- 04 Aug 20
The iconic Irish folk artist will broadcast her first globally streamed concert next week.
In response to these challenging times for both musicians and music lovers, Cara Dillon has announced her first ever online streamed concert, Live At Cooper Hall – to be broadcast globally via Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, August 13, at 8pm.
Filmed in the intimate surroundings of Cooper Hall, a local performance space near her home in Frome, Somerset, the performance will feature a selection of Cara's most beloved songs from across her catalogue with stripped-back, acoustic arrangements. She will be accompanied by her musical partner and husband Sam Lakeman on acoustic guitar and the venue’s Steinway grand piano.
“These are extremely challenging times for those of us who are used to performing live regularly," she says. "I really depend on the energy and interaction that a live audience brings during a concert… but nevertheless artists have got to adapt. For my first online show I wanted to recreate the experience of a proper performance setting, and with the support of a talented crew, try as much as possible to capture the essence of one of our more intimate duo concerts: the atmosphere and sound of the room and the staging and lighting. We’ve gone to great lengths to capture the concert in the highest quality available and I hope as many people as possible can watch from the comfort and safety of their homes, maybe with a glass of wine and smartphone on silent and escape the turmoil outside for a short while and lose themselves in the spirit of a live concert.”
In addition to using the beautiful venue and staff at Cooper Hall, which was also used by Cara and Sam during the recording of her most recent album, Wanderer, other crew members include Grammy-nominated audio engineer Dom Monks, who recorded recent online concerts for Laura Marling and Nick Cave, filmmakers Simon Whitehead, and Brendan Lines and local lighting supplier AML Group.