Credited with being at the forefront of the renaissance in folk/roots music over the last 20 years, Capercaillie, Scotland's finest celtic act, return with their new studio album Roses and Tears.The album features many newly discovered traditional songs sourced from the Gaelic song archive at the School of Scottish Studies,along with self-penned material and a beautiful rendition of John Martynâs anti-war song "Dont You Go."
This album re-affirms Capercaillie's unfailing enthusiasm for the music they inherited whilst growing up on the Atlantic fringes of Scotland and Ireland. Their innovative approach to traditional sources and influences and the excitement they create through live performance explains the widespread esteem in which they are held in the current explosive folk scene.
The line-up of the band (described by Mojo as "a marriage made in heaven") unites sublime vocals of Karen Matheson with Donald Shaw - accordian & piano; Manus Lunny - bouzouki; Charlie McKerron - fiddle; Michael McGoldrick - pipes & flutes; Ewen Vernal - bass; Che Beresford - drums; David Robertson - percussion.
"Their seductively contemporary sound and production, their mastery of traditional instruments (along with a willingness to look beyond them) and the voice of Karen Matheson have helped Capercaillie re-model the Celtic landscape - Q Magazine