Scottish band, Capercaillie

Cancelled: Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie (Scotland)

Past concert

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Scottish folk band, Capercaillie, will perform a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia at Old Government House. The original acoustic nucleus quartet includes Karen Matheson (vocals), Charlie McKerrron (fiddle), Manus Lunny (Bouzouki) and Donald Shaw (Accordion) in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour.

The band have performed across a range of headline Australian theatre and festival tours and are delighted to return with their unique take on traditional music and Gaelic songs. Presented in Australia's splendid National Trust properties where the Scottish diaspora have made their homes, the Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour is a magnificent opportunity to celebrate the very best in Scottish Gaelic music in historic settings that are beautiful, quirky and opulent.

The most vibrant and exciting band in the field of Celtic music


One of the first acts to reposition Scotland's musical heritage in the context of the world music boom

Sunday Herald

Securely ranked among the Celtic world's top live bands... Capercaillie walk the trad/contemporary line with admirable poise and scrupulous care



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