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.