Capercaille - To The Moon
When the groundbreaking Scottish band Capercaillie interprets traditional music, it demolishes ancient boundaries. Waulking songs become Scottish funk; a Scots Gaelic ballad breaks the UK top 40. Called "the most exciting and vibrant band in Celtic music today" by Billboard, Capercaille has come a long way from its roots as a traditional band and here their inventive mingling of the contemporary and the traditional reaches new heights. With crystal-clear singing from Karen Matheson, Donald Shaw on accordion and keyboards, Mark Duff on whistles, Manus Lunny on bouzouki, Charlie McKerron on fiddle and John Saich on bass, plus percussion and pipes.