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6 Sep 2018

Cara is now on Instagram 

Follow her now HERE

12 Apr 2018

We're pleased to announce all the dates for Cara's 2018 Christmas Tour (now in it's thrid year)

Previous tours sold out so we recommend booking tickets early to avoid disappointment. Click HERE for dates.

 

 

11 Apr 2018

Cara and Sam performed "The Leaving Song" live at this years BBC Radio Folk Awards in Belfast. You can watch their stunning performance HERE 

 

17 Jan 2018

Check HERE for all Cara's upcoming dates in 2018

Be quick...many have sold out already.

14 Jan 2018

Cara has won "FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR" at the annual Fatea Magazine Awards.

16 Dec 2017

Cara and band performed 3 songs live on the BBC RADIO 3 In Tune Christmas Special on Monday 18th December. Listen Back HERE 

She was singing alongside Alexander Armstrong, Michael Fabiano, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble and the BBC Singers.

30 Oct 2017

We're thrilled that "Wanderer" entered the official UK Indie Album Breakers Chart at No.1 !! 

Thanks to everyone who's bought or downloaded it so far.

If you haven't got it yet...purchase HERE

16 Oct 2017

Cara's new album WANDERER recieved a glowing ★★★★ review from Neil Spencer in the Guardian.

"Dillon’s charm lies in both her crystalline, melodic voice and the unusual fluency she brings to antique material ... Gorgeous homesick blues"

13 Sep 2017

We're thrilled to announce Cara's new album "WANDERER" is now available!!! 

Purchase HERE

Please read on for more information about the album.

1 Sep 2017

Over the coming months Cara will be performing in the USA - China - Germany - Ireland and The Netherlands. Check HERE for all dates

30 May 2017

Cara and Sam were Huey Morgan's guests on episode #4 of his brand new Podcast "Off The Record". Listen HERE

24 Apr 2017

Cara sings a beautiful song called "My Dove" accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra on an album called Goldenhair which was released on June 16th (Bloomsday). It's a project that sees award winning Irish Composer Brian Byrne put words and lyrics written by James Joyce to music.

8 Apr 2017

Record Collector Magazine features a section each month called "My Precious" where an artist talks about a special album they love. In the April edition, Eagles' bassist Timothy B Schmit chose Cara's 2009 album, Hill Of Thieves, as his 'precious'. Thank you Timothy x

10 Jan 2017

Cara's honoured to be the cover feature in this months Diabetes Balance magazine which is the official magazine for Diabetes UK. The monthly magazine has a readership of over 500,000 people and gives advice and help to those who have Diabetes (like Cara).

 

29 Dec 2016

Cara will be singing "Viva La Vida" by Colday live on RTE ONE TV shortly after midnight on New Years Eve. She will be broadcast as part of RTE's Centernary Special TV coverage which will take in live performaces from Dublin, New York and the Irish Embassy in London.

19 Dec 2016
18 Dec 2016

The response to "Upon A Winter's Night" has been beyond any of our expectations and we just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has bought, downloaded or streamed the album

21 Oct 2016

If you've ever longed for an atmospheric and cinematic soundtrack to accompany the legend and faith abound in the Christmas story then look no further. Cara released her very first Christmas album on 18th November 2016. 

Signed CDs - Amazon - HMV - iTunes

29 Aug 2016

Cara will be touring the UK to promote the release of her new Christmas Album, "Upon A Winter's Night".

20 Jun 2016

Cara will be sharing the bill with Elton John, Madness, Staus Quo and Gregory Portor amongst others at this years BBC RADIO 2  LIVE IN HYDE PARK

11 Jun 2016

Cara will be visiting CHINA again in October for another short tour. She will be performing in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and Xi'an from the 14th-17th October. Details to be found HERE

19 Mar 2016

We're very excited to share the news that Cara's song "Bright Morning Star" has been chosen by Bowers & Wilkins and BMW to showcase the extrordinary sound reproduced by their Diamond Surround Sound System which Bowers & Wilkins have exclusively designed from the ground up for the new BMW 7 Series 

12 Jan 2016

Cara's Spring Tour dates have been announced. Please check out details of all her appearances including links to purchase tickets HERE 

*** NOTE*** Some have already SOLD OUT

20 Oct 2015

Cara is delighted to be confirmed as a featured guest in the forthcoming Transatlantic Sessions Live Tour 2016

Read on for more details...

 

19 Oct 2015

Cara is performing at an exclusive and prestigious event in Belfast on Friday October 30th at the 5 star Merchant Hotel to raise money for TINYLIFE ....read on for more details.

13 Oct 2015

Cara's performing as part of the LONDON FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL Which has an amazing line up of musicians and singers from this side of the Atlantic and visiting American artists. Cara will be playing the beautiful Union Chapel on November 12th. Tickets can be booked HERE

3 Sep 2015

Cara's Autumn tour dates have been announced. Please check out details of all her appearances including links to purchase tickets HERE 

As usual booking early to avoid disappoitnment is essential.

22 Aug 2015

  Cara has the honour of performing the closing concert at this years prestigious Belfast International Arts Festival. Events covering all aspects of the arts will take place from October the 9th until Cara's show in the Lyric Theatre on Sunday 1st November. 

This is definitely not one to miss!

UPDATE    ***SOLD OUT***

2 Aug 2015
 In late July Cara performed a show in the beautiful Convent music venue tucked away in the Cotswolds here in the UK. It was a very intimate evening and the show was broadcast live over the web via Netgig. HERE & HERE are a couple of YouTube clips of the evening. If you like what you see the full show is still available to purchase online HERE
 
29 Jun 2015

In addition to her performance on the Avalon Stage on Friday at Glastonbury, Cara and Sam performed "Garden Valley" live on BBC Two on Saturday night after Kanye West's controversial show. Some might say an appropriate antidote...but we couldn't possibly comment...other than it's absolutely sublime!!! Watch the video back HERE

3 Jun 2015

BBC TWO Northern Ireland are currenty broadcasting a landmark three part music series called FOLK ADUAIDH examining the untold history of folk music in Ulster whilst looking at the social, political and cultural backdrop from which the music is set. Cara features in episodes 2 and 3 with her being interviewed and performing with Sam in both episodes.

27 May 2015

Cara graces the front cover of The Covent's magazine, "Ad Hoc" in advance of her show there on July 24th. The full edition of the magazine can be read in full for free HERE

18 May 2015

 Cara's song ”Bright Morning Star" which is taken from her latest album "a Thousand Hearts" is to feature in the upcoming movie, Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story  This US feature film is a unique Hollywood biopic about the greatest director from the Golden Age of Hollywood you've never heard of till now, and includes a cavalcade of stars throughout the history of cinema, including Oscar winner Margaret O'Brien, Portuguese Golden Globe winner Joaquim de Almeida, and many more. 

 

15 May 2015

Cara will be performing at this years Glastonbury Festival in Somerset on Friday 26th June. She will be on the Avalon Stage at 5:15pm with her band.

6 May 2015

After many years of being unavailable in physical format, Cara's 3rd album "After The Morning" is now finally available to purchase via Cara and Sam's own label. Originally released in 2006 the album won the "Indie Acoustic Award for Best Celtic Album" and includes Cara and Sam's now definitive versions of "The Streets Of Derry" featuring Paul Brady, "Garden Valley" featuring The Czech Phillharmonic and "Bold Jamie". For many recent fans of Cara's this has been the hardest album to get hold of....but not any more! 

Click HERE to buy via Cara's distributor

Click HERE to buy via Amazon

24 Apr 2015

"Thanks to everyone who extended their best wishes to me during my nomination for "Folk Singer Of The Year". I had brilliant evening in Cardiff the other night and although I missed out Sam and I were over the moon that Nancy Kerr won. In fact, we would have been happy for all the nominees in the category to have picked up the title. The aftershow was great fun, I especially loved meeting Nessa (Ruth Jones) and it was fantastic catching up with old friends." 

 

12 Apr 2015

There has been a long and ongoing misunderstanding regarding the YouTube video of "Man In The Rain" from Mike Oldfield's "Live At Horseguards Parade" performance filmed in 1998. Cara would like to clarify that this video does indeed feature her vocals from the studio recording but the video shows Pepsi DeMacque miming to Cara's voice. 

 

23 Feb 2015

We're thrilled to share the news that the soundtrack to "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue" has been officially released on CD for the first time. The music was composed and conducted by the award winning composer Joel McNeely and features two songs with Cara. She sings the opening track to the movie called "Summer's Just Begun" and also a beautiful lullaby called "Come Flying With Me"  The album can be ordered HERE

4 Feb 2015

Cara is over the moon to have recieved a nomination for "Folk Singer Of The Year" at the upcoming 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

3 Feb 2015

Cara's upcoming tour is selling very fast indeed with 7 out of 9 shows already SOLD OUT and the others being very close to full

Grab your tickets while you can....Details Here    (UPDATE - all 9 shows SOLD OUT!)

 

 

 

1 Feb 2015

Music City Roots is returning to Belfast to record a second special TV show in The Belfast Empire featuring Cara Dillon, Foy Vance and Grammy Award Winning artist Jim Lauderdale. The show will be included in a series of one-hour music television specials broadcast on PBS channels into sixty million homes across USA!

20 Nov 2014

Cara performed live and was interviewd by Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on Friday 14th November. Listen back HERE

16 Nov 2014

We're extremely pleased to annouce that Cara is being featured as Artist Of The Month by exclusive speaker manufacturers Bowers & Wilkins. A Thousand Hearts is available now for download in a High Resolution format exclusively for members of B&W's Society Of Sound.

13 Nov 2014

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12 Nov 2014

Please have a look at Cara's upcoming live shows for 2015. Book early to avoid dissapointment HERE

Keep an eye out for some of Cara's performances as a trio. These shows tend to sell out very quickly as they bring Cara to more intimate venues where the audience can enjoy her music in a more personal environment.

2 Nov 2014

A THOUSAND HEARTS is Cara's latest album!! Reviews have been amazing so click HERE to purchase

19 Oct 2014

Catch up on a couple of TV Appearances by Cara and Sam.

15 Oct 2014

Cara's finshed her run of shows with the amazing bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski. Thanks to everyone who came out to see Cara and Dan, the concerts were incredible and the atmosphere at every show was amazing. Read what Cara had to say about the experience...

5 Oct 2014

With great regret Cara has had to postponed her upcoming tour of China. Unfortunately some paperwork hadn't been issued with enough time to aquire the required visas for travel. 

The tour has been rescheduled to begin on March 10th 2015 in Chengdu..details Here

20 Aug 2014

"BRIGHT MORNING STAR" features on the latest NOW MUSIC compilation called "NOW That's What I Call Chilled" The track features alongside some of the biggest names in music today including, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris!!! 

10 Aug 2014

Cara performed live on Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday 10th. She had a nice chat with Sir Terry and played "As I Roved Out" and a cover of Van Morrison's "Crazy Love". Listen Again HERE

"As I Roved Out" begins at 5:05

"Crazy Love" begins at 13:30

 

9 Aug 2014

Even more reviews have been flooding in for "A Thousand Hearts" ...and they have all been amazing!! Here are a few nice quotes taken from just some of them...

14 Jul 2014

As of today, A Thousand Hearts is now officially available on vinyl!! It's the first time one of Cara's albums has seen a release in this format and was re-mastered especially. Now, whether you're a true audiophile, a lover of 'the old ways' or simply a super fan you can enjoy Cara spinning on your turntable all day long. 

Cara's Store     Amazon

2 Jul 2014

Cara's official music video for "Bright Morning Star" is now up on Vevo and Youtube. It's a beautiful video and really captures the feel and soul of the song. By all accounts it was an amazing day filming in a 200 year old barn in rural Wiltshire. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

21 Jun 2014

Cara & Sam joined Clare Balding live on BBC Radio 2 for "Good Morning Sunday". They performed "River, Run" live in the studio and gave a short interview. Listen again HERE - (interview starts at approx 1hr 12mins into show)

19 Jun 2014

Cara's music is enjoyed by the best people...Ellie Goulding posted this VIDEO last week relaxing to Cara's music in her dressing room.

 

 

19 Jun 2014

Cara and Sam were thrilled to have been invited as special guests to watch the Eagles perform at the O2 Arena last night by Timothy B Schmit. They said the show was truly incredible and had the pleasure of enjoying it alongside new friends Paul Carrack and his wife Kathy. Timothy features on backing vocals on Cara's latest single "Bright Morning Star". 

19 Jun 2014

"Bright Morning Star" has made the BBC Radio 2 "C" Playlist  the BBC Radio Scotland "A" Playlist and MANX Radio "B" PLaylist

7 Jun 2014

We're excited to announce Cara will be headlining four big concerts in October and will be joined by very special guest, Dan Tyminski....

22 May 2014

We won't lie...here at Cara Dillon HQ we're over the moon at Ed Sheeran's comments and thrilled he likes Cara's new album so much (and all her previous albums). We're huge fans of Ed's here and he's made our day. For everyone who's just discovering Cara for the first time...you're most welcome, enjoy the MUSIC - Twitter

20 May 2014

Cara was a guest on Janice Long's show on BBC RADIO 2 last night. She spent almost an hour on air choosing songs, talking about her career and she gave a reading as part of Janice's Spoken Word feature. Listen again HERE

18 May 2014

Cara graced the cover of The Sunday Times Culture Magazine in Ireland this week with a great interview inside.

16 May 2014

We’re really excited that finally "A Thousand Hearts" gets released today… In the Republic of Ireland anyway!

15 May 2014

Listen again to Cara and band performing three songs from her new album live on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show on BBC Radio 2 Her first song starts at approx 20mins into the show. 

13 May 2014

Amazon are offering an exclusive free download of "Shotgun Down The Avalanche". Visit Amazon now to claim your FREE MP3

10 May 2014

Watch Cara perform "Jacket So Blue" live on BBC Radio Ulster HERE

9 May 2014

An exclusive video interview with Cara and Sam, Watch it HERE

5 May 2014

"A Thousand Hearts" has received a fantastic 4 star review in The Daily Telegraph 

1 May 2014

The new video for "Shotgun Down The Avalanche" has just been premiered. Watch it HERE

27 Apr 2014

Cara was interviewed for a feature that appears in the Mail On Sunday about her diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes and how she's adapted her life to live with the disease. 

20 Apr 2014

Follow the links to read two reviews of Cara's intimate album showcases in London. Review 1     Review 2

15 Apr 2014

Cara graces the front cover of the May issue of Irish Music Magazine. She's interviewed in depth and talks extensively about her new album "A Thousand Hearts"

4 Apr 2014

Visit Cara's online store to purchase copies of her new album "A Thousand Hearts". ORDER HERE

26 Mar 2014

Both of Cara's album showcase concerts in London on the 7th and 14th of April have now SOLD OUT! Apologies if you missed out on getting tickets.

26 Mar 2014

First look at Cara's new album Artwork for "A Thousand Hearts" which is now available to PRE-ORDER

 

22 Mar 2014

Cara was delighted to perform at the the flagship store launch for designer brand HIGH on Bond Street last week. Cara sang for a host of celebs and fashionistas including Helena Bonham Carter, Donna Air and Dasiy Lowe and was thrilled to wear one of the outfits from the new Spring Summer collection.

16 Mar 2014

Cara will perform two intimate shows in London on Monday April 7th and Monday April 14th to showcase her new album. Tickets for fans are extremely limited as the venue is very small so book early.

14 Mar 2014

We're thrilled to announce that Cara will be headlining the second stage at this years HOP FARM FESTIVAL with The Orchestra Of Ireland. 

23 Feb 2014

We're excited to unveil Cara's brand new website!!!  We've kept it simple, easy to navigate and we hope you like it. 

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19 Feb 2014

Cara was thrilled and honoured to present legendary Celtic band CLANNAD with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which were held in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 19/2/14.

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