Greetings from Down Under!

We are tremendously enjoying our current leg of the anniversary tour in Australia. We are here for a month and we are loving every minute of it. 

We started out at The National Folk Festival, Canberra - a unique celebration of life, music and art, where we met with many friends from home and also made lots of new ones. The tour will take us to Sydney, Melbourne, along the South-Eastern coast and finally out to Western Australia where we finish off at Fairbridge Folkfestival. 

Stay in touch with us via our Facebook page to get the latest news from the tour! 

Happy New Year!

It has arrived, the year 2018 and with it our 15th anniversary as a band and our brand new live album. As some of you already know, we were busy recording some of the concerts on our 2017 tour, and have now compiled our selection of 13 favourites with almost 75 minutes playing time. You can order pre-release copies now in our webshop, buy it at our cd release tour which starts on January 19th, or buy it in shops after its official release on Feb 1st 2018.

Autumn Tour! - Last Rays of Sunshine

YWS 2017

 

We’re savouring the last rays of sunshine while preparing for our long autumn tour, which will take us through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. Twenty two concerts are waiting for us, starting on 13th October. and ending on 18th November - we hope that one of them might be possible for you!
The dates are:

October 2017
13.10.2017 64673 Zwingenberg Theater Mobile e.V.
14.10.2017 74564 Crailsheim Rathaussaal
15.10.2017 86756 Reimlingen Konzertstadel Reimlingen
20.10.2017 83435 Bad Reichenhall Magazin4
21.10.2017 A-3390 MELK Alte Tischlerei Melk
24.10.2017 A-1140 WIEN Kulturverein Reigen-live
25.10.2017 A-4052 ANSFELDEN ABC - Anton Bruckner Centrum
26.10.2017 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bühne U1 im Kongresszentrum...

Our First Ever English Tour!

We are really looking forward to touring in England for the first time in June, and we’re very pleased that some fantastic venues and well established folk clubs like our music enough to give us our first opportunity to play for new audiences in England. It would be great to see you on the road! If you’re not based in England yourself, perhaps you have some friends or family there? We’d really appreciate if you could spread the word to anyone you think might enjoy our music, as we’d love to meet lots of new audience members…
Here are the dates:

  • June 21st: Chapel Sessions, Southampton
  • June 22nd: The Met, Bury
  • June 23rd: Folk In The Barn, Gulbenkian, Canterbury
  • June 24th: St. Andrew’s Church, Swavesey, Cambridge
  • June 25th: The Stables, Milton Keynes
  • June 26th: Nettlebed Folk Club, Oxfordshire

 

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The New Cara Album

We're now at a very exciting stage in the process of making the new CARA album! We've almostchosen all of the songs and tunes (there are just too many that we all like - so we're recording more than we need), and we've arranged and rehearsed the tracks, so now we're busy recording and mixing them at Juergen's studio in Esslingen. The album is due for release in January 2016 - so watch this space for future updates!
Here are some pics, more are available in our picture section.

May’s news...

Our creative week in Tuscany was blessed with much sunshine, spectacular views, great cooking from Rolf, and a fair bit of inspiration from having time and space to work together in luxurious surroundings! The tunes and songs for the new album are really developing now - exciting times...
Here a video that gives you some insight on what happened in Italy:

It was lovely to meet some of you during our May tour, which also enabled us to take in the lovely surrounds of Bodensee, sample the locally grown wine in Dexheim, celebrate 10 years of Broom Bezzums with Mark, Andrew and their talented guest performers in Birkenfeld and experience some pretty unusual audience dancing in Sindelfingen ;)

Onwards and upwards: after our next gig in Erfurt on 20th June, we’re heading to the studio to begin working on album arrangements -

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Spring tour over

Well, it was fantastic to meet so many of you out on the road - our St. Patrick’s Day tour was tons of fun, with friendly audiences, unusual venues (including a school, a couple of barns, a church and a cinema!), a couple of relaxing spa days, a trip to the instrument museum in Markneukirchen, and a fantastic birthday celebration for Hendrik!

Now we’re working hard in preparation for our time in Tuscany in May, when we’ll spend a week together in a beautiful location, working on new songs and tunes for our forthcoming album (and enjoying Rolf’s cooking!). Shortly after, we’ll be heading out again in May to perform in Langenargen (13th), Dexheim (14th), Birkenfeld (15th - a shared gig with Broom Bezzums) and Sindelfingen (16th). Hopefully see you soon! Meanwhile, a few insights in the back stage and tour van mayhem of this year's spring tour in our latest tour diary video...also featuring a confetti bomb live on stage!