If you don’t know the voice of Cara Dillon, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store.
A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon’s fifth solo album, is another small
masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully
honed and perfectly true.
The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. She has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. “To me, you can go anywhere with every song. The melody and message is at the forefront of everything I do. I don’t really care where the song came from, how old it is, and who did it first. It’s whether it strikes a note in my heart, does it haunt me, do I need to
Raised in the small village of Dungiven, Northern Ireland, Cara has been singing all her life. “I do believe I am part of a continuing story, a story that’s still unfolding, that reaches back through songs I’ve grown up with, and uncles that emigrated to America, and stuff that happened in my own family, and reaches forward to stuff that’s still
Cara plays tonight with her trio.
All tickets £20.