The Met, Bury
Thursday 22nd June 2017
Doors 7.30 pm, Concert 8 pm
Box Office: Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Cara are a unique multi-national five-piece with two mesmerizing female lead singers and songwriters as well as an instrumental powerhouse with virtuoso pipes, fiddle, piano, guitar and percussion. They are embarking on a UK tour to promote their latest album, “Yet We Sing”, performing traditional and self-written material. The quality of their recordings and live performances has been noted, with two Irish Music Awards and resoundingly positive reviews.
«They sound like a whole festival wrapped up in one band!»
Bruce MacGregor — BBC Radio Scotland / Blazing Fiddles
«Great musicianship, great production and total respect for the material. Wonderful, what a great band.» Mike Harding
«International and timeless…real passion...stunningly good.» Moors Magazine
«Strong on emotion, story and poetry…impressive, dramatic and accomplished» FolkRadio.UK
The Cara sound is shaped and defined 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 fan-base 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.
Gudrun Walther: vocals, fiddle, diatonic accordion
Kim Edgar: vocals, piano
Hendrik Morgenbrodt: uilleann pipes, flute, whistles
Jürgen Treyz: acoustic guitar, dobro, stompbox
Rolf Wagels: bodhrán