Capercaillie star in solo concert

Karen Matheson.

Karen Matheson.

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Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie, Karen Matheson will perform at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Friday, June 17.

Karen grew up on the west coast of Scotland where she was immersed in the deep well of traditional songs that have been her inspiration for over 30 years of recording and performing worldwide.

Fast forward to last summer, and Matheson’s stunning rendition of Ae Fond Kiss stole the show at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Her new solo album is a musical love letter to her family’s Hebridean roots, with a collection of Gaelic songs that evoke the character and atmosphere of island life.

Her previous albums were entitled The Dreaming Sea and Time to fall.

As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including the award-winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians.

Also performing at Pavilion Arts Centre will be Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr on Sunday, June 12.

Tickets are £17 for Karen Matheson’s concert on June 17 at 7.30pm. Discounts are available. To buy tickets call 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk