Cara Dillon (2001) Original Recording
Upon finishing the recording sessions their manager, Geoff Travis, was moved to release the album on his label, Rough Trade Records. It was the first ever folk release on the über cool label, a long established haven to alternative indie artists like The Smiths, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and the The Libertines. The critical response was both justified and far-reaching and almost everyone focused on two major ingredients. The first was Cara's revered angelic voice, incapable of singing a duff note and expressing emotion way beyond her years, and the other was the sensitive and fresh interpretations of tired old folk songs which placed them firmly in the 21st century while still paying homage to their traditional routes.
After its release the album went on to win many International awards including the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for "Best Newcomer" and "Best Traditional Song" for "Black Is The Colour" and The Hotpress Award for "Best Roots Act' and Big Buzz's "Best Traditional Act".
- Black is the Colour
- Donald of Glencoe
- Craigie Hill
- Green Grows The Laurel
- Lark In The Clear Air
- The Lonesome Scenes of Winter
- Blue Mountain River
- I Wish I Was
- The Maid of Culmore
- She's like the Swallow
- I Am A Youth Thats Inclined To Ramble
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