Show is a sell-out - but she’s back in May

Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon
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After being awarded Album of The Year at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and giving birth to her third child in 2010, Cara Dillon returns to the live circuit and plays a sold-out show at the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham tonight from 7.30pm.

Baby Elizabeth Lakeman was born to Cara and her producer/husband Sam Lakeman (Seth’s brother) in October, while their other creation, Hill of Thieves, won it’s award in February.

She also won Spiral Awards for Best Female Singer and Best Traditional Song.

The 35-year-old Northern-Irish singer-songwriter has been a leading light on the female folk scene since her teens.

Her most recent album is an ambitious set of covers of traditional songs and the live shows are a perfect showcase for the sparse arrangements.

Performing with just Sam on guitar and bodhran-players and flautists is an ideal format for highlighting her spectacular voice.

She’s back in the area on May 12, with a gig at The Spring in Havant.

It will be an even more intimate evening, with a duo performance, and the perfect opportunity for Cara’s fans to get up close or newcomers to discover her talents.

Tickets cost £16 from (023) 9247 2700.