German-Celtic band Cara – first UK tour dates

Cara

Born fourteen years ago of Germany’s longstanding love affair with Celtic music, Cara’s line-up features four of that country’s finest traditional musicians, together with Scottish singer-songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar, delivering an innovative blend of old and new material with traditional and folk-pop stylings, fronted by twin lead vocals.

Now considered to be one of the most sought after bands within Germany and across mainland Europe, Cara are pleased to be heading to England to promote their fifth studio album, Yet We Sing, where they continue to perform predominantly self-written material, with an international line-up and reputation.

The German-Scottish quintet released Yet We Sing in 2016, with extensive touring in Germany, and a Scottish tour taking in Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Eden Court, Inverness, Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall and Edinburgh’s Queens Hall.

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Artists’ website: https://www.cara-music.com/index.php/en/

Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 21st June 2017 (quintet) SOUTHAMPTON

Chapel Sessions, St. Edward‘s Church, Grange Road, Netley SO31 5FF
7.30 pm, Tickets £14.50, Box Ofce: 07702 980 677

  • Thursday 22nd June 2017 (quintet) BURY

The Met, Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 0BW
8 pm, Tickets £15, Box Office: 0161 761 2216

  • Friday 23rd June 2017 (quintet) CANTERBURY

Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
7.30 pm (with Emily Watts) Tickets £15 / Students £10, Box Office: 01227 769 075

  • Saturday 24th June 2017 (quartet) CAMBRIDGE

St. Andrew’s Church, Station Rd, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4QJ
7.30 pm, Tickets £12 adults / £6 children, Box Office: 01954 230 019

  • Sunday 25th June 2017 (quartet) MILTON KEYNES

The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU
8 pm, Tickets £17.50, Box Office: 01908 280 800

  • Monday 26th June 2017 (quartet) OXFORDSHIRE

Nettlebed Village Club, High Street, Nettlebed, nr Henley on Thames RG9 5DD
8 pm, Tickets £14.00 advance / £15 door, Box Office: 01628 636 620 (10 am – 9 pm)

The Cara sound is shaped and defned by the two charismatic singers and songwriters, Gudrun Walther (Germany) and Kim Edgar (Scotland). Yet We Sing deals with the “hard stuff’ – love, death, religion, war and hope – drawing the listener near. The album also captures the live energy that has earned Cara their enthusiastic fanbase and their reputation within the folk scene. Energising, emotive and engaging, Cara aim to connect directly with the listener.

Winners of two Irish Music Awards, “Best New Irish Artist” 2010 and “Top Group” 2011, Cara have toured the United States seven times, playing the main stages at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009, Kansas, City Irish Festival 2009 and 2010, and Dublin Irish Fest 2014.

The band also enjoy performing in Ireland: in October 2014 they were invited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the famous Cork Folk Festival alongside such luminaries as Mozaik, Dick Gaughan, and We Banjo 3. They tour on a regular basis in Scotland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany.

‘Yet We Sing’ – official video: