Uplifting, energising and expressive, CARA (Irish for friend) tour internationally, performing innovative arrangements of material firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish traditions alongside critically acclaimed original songs and tunes.
"A world class band in top form." Irish Music Magazine
"Strong on emotion, story and poetry… impressive, dramatic and accomplished" FolkRadio.UK
"Genial musicianship… delicious" Living Tradition
Celebrating the band’s 15th anniversary and a brand new live album, CARA are excited to return to Scotland after launching their fifth studio album, Yet We Sing, at Celtic Connections 2016.
"Great musicianship […] total respect for the material. Wonderful." Mike Harding
"Real passion...stunningly good." Moors Magazine
"A musical force to be reckoned with...they can really fly” **** The Scotsman
With lead vocalists Gudrun Walther (Germany) and Kim Edgar (Scotland) alongside piano, fiddle, flute, guitar, bodhrán, uilleann pipes and accordion, CARA have been described as “a whole festival wrapped up in one band” (Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland).
“They radiated a warmth that charmed our audience demanding they return on their next tour.” Chapel Sessions, Southampton
“These guys are all excellent musicians and their sound is technically excellent, dynamic and stirring… everybody was mightily impressed, with many requests to have them back again.” Folk In The Barn, Canterbury
CARA’s unique mix of songs and tunes brings together lovers of both traditional and contemporary folk. Come, make some new friends, and join in the celebration!