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Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-group Capercaillie, Karen’s life in the limelight began with her performing as a child in her local village hall in Argyll on the West coast of Scotland, where she was brought up 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, where her stunning rendition of ‘Ae fond kiss’ stole the show at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, to a televised audience of over a billion people.
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.
This September and October sees a packed programme of gigs which showcase the finest international and local artists. From Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations and pop icons Heaven 17 to local stars Field Music and Brazilian hip hop activist Billy Saga, we have your musical taste...