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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 

 

14 Jan 2018

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

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"

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).

 

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 

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.

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
 
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. 

 

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

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.

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...

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

 

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". 

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.

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. 

9 May 2014

An exclusive video interview with Cara and Sam, 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. 

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