Upon A Winter's Night (Ltd Autographed Art-Card)

Cara Dillon

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Christmas, Folk, Singer Songwriter
Charcoal Records
December 15, 2017

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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Multi award winning and internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer Cara Dillon, captures the mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern providing a welcome antidote to 21st century Yuletide excess. Here, the story of Christmas is retold and explored through an array of musical guises brimming with gravitas, reverence, mythology and atmosphere. Along the way the mood shifts from joyous wonder to reflection, faith and celebration.

Traditional favourites "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "O Holy Night" are as stunning as anything in Cara's back catalogue, the latter being an arresting a-cappella version sung with her sister Mary Dillon. Other highlights include the atmospheric "Wexford Carol" with newly added cinematic instrumental sections.

Sitting perfectly alongside these classics are three originals written by Cara and long time musical partner, Sam Lakeman, including the dynamic title track "Upon A Winter's Night". "Standing By My Christmas Tree", a secular reflection touching on the loneliness and nostalgia felt at Christmas. The final original, "Mother Mary", envisages the Virgin Mary soothing her newborn in a delicate and pensive lullaby "Go to sleep my darling child, for at your feet will fall, the hopes and prayers of all...I am your Mother Mary".

There is another side to Christmas...far away from Bing crooning and Noddy screaming?it's a place where the story of Jesus' birth is retold with genuine wonder and celebrated with the dignity, passion and beauty it deserves.

Upon it's initial release in November 2016 "Upon A Winter's Night" entered the UK Indie Album Breakers Chart at No.1. It went back to No.1 the week before Christmas 2016.

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"Simple and stunning"


"An instant Christmas classic"


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Key Value
Catalogue number CHARLP008
Barcode 5052442012207
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Original release date 2016-11-18
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 635mm x 3mm x 315mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Upon A Winter's Night 03:26:00
2. The Wexford Carol 04:41:00
3. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 03:48:00
4. The Holly And The Ivy 04:30:00
5. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 03:01:00

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Standing By My Christmas Tree 04:22:00
2. O Holy Night 03:17:00
3. Rug Muire Mac Do Dhia 03:10:00
4. The Darkest Midnight 03:08:00
5. The Huntsman 03:05:00
6. Mother Mary 03:36:00