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Karen Matheson

Karen Matheson

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Karen Matheson

Karen MathesonWidely recognised as the haunting vocals of Celtic super-group Capercaillie, Karen was given an OBE in the 2006 New Years Honours list, an astonishing achievement to add to her award of "Best Gaelic singer" from the inaugural Scottish folk awards - just two of many plaudits earned from a career which began with her performing as a child in her local village hall on the West coast of Scotland.

With Capercaillie, described as: "the most exciting and vibrant band in the field of Celtic music today" (Billboard), Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums across the world, and performed in over thirty countries, including groundbreaking tours of South America, The Middle-East and Eastern Europe. In 1995 they wrote, recorded and starred in the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, in which Karen performed a solo rendition of a Gaelic lament.

As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration including the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions.

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