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“As some of you will already be aware, my dad, Derek Edgar, sadly died of cancer in March 2017. He was an extra-ordinary man: creative, gentle, positive, loving, and determined. He remained just as extra-ordinary in facing cancer of an unknown primary source, for which no successful treatment could be found. In the last week of his life, I wrote him a thank you card, because I wanted him to know how grateful my brother, myself and my mum were to have him in our lives. He challenged me to take the words of that card, and turn them into a happy song - he knew/knows I find writing happy songs difficult! And he has always tried to encourage me to keep developing my skills. And that’s the song, Mòran Taing, which we’ve recently been performing live on tour - a song of gratitude for my dad’s life, and his legacy. The title is in Scots Gaelic, and the chorus means “many thanks, goodbye for now, fare you well for now, many thanks”.
For his second anniversary, on 28th March 2019, we will release Mòran Taing as a single, and make our “official music video” which celebrates his life, and his passions, public for sharing. I thank my CARA bandmates for their support in creating a song and a video which bring comfort and strength to me and my family."
The single itself will be available for download direct from here, www.cara-music.com, on 28th March, and from all the usual digital music stores as well. All proceeds from the single will be donated by CARA to Cancer Research, to help in the battle against this illness which affects so many lives. Thanks in anticipation for buying the single, and supporting the charity!
We’re delighted to present our new video! It was filmed in Glasgow during our Scottish tour in September, and introduces Aimée Farrell Courtney as our new bodhrán player.
The song was written by Kim in thanks for the life of her dad. "Mòran Taing" means "many thanks" in Scots Gaelic.
It is time to say goodbye in style to our inimitable Rolf who had to leave us for private reasons. We’ve shared some hilariously funny moments, some truly blessed and musically inspired ones, and of course we also shared the day-to-day life on the road, where a sign for the favourite burger chain by the side of the highway is enough to get a certain bodhrán player ridiculously excited… We will probably keep up the good old Cara tradition „when in doubt, ask Rolf - he’s got the answer“, and we will definitely meet up to do the wishbone ash experiment (will Hendrik or Rolf find water)? To us, „Rolfing“ will always mean „a person who wants to try every available dish“, and none of us will ever be in danger of falling for obscure remedies. Thank you for 15 years on the road together and for being a vital part of the Cara family. The memories will still make us smile when we’re old!
All the best for the future!
Thank you all for your lovely comments and well-wishes both to Rolf, and to us, on his leaving the band - they are much appreciated. It is now time to move on, and we would ask you all kindly to welcome our newest member, the amazing Aimée Farrell Courtney, into the CARA family. We have had the chance to play together over the summer and decided that we want to make this permanent.
Aimée is from Co.Meath in Ireland, she won the Bodhrán World Championship in 2010 and works closely with Rolf in organizing Craiceann festival on Inis Oirr every year (that’s how we know her!). She’s teaching at Dublin University and toured with Danú as well as playing in numerous exciting projects and concerts all around the world. We are proud to have her. Leave her a message or come and see us at a gig!