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Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman played Milverton Music on Friday April 21st 2017 (click pics for more)

We are were pleased to have booked this extraordinary Irish singer again who makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. With her husband Sam Lakeman 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" 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."

If you didn't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you were in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you knew you had something special in store. The evening was an outstanding success.
Along with standards and some of Cara's popular songs the  sell-out crowd were treated to the first performance of some new material, the titles of which they were yet to decide. The closing song of the first half was wonderful and not a dry eye in the house. They think it may be called 'The Living Wake' and tells the story of a son leaving Ireland to emigrate to America. Check it out, it will be on the next album. Their final song 'The Parting glass' closed a stunning evening of music.

Thanks for an excellent support spot from Exeter based singer, songwriter & musician

Greg Hancock