We take a very broad sweep of Scottish music on our album, bringing in reggae as well as music in the Wolof language. One key strand though is music in the Gaelic language, with some of the most striking Scottish songs on the album sung in Gaelic. Here are some highlights.
Karen is probably best known for her role as vocalist in Capercaillie – “the most exciting and vibrant band in the field of Celtic music today” according to Billboard. But Karen’s career knows no bounds and she is also a successful soloist, awarded “Best Gaelic singer” by the inaugural Scottish folk awards.
“Karen Matheson has a throat that is surely touched by God’’. – Sean Connery
Kathleen hails from South Uist in a Gaelic-speaking home in the Outer Hebrides, and has a broad career as a singer and presenter, featuring on Machair and Tasci. Her singing has been featured in the Robin Hood film.
Allan hails from a tiny village in remote Moidart and has earned global renoun as a composer, musical director, piper and singer. He has performed at every major Celtic and piping festival in the world. His work evokes seventeenth-century piping style, and is truly stunning.
“The single most Important source of living Gaelic musical culture”
– John Purser
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