Instrumental and vocal band, playing their own songs and a few traditional Scottish ones. Some songs are in Scottish gaelic. After 1989 the albums have more new-age and pop tendencies. 

(Karen Matheson has also recorded solo)


Cascade 1984Taynuilt/ EtiveERLP 333 
Crosswinds1984 Green LinnetGLCD 1077
[Reissue]1994 Green LinnetGLCD 1077
The Blood Is Strong 1988Survival 
[Reissue with bonus tracks] (*)1995 SurvivalSURCD014
Sidewaulk1989 Green LinnetGLCD 1094 
Delirium1991 Green LinnetGLCD 3108
[Reissue]  SurvivalSURCD015
Get Out1992 Green LinnetGLCD 3110
[Reissue with bonus tracks]1999 SurvivalSURCD016
A Prince Among Islands (EP)1992 SurvivalZB45393 
Secret People1993  Arista74321162742 
[Reissue]  Green LinnetGLCD 3104
[Remixed as "Capercaillie"]2001 SurvivalSURCD 017
To The Moon1995 SurvivalSURCD 019
[Reissue]  Green LinnetGLCD 3117
Beautiful Wasteland1997 SurvivalSURCD 021
Glenfinnan (Song of the '45) 1998Subscription only CAP6
[Reissue] 2010 Survival  
Ndurra2000 SurvivalSURCD025 
Choice Language2003 VerticalVERTCD06
Roses and Tears2008Vertical VERTCD04

(* The original 19 tracks were from an ITV series. The 6 additional tracks were from another ITV series ""Prince Among Islands" (1992) and "Highlanders" (1995)).

Live Albums.

Live in Concert 2002SurvivalSURCD027


Title. year. Label. number.
Dawn Till Dusk: The Best of Caprcaillie 1998SurvivalSURCD023 
Waulkroots1998 EurekaEURCD 700
[Reissue]1998 Green LinnetGLCD 1094
An Introduction to Capercaillie - Heart of the Highland 2001 Camden189579
Grace and Pride - The Anthology 1984 - 2004 2004SurvivalSURCD030
Heritage Songs2007 Plaza Mayor 

Soundtrack Album.

Title. year. Label. number.
Rob Roy 1995    

Main themes by Carter Burwell. Karen Matheson (vocals), Angus Grant (fiddle), Davey Spillane (uilleann pipes, low whistle), Maire Breatnach (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhran), Ronan Brown (penny whistle).

Best Albums(*).

Delirium 1991
Sidewaulk 1989

(*) Based on critical opinion.


Title.year.Label. Number
A Prince Among Islands/(EP)1992 SurvivalZB 45393
Dark Alan (Alen Duinn)1995 SurvivalSURCD 55
Rapture2000 Survival 
Stinging Rain2005 Survival17

Hit albums.

Title.year.Highest position.
Secret People1993  40
To The Moon1995 41
Beautiful Wasteland1997 55

Popular downloads.

Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda
Ailein Duinn
Eastern Reel
Coisich A Ruin
The Gaelic Reels
I Will Set My Ship in Order
Servant to the Slave


Titleyear.Label. number
Two Nights of Delirium (VHS tape) 1992  
The Capercaillie Collection 1990 - 19962000 SurvivalSURDVD01

Anthology - Capercaillie, Loreena McKennitt, The Corrs, The Chieftains, Clannad, Nightnoise, Karen Matheson, et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
The Celtic Circle2003 Windham Hill Records82876-54888-2

(* one track only - "Seo Leo'Thaoil" from "Causeway".)

Last updated on 06/01/2011