After the Morning (Compass Records, 2007)
Irish singer Cara Dillon has one of the best voices in the contemporary Irish folk scene. Her expressive voice is full of charm and deserves more recognition. She uses studio techniques to overdub her vocals, making great choruses.
Her latest album is pleasant to listen to, but the producer insists in using standard pop and folk rock arrangements that may, or may not, be appealing to pop audiences, subtracting what makes Dillon interesting.
Another Irish singer, Susan McKeown, blossomed when she left the non descript folk rock she was making and rediscovered her Irish roots. Cara Dillon could blossom as well if she used more of her Irish spirit.
Buy After the Morning.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.