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Cara Dillon releases new album Wanderer this week

The Irish folk star’s new album is out tomorrow.

Cara Dillon
Credit: Charcoal Records

Cara Dillon releases her new album Wanderer tomorrow (13th October 2017) on Charcoal Records.

The Irish folk singer is one of the most celebrated in the genre and for the album she’s ream up with longtime musical partner, producer and husband Sam Lakeman. Wanderer captures a collection of intimate performances with Dillon’s most moving vocals performances yet.

Wanderer is steeped in tradition with an underlying theme being the movement of people, of emigration and the pursuit of love.

Dillon says, “Having lived outside of Ireland for most of my adult life, I continue to identify with these songs of departure and longing for home on a very personal level. Several of the songs refer to places close to where I grew up, making them particularly emotional to sing. It feels like a gift to be able to share these stories as they continue to move and inspire a new generation of people.”

Each of the album’s 10 tracks feature sparse piano and acoustic guitar arrangements by Lakeman. Wanderer features guest performances by Kris Drever, John Smith, Justin Adams, Niall Murphy and Ben Nicholls.understated work of art.

The track listing for Wanderer is:

1. The Tern And The Swallow
2. Blackwater Side
3. The Leaving Song
4. The Banks Of The Foyle
5. Both Sides The Tweed
6. Sailor Boy
7. The Faughan Side
8. The Banks Of The Bann
9. Lakeside Swans
10. Dubhdara

Fans can see Dillon on tour at the following dates:

Christmas Tour 2017

29 Nov – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
30 Nov – London, Union Chapel
1 Dec – Milton Keynes, The Stables
2 Dec – Lowdham, St Mary’s Church
3 Dec – Canterbury, Gulbenkian
6 Dec – Bristol, All Saints Parish Church
7 Dec – Bromsgrove, Artrix
8 Dec – Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
9 Dec – Manchester, The Stoller Hall
10 Dec – Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom
14 Dec – Armagh, The Market Place Theatre
15 Dec – Dun Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre
16 Dec – Derry, Millennium Forum
17 Dec – Belfast, Ulster Hall
19 Dec – Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room
20 Dec – Basingstoke, The Haymarket
21 Dec – Frome, Cheese & Grain

Wanderer Tour 2018

8 Feb – Bellaghy, Seamus Heaney Homeplace
13 Feb – Northampton, Royal Theatre
14 Feb – Nottingham, Lakeside Arts
15 Feb – Liverpool, Music Room
16 Feb – Leeds, Leeds College Of Music
17 Feb – Bradford-on-avon, Wiltshire Music Centre
19 Feb – Nettlebed, Nettledbed Village Club
22 Feb – London, Kings Place
24 Feb – Kings Somborne, Village Hall
6 Mar – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
14 Apr – Zaandam, Roots Aan De Zaan
19 Apr – Durham, Gala Theatre
20 Apr – Preston, Guild Hall
12 May – Shoreham By Sea, Ropetackle Arts Centre
24 May – Newbury, Arlington Arts Centre
26 Jun – Bromsgrove, Artrix

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