I have admired Cara Dillon since she sang "There Were Roses", so superbly at The Lagan Live concert in Belfast and within a day had bought her album "Sweet Liberty", the beauty of which bought me to tears listening alone in the early hours.
"After The Morning" is a gorgeous follow up to "Sweet Liberty" and if anything is even more beautifully crafted with husband Sam Lakeman and a host of excellent musicians providing such an excellent foil to Cara's sweet voice.
Cara's duet with the legendary Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady on the song "The Streets Of Derry" is memorable, but it is impossible to choose a favourite track, as all the songs meld together beautifully, to provide the discerning ear with pure bliss, whilst still covering topics of sadness, melancholy and struggling relationships.
"Never In A Million Years" is getting deserved airplay on BBC Radio 2 and Mark Radcliffe, Tom Robinson, Mike Harding and Janice Long are supporting Cara and Sam by live appearances with them on air.
Do yourself a favour, go treat yourself to this fine album and "Here's A Health" to Cara and Sam, from Eastbourne.