Irish singer Cara Dillon, who has been captivating audiences for over 20 years, is to take to the stage at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, next month.
She was brought up in a close musical family, immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry.
Having won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged only 14 she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation.
It was in this band that she met her husband and musical collaborator Sam Lakeman (brother of Seth). The combination of Cara’s expressive vocals and Lakeman’s piano and fresh production squeezes new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own.
Cara admits to being taken aback by the success of her acclaimed Christmas album “Upon A Winter’s Night” when it reached number one in the Indie Album Charts twice in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the overwhelming success of previous “Winter’s Night” tours have cemented this magical experience as a firm festive favourite.
Returning to The Apex on Tuesday, December 10, at 7.30pm, Cara and her band will once again capture the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern, providing a welcome reminder that the festive season can be about more than just commercialism.
She will be joined by her band who weave Celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols.