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Following an 18-month career break due to the birth of her twin sons in November 2006, Irish singer Cara Dillon returns with major plans for 2008 and beyond. Her follow-up CD to February 2006’s ‘After The Morning’ will be released in autumn, the first on her own Charcoal Records label created with partner Sam Lakeman.

Due soon, however, are a single and DVD. The single, ‘If I Prove False’, is out on Charcoal Records on May 19th and is a duet with guitarist, John Smith. A member of Cara’s touring band, Smith is also an acclaimed solo artist and has toured with John Martyn, Davey Graham and John Renbourn among others.

May 26th sees the release of Cara’s debut DVD ‘The Redcastle Sessions’ on Proper Films - a joint venture between Cara and Sam, award-winning film-maker Robin Bextor and Proper Music Distribution. Filmed on location in Counties Donegal and Derry, the DVD is a journey through the Northern Irish landscape and influences that have shaped Cara’s musical career. Featured alongside both well-known and unreleased Dillon songs is a stellar ensemble of musicians, commentaries from Cara and a music session in her home town of Dungiven. Cara’s tour starts in May and includes a special Belfast show at the Opera House on 10th June.

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