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Prospect House – Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie (Scotland)

19 May


“The most vibrant and exciting band in the field of Celtic music” (Billboard)

 “Securely ranked among the Celtic world’s top live bands. . . Capercaillie walk the trad/contemporary line with admirable poise and scrupulous care” (Songlines)

Scots folk band Capercaillie will perform as their original acoustic nucleus quartet of Karen Matheson (vocals), Charlie McKerrron (fiddle), Manus Lunny (Bouzouki) and Donald Shaw (Accordion) in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia, 2020. The band have performed across Australia a number of times on headline theatre tours and festival appearances in the last 20 years, and are delighted to return with their unique take on traditional music and Gaelic songs. Presented in Australia’s splendid National Trust properties and town halls where the Scottish diaspora have made their homes, the 20 date Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour is a magnificent opportunity to celebrate the very best in Scottish Gaelic music in historic settings that are beautiful, quirky or opulent by turn.

From their homeland roots of Argyll in the highlands of Scotland, Capercaillie have been credited with being the major force in bringing traditional Celtic music to the world stage and inspiring the great resurgence so evident today. And even three ground-breaking decades after Capercaillie first performed as teenagers in their native Scottish Highlands; even as they continue the worldwide musical journey that’s taken them from the Brazilian rainforest to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, not to mention into the pop charts – it is the ancient Gaelic culture that still inspires them most.

Prospect House

Built during the early 1830s, like most of the grand properties of the time, Prospect House was constructed by convicts, on Palawa land. This property was built for James Kestall Buscombe, who built many of Richmond’s original properties with his brother Henry including the Lennox Arms (now the Richmond Arms Hotel), the post office, general store and several houses. Convicts, servants, settlers, entrepreneurs, chefs and artists have come and gone leaving a legacy and stories only told through the building that remains. 

Ticketing Information 
Dining & music Concert $120
– Includes tickets to the show 
– Arrival cocktail 
– Canapes dinner inclusive of cheese station and oyster bar 

King $630 for Two People 
Inclusions as above + 
– Accommodation in King Courtyard Suites 
– Afternoon tea on arrival day 
– Cooked and continental breakfast following morning 

Queen $530 for Two People 
Inclusions as above + 
– Accommodation in Queen Courtyard Suites 
– Afternoon tea on arrival day 
– Cooked and continental breakfast following morning 

For more information about the hotel and accommodation please see: https://prospecthouseprivatehotel.com.au