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Birth Place: Oban, Scotland
Years Active: 1984-present
Genres: Celtic Music

Capercaillie is a Scottish folk band founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson. The group originates from Argyll, a region of western Scotland and is named after the bird Capercaillie, ''Tetrao urogallus'', which in the British Isles occurs only in Scotland The band recorded its first album, ''Cascade'', in 1984. Their 1992 EP ''A Prince Among Islands'' was the first Scottish Gaelic-language record to reach the UK Top 40 singles chart, peaking at number 39. Another of their singles, ''Dark Alan (Ailein duinn)'' reached number 65. The album ''Secret People'' got number 40, and ''To the Moon'' got to number 41. They have adapted traditional Gaelic songs and music using ... Continue Bio >>

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