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!
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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
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.
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.
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!
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"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."
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.
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
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!
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.
"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!!!
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 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.
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".
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
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.