Cara Dillon + Special Guests

You will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer than award-winning singer Cara Dillon. Possessing a rare and unique voice that has been lauded since her very beginnings winning the All Ireland singing trophy aged only 14. Together with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman, she has successfully steered an eclectic musical path defying the typical pigeonholes that hinder other performers.

“What may well be the worlds most beautiful female voice.” – Mojo Magazine

Born in Dungiven in Northern Ireland, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish songs anywhere in the world. Dillon has been bestowed countless accolades including four BBC Folk Awards, a Meteor Music Award, and Tatler’s ‘Woman of The Year’ in Music.

“Loved every single album you’ve put out…sublime, heavily recommend to anyone.” – Ed Sheeran

Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers.” – The Guardian

Cara Dillon, is without exaggeration, amongst the very finest to be heard today” – FRoots

She is headlining the Big Top on Sunday, and will be joined on stage by a couple of special guests.

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