An eagerly anticipated CD release from stunning singer Karen Matheson, lead vocalist of Scottish Band Capercaillie.
Still Time which was recorded during last summer's lockdown features contemporary and traditional songs.
Includes songs composed by James Grant, Donald Shaw, Brendan Graham, and Robert Burns.
Featuring special guest musicians: Donald Shaw (piano, accordion, harmonium, samplers), James Grant (guitars 1,4,7,8,9), dobro (2,3), Hannah Fisher (fiddle, vocals), Ewen Vernal (bass 1,4,7,9), Soren MacLean (guitars1,23,4,6,10), Anna Massie (mandolin), Alyn Cosker (drums) John Doyle ( guitar, bouzouki (2,5,10, vocals, 10), Fraser Fifield (saxophone), Rudi Di Groot (cello), Michael McGoldrick (whistle 8), Dirk Powell (banjo 5), James MacKintosh (drums), Clockwork Strings (string section (Ae Fond Kiss).
"10 years ago I was working on a bunch of different tracks, unsure of what direction to go in when I found myself facing a number of personal challenges including the loss of both my parents. It felt right to concentrate on the Gaelic songs of my childhood, in tribute to what had given true shape to my life, resulting in the purely Gaelic release of ‘Urram’ from 2015. We were then left with a body of work, waiting in the wings to be resurrected at a later date with my sore heart eased and my faith in humanity restored. Fast-forward a decade and while the world paused, bird song soared and banana bread baked "Still Time" was re-born. With the help of some familiar, brilliant musicians who could accommodate the 'home-recording' situation we worked through the lockdown. Somehow having time to reflect and consider music in a different way helped me finally finish the record and I am super proud of it!" Karen Matheson
"Karen Matheson has a throat that was surely touched by God" - Sean Connery