Q Magazine calls her vocals ?expressive beyond her years? and folk music mag fRoots reckons she?s ?amongst the very finest to be heard today?. And in her latest release, After The Morning, Cara Dillon believes ?we’ve created an album with wide appeal without compromising what we do or where we come from.” Modern folk doesn?t come much finer.
Cara Dillon?s exquisite, crystalline vocals have been winning her acclaim ever since she won the All Ireland Singing Trophy at the age of 14. Born in 1971 in County Derry, Northern Ireland, Cara grew up in a close, musical family. She joined the folk supergroup Equation in 1995 as a replacement for another singing sensation, Kate Rusby. Dillon left Equation before the release of their Blanco y Negro debut and began working with another previous member of the band, Sam Lakeman.
Her Rough Trade solo debut recording in 2001 showcased mainly traditional music, but infused with a modern sensibility, and the accolades started flooding in: she was feted at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, among others. In 2004 Cara won the prestigious Meteor Award for Best Female Singer. She?s appeared at Womad, the Cambridge Folk Festival, and toured South-East Asia. “Never in a Million Years”, the first single from Cara?s latest album, was playlisted by Radio 2. Cara calls it ?the most mainstream song we’ve written to date”.
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