Our first batch of Open Air festivals in Germany was a great success - despite the weather! We had a fab time with the Old Blind Dogs at the legendary f60 Celtic festival, and a brilliant reunion with Flook after our last gig together in 2006 at La Nuit Celte in Caussade, France. It was in fact so good to see the Flook boys and gal again, that we decided on the spot (well in the hotel bar, after a very rainy and very enthusiastic encore of Flook- and Cara-Sets with the big band) to do more double bill gigs. We'll keep you posted.
In July we finally played an Open Air festival where it didn't rain. But it wasn't just good weather, no it was the hottest day of the year so far with 36°C and we were grilled alive on stage. But our audience, a very dedicated dancing bunch of 350 happy people who came especially to see us, made us forget about that and we enjoyed ourselves a lot! Oh and we had the first ever hen party at a Cara gig!
Now our next destination this summer will be Dublin, Ohio! We are incredibly looking forward to this festival, which has been described by many of our musician friends as one of the best festivals on the planet. Bring it on!! And some of our musical heroes and heroines will be there too, to make it an unforgettable weekend.
We are excited to announce that in Dublin Cormac Byrne (Uiscedwr, Seth Lakeman Band) is going to add his bodhrán and percussion to our sound. Cormac will replace Rolf who understandably decided to stay home just a couple of days before the birth of his first child!
Check out the website: http://dublinirishfestival.org/
After Dublin, we'll all take a well deserved rest and chill out for a while, until we hit the road again in September and October, with some more exciting destinations! In the meanwhile enjoy the summer. It's always over so quickly. If you miss us too much, then just put 'Horizon' into the CD player. :)
All the best from all the Caras.
Our new album has arrived! 13 new tracks, eight of which are completely self-penned, plus 2 tune-sets where we use our own tunes together with traditionals or other contemporary compositions, one poem by Robert Burns, set to new music, a traditional Scottish ballad and a cover version of Mick Ryan's "The Widow's Promise" as bonus track! Carefully arranged as always, and recorded with a lot of creativity and good vibes, thanks as well to our newest band member Kim Edgar on piano and vocals. We had fun recording this!
The CD (also as a download including the full booklet) is available over here in the shop!