Karen Matheson has captivated audiences around the world and sold over a million records as the lead singer of the best-selling, internationally-renowned Celtic supergroup Capercaillie.

As a solo performer, she 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. Her many collaborations include Algerian singer Idir, Breton guitarist Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes.

She has released four albums incorporating traditional and contemporary songs in English and Gaelic. Her most recent release Urram is a musical love letter to her families’ Hebridean roots, with a collection of timeless Gaelic songs that evoke the character and atmosphere of Island life, through walking songs, love songs, lullabies, mouth music and evocative poems to the surroundings.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall
from £17 (inc fees)


“...has the ability to inject pure emotion into a song. The kind of voice that can leave you shell- shocked”

The Sunday Times

“...remarkable in English but breathtaking when she draws on Hebridean roots to sing in Gaelic”

The Daily Telegraph

“Karen Matheson has a throat that is surely touched by God”

Sean Connery

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