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Cara Dillon


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(2001 – present)

Cara Dillon (born 21 July 1975 in Dungiven, County Derry, Northern Ireland) is an Irish folk singer. In 2001, she launched her career as a solo artist in the UK with the eponymous Cara Dillon album. Prior to this, Dillon had been a member of the folk groups Oige and Equation. She and Sam Lakeman (whom she married in 2002) left Equation and signed to Blanco y Negro records going under the name ‘Polar Star’.

Dillon released her eponymous first solo album in 2001, a mixture of tradtional songs with two original compositions. This album garnered the best newcomer award and the best song for ‘Black is the Colour’ at the 2002 Radio 2 folk awards.

The follow up ‘Sweet Liberty’ was released in 2003 with her third album ‘After The Morning’ following in 2006.

In January 2008 Dillon and her band recorded a DVD The Redcastle Sessions in County Donegal which led to an extensive tour starting in the May and continuing through the folk festival season to the winter of 2008/9. This tour took-in venues across Ireland, Great Britain and The USA and introduced guitarist John Smith as a duet partner on the single If I Prove False, this single and a fourth album Hill of Thieves (released 26 January 2009) saw Dillon move to her own label Charcoal Records.


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  • FCA19795

    Voice of an angel; face of an angel. Makes perfect sense.

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Musicbusiness


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  • Unknowny503

    I fell in love with her voice!

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rw1995

    amazing voice,so healing

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • luoboyihaoa


    1 May 2013 Reply
  • saoirse14

    such an amazing voice

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • pondrafi

    beautiful voice

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • em_fo

    Saw her live tonight, most beautiful gig I've ever been to.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • bikeybike

    porcupine tree listener when they touring again

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • bikeybike

    porcupine tree listener when they touring again

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MoTel180

    Craigie Hill<3

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • whhs

    Thank you for this wonderful track!

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bsayzly

    she's just an angel

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MyMusicMyDivas

    the hill of thieveS <3

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • angel_clipped

    i think cara dillon just unseated sinead o'connor as my favorite irish female vocalist

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mzy0420

    i just don't understand,i insist than <Sweet Liberty> should be her best album.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • cjcourtenayuk

    Love Cara dillon i first saw her in broadstairs folk week and loved her ever since

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • JojoHarris

    Bonny Bonny is my favourite track of hers ever- the irish pipes are fantastic on that song

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rewwr

    I wish you well is such a good song.

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • eastleighfest

    Getting very excited about Cara's upcoming performance here at Eastleigh Music Festival in Hampshire on Saturday 10th july 2010. We're really easy to get to and tickets are just £18/£16 so make sure you come along. Cara will be supported by the extremely talented Lau and Jim Moray. Join us for an ale and a great night of live music, check for info x

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
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