new video: Mòran Taing

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.

Goodbye Rolf

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!

Welcome Aimée

welcome Aimee
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!

Scotland Tour 2018

We’re super excited to be doing our second home tour (for Kim!) in Scotland, which includes a trip to palm tree-sporting Plockton, where we’ll deliver a workshop to students in The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music before our show, and join the local session in the pub after it! Other highlights include the amazing festival in Colonsay, a shared concert in Falkirk with Freedom Of Mind Choir (which Kim leads), a concert Backstage at a hotel in Kinross full of interesting music memorabilia, a return to the beautiful Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, and a village hall in Letham, where great musical things have been happening for the past ten years…too much fun! We’d love it if you could join us at a gig :)

13.09.2018 Plockton, Wester Ross IV52 8TU Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd, The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music
14.09.2018 Argyll PA61 7YW Ceòl Cholasa
16.09.2018 Argyll PA61 7YW Ceòl Cholasa
18.09.2018 Falkirk FK1 1JN The Faw Kirk - with Freedom Of Mind Choir
20.09.2018 Kinross KY13 8AS Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross
21.09.2018 Edinburgh EH8 9JG The Queen’s Hall
22.09.2018 Letham, Cupar KY15 7RS Letham Night

Northern Germany

We are looking forward to our summer tour of Northern Germany! Come see us on one of the Frisian Islands, or on the mainland in between! 
Here are the dates, all details can be found in our gig listing.

June 2018
13.06.2018 23552 Lübeck    LiveCV
14.06.2018 25938 Wyk auf Föhr Kurgartensaal
15.06.2018 25946 Norddorf (Amrum) Gemeindehaus 
16.06.2018 27472 Cuxhaven hapag-Hallen
18.06.2018 26548 Norderney Conversationshaus
19.06.2018 26466 Spiekeroog Kino 
20.06.2018 26427 Bensersiel Strandportal
21.06.2018 26486 Wangerooge Kleiner Kursaal
22.06.2018 29614 Soltau felto Filzwelt
24.06.2018 22549 Hamburg Osdorf Heidbarghof Osdorf