Juno award winning Cara Luft has continued on her Canadian family tradition of playing folk music but has managed to shape and adapt those roots to her own personal vision, a natural course which keeps the kind of progression we enjoy and the folk and roots scene so vibrant. Those who follow the Canadian music scene or are familiar with Cara’s music will be pleased to hear that her third solo album, Darlingford, is set for a UK release on June 3rd. The album features a collection of new songs that Cara wanted to record in alternate spaces away from the studio so various locations were found such as old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies.
We will have more on the album soon but there were are many guests on the album including Tim O’Brien who plays on several tracks. As a taster here’s one track that many of you’ll be familiar with. It was made popular by Maddy Prior & Tim Hart who recorded it for their 1971 Summer Solstice album. It’s The Ploughboy and the Cockney:
June 2013 Tour Dates
7th Sligo, IE – Hawks Well Theatre 071 9161518 www.hawkswell.com/
8th Galway, IE – Roisin Dubh (upstairs) 353 91 509960 http://www.roisindubh.net/
9th Dublin, IE – Whelan’s Upstairs 1890 200 078 www.whelanslive.com/
10th Ballymore Eustace, IE – Mick Murphy’s
11th Limerick, IE – The Loft @ Locke Bar 353 61 413733 http://www.lockebar.com/
12th Ballybofey, IE – Balor Arts Centre 00353 74 9131840 http://www.balorartscentre.
13th Halifax, Yorkshire – Square Chapel Centre 01422 349422 www.squarechapel.co.uk
14th Southport – The Atkinson 01704 533 333 www.theatkinson.co.uk
16th Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Folk Present @ The Hive 01743 234970 www.hiveonline.org.uk/
18th Birmingham, Kings Heath – The Kitchen Garden Café 0121 443 4725 www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
19th Castle Hedingham, Essex – Hedingham Castle 01787 460261 http://www.hedinghamcastle.co.
21st Mylor, Cornwall – Mylor Session Summers Special www.mylorsessions.co.uk/
22nd Hindhead, Surrey – Grayshott Folk Club 01428 604 798 www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk/
25th Battle, E Sussex – Mrs Yarrington’s @ The Senlac Inn 01424 773344 www.mrsyarringtons.me.uk
26th Lewes – Union Music Present @ The Elephant and Castle 01273474053 www.unionmusicstore.com/
27th Pontypridd, Wales – Muni Arts Centre 08000 147 111 www.rct-arts.co.uk
28th Porthcawl, Wales – Grand Pavilion 01656 815995 www.grandpavilion.co.uk/
29th Builth Wells, Wales – Wyeside Arts Centre 01982 552555 www.wyeside.co.uk