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Capercaillie, Sidewaulk

SIDEWAULK, the Capercaillie discography

Joe Sixpack's Brit-Folk-Celtic Music Guide - Miscellaneous Albums C

Capercaillie "Sidewaulk" (Green Linnet, 1989)
Modernized Celtic music that follows in the path of early Clannad albums -- brisk instrumentals interspersed with glossier vocal numbers and a thumping electric bass or intrusive synthesizer here or there. Talented, it's true, but for the more traditionally-minded among us, this Scottish ensemble may be a hit-or-miss affair. They are more true to their roots on the instrumental numbers -- bad news for folk like me who prefer hearing songs. I'm also not terribly fond of vocalist Karen Matheson... I guess I just don't like the timbre of her voice, or perhaps I'm just used to hearing a Hebrides accent in a rougher context. This early album is perhaps your best shot to size them up as a proper "trad" band.

See Groups: Capercaillie

See Albums: Crosswinds The Blood Is Strong

See Musicians: Donald Shaw

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