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It's a pleasure to be opening for Cara Dillon's show next Saturday at The Performance Centre, Falmouth. Get all the details below! :-) ...

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth. Born in Dungiven in 1975, 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. The combination of Cara's expressive vocals and Lakeman's rippling piano and fresh production squeezed new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, reinforcing the debt they owe, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own. Whether she's singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or their original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer. “Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers” The Guardian “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice…” Q Magazine Support act: @[538550162929540:274:Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis]

Cara Dillon plus Support

February 4, 2017, 7:30pm - February 4, 2017, 4:30pm

Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth. Born in Dungiven in 1975, 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. The combination of Cara's expressive vocals and Lakeman's rippling piano and fresh production squeezed new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, reinforcing the debt they owe, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own. Whether she's singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or their original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer. “Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers” The Guardian “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice…” Q Magazine Support act: Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis

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Happy New Year! And it is for us so far as we've just had our first Australian EP sale. Why not start the year as you mean to go on... :-) ...

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Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis have been described as a slick contemporary folk duo, who have a modern approach to creating a classic sound.

“It’s a real pleasure to champion such fine talent, these are a duo you really want to keep an eye on”  Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK

With an honest songwriting ethos at its core, the duos carefully crafted, intimate music is built upon the folk story culture, reflecting the path of life.

Their first EP gained them support from Folk Radio UK, as featured Album of the Month whilst also capturing the ears of legendary Whispering Bob Harris, where the pair were invited to do an ‘Under the Apple Tree Session’ at his home-studio in Oxfordshire.

“Lyrically its a pure delight”  Neil McFaydyen, Folk Radio UK

The duo have supported artists such as Patsy Reid, The Webb Sisters, Bellowhead, Krista Detor and George Ezra. They have appeared at numerous festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and Bromyard Folk Festval. Along with a selection of Folk Clubs; Uxbridge, The Ram and Grayshott.

After a winter of touring the UK/Ireland with their newly released second EP ‘Future Writer’ and a ‘Songs from the Shed’ Session, the duo are now busy gigging from one county to the next with a summer of appearances around the UK.

‘Gareth and Annie are a fantastic Cornish duo. They play beautifully crafted folk songs , that remind me a little of Richard and Linda thompson’s early work. The harmonies are sweet and clear , and Annie’s violin work will nail your heart to the ceiling …’  Neil Halstead 

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