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GIG DIARY

Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night

Sunday 27th November 2016

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


7.30pm start

Tickets
£20 full price
£18 concessions
Box Office 01227 769075
By Email HERE
Book Online HERE

Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album "Upon A Winter's Night" Cara and her band will be performing classic Carols, Celtic Hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate 
and share in the Christmas Spirit. A tradition in the making. 

County Derry born Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world. 

Described by Q Magazine as "quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice", her talent has been lauded since her very beginnings, winning the All Ireland singing trophy aged only 14. Together with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman, (brother of Seth) she has successfully steered an eclectic musical path defying the typical pigeonholes that hinder most artists in her genre. Celebrated for entwining traditional and contemporary elements she has earned both commercial success and astonishing critical acclaim.

Her reach is truly global with fans to be found all over the world with her clear, Northern Irish voice even seducing giants such as Disney who, in 2010, asked her to sing the title song to the animated movie “Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue”. She has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. “To me, you can go anywhere with every song. The melody and message is at the forefront of everything I do. I don’t really care where the song came from, how old it is, and who did it first. It’s whether it strikes a note in my heart, does it haunt me, do I need to sing it?” 
Raised in the small village of Dungiven, Northern Ireland, Cara has been singing all her life. “I do believe I am part of a continuing story, a story that’s still unfolding, that reaches back through songs I’ve grown up with, and uncles that emigrated to America, and stuff that happened in my own family, and reaches forward to stuff that’s still happening now.” 

www.caradillon.co.uk



- Date Added 09/08/2016