Irish singer Cara Dillon is bringing her band to the Apex next month with a collection of ancient and modern songs.
The songstress has been captivating audiences for over 20 years with her voice.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 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 1 in the Indie Album Charts twice in 2016. Now in its fifth year, the overwhelming success of previous “Winter’s Night” tours have cemented this experience as a firm festive favourite.
Returning to The Apex on Tuesday, December 14, Cara and her band will provide a welcome reminder that the festive season can be about more than just commercialism, with a collection of ancient and modern songs.