After huge demand Scotland’s premier gaelic vocalist, Karen Matheson hits the road for some rare solo performances with her band, James Grant on guitars, Ewen Vernal on double bass and Donald Shaw on piano.
Much of the material will be drawn from Karen’s last album release ‘Downriver’, a stunning acoustic based project which provided the perfect platform for her typically emotional vocal delivery that has stunned audiences around the world and made her a household name in the UK music scene.
Widely 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.
As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration including the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where she recorded tracks with Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, Rufus Wainright and a host of respected musicians. Karen has been a regular performer at the sold out live shows of this event at the annual Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
‘Karen Matheson has a throat that is surely touched by God’ Sean Connery
‘A glorious capturing of a singer in her prime’ Irish Times
Thursday 2 October – 8pm
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