Cara Dillon – There Were Roses.

Hi all! 🙂

So today I have another song by Cara Dillon for you, the last one in that Cara Dillon little series. It’s a very popular and, as far as I know, a widely known Irish song.

It was written by the Irish singer and songwriter Tommy Sands and it’s based on a true story. It’s about the situation during political conflict in Ireland referred to as “the troubles”. During that time there was a particular clash between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, apart from having different beliefs they had differing political views which as far as I know led to a lot of misunderstandings and issues between these two groups. But despite of that, Tommy Sands describes the story of two friends (whose names are changed in the song), who were still friends despite different beliefs and views and they both were also Sands’ friends. Until the one of them who was protestant was killed by republican paramilitaries. Loyalist paramilitaries wanted to do the same in retaliation for a catholic, and ironically, one of the friends who was Catholic – Sean – was killed by them.

That’s a sad story, but the song is beautiful and I love Cara Dillon’s version, actually this is the only version of this song I’ve ever heard.

Cara Dillon – “Here’s A Health”.

So as I told you guys today I also have for you a song by Cara Dillon. This one is also a traditional Irish song, apparently was particularly popular in Ulster, in modern times it was popularised by the band called The Chieftains. I really like Cara’s version.

Cara Dillon ft. Sam Lakeman – Dubhdara.

Hi guys! 🙂

Today I will most probably share with you two songs, so, be prepared, but for now, here is a song from Cara Dillon. Also I’d like to do a little series with Cara’s music, since there is more than one song I’d like to share with you, and, as always in such cases, it’d be a crime to pick just one, so in the next few days you can expect me to post some more songs by Cara.

Cara Dillon is from Ireland, she is a sister to Mary Dillon, who is also a singer and a leader of a Celtic folk band Deanta. Cara is also in a relationship with a musician Sam Lakeman, with whom she’s been collaborating, for some time under tHE NAME Polar Star. She is known for interpretations of popular Irish traditional songs and for her clear, youthful and melodious voice which I really am a fan of.

If you’re curious what Dubhdara means, it’s a Medieval Irish name meaning “dark oak”.