music! Awesome! From Russia with love <3

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AreothonModBlut


    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    I saw Capercaillie on my 6th or 7th birthday. My mum loves her folk so we used to get taken along to see all sorts of bands. I find it amusing that now, as an adult, I am revisiting the music she used to make us listen to. I'm also a big fan of folk metal, so a slight mix up of mine and her taste haha! Good band. Still stir a lot of emotions for me. Especially Waiting for the Wheel to Turn. Guess they're one reason I decided to learn Gaelic and study Celtic at university.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • douglasC280


    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Immat

    This is good! (I just discovered them)

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • lisamuzik


    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • meredith999

    Gaelic Psalm Theme made me speechless. What an amazing song!

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Mullington

    Four Stone Walls-a super track.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Egneh

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Xylvanya

    If you like ambitious and relaxing music, maybe it´s possible you like XYLVANYA: „Anxious“; „Beach II“ „SA RIERA part I“, "Imperial Crown" „Climbing“ or „Ex-Mannequin“ or „Horizont (III) or "Gewitter-Regen" or "Erinnerungen an meinen Vater" or "Trust (Piano-Version)" or "Norwegen" or "Retrospective view" and many many more.....(all in all 6 hours of music, all songs free download) . Thank you for listening, support or feedback! Peace, Xylvanya

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • dzyndzla

    wow, i've just discovered them... amazing music

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • milkywayhoshiap

    Why do I love this so much!?!?!

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Solyuki

    I'm so happy to see "Little do they know" between top 10! But I hope, someday, to see Dr. MacPhail's reel from Delirium there! It's absolutely perfect!

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Poisonsoul

    Тру фолк!

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kecoughtan

    Love this band. They are new to me but have been around for quite some time.

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
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