Cara Dillon & Gráinne Holland
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album “Wanderer” which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour.
Gráinne Holland‘s love of music and song began at an early age. A product of the Irish language revival in the North of Ireland, she was raised in both Gaelic and English and she attended the first Irish-medium school in Belfast. It was here that her love of traditional song was fostered. Gráinne has released two albums of traditional Gaelic songs with contemporary arrangements; ‘Teanga na nGael’ in 2011 and ‘Gaelré’ in 2015 to great critical acclaim. Now she is set to release her third album, material from which will be performed for the first time at Féile 2018. ‘Corcra’ is an album of Gráinne’s own original songs in both Gaelic and English. Among the musician’s performing with Gráinne will be Brian Finnegan of ‘Flook’ and Sean Óg Graham of ‘Beoga’.
The Féile Women’s Singing Group is now in their 12th year and incorporates over 50 women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities from across Belfast and beyond. They perform a unique mix of African, Pop, Rock and Folk songs in their own spirited acapella style.
The group was set up initially as part of Féile an Phobail with the vision to bring women together through their passion for singing, no matter what their views, beliefs or background.
The women’s’ infectious enthusiasm permeates every performance and their repertoire ranges from the gentlest lullaby to the most raucous 80s rock hit.
Proudly sponsored by the Ortus Group.
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