- 1The Cockle Gatherer04:35
- 2The Windhorse03:41
- 3Lay Down Your Weary Tune05:10
- 4The Grounded Traveller05:03
- 5Lassie, Lie Near Me04:14
- 6B&B Jigs04:15
- 7True Thomas05:55
- 8The Pretty Girl Milking the Cow04:49
- 10The False Lover Won Back04:46
- 11Milky Way Set05:16
- 12The Spell of Winter04:14
Info for Grounded
Originally scheduled for release as "The Spell of Winter" in December 2020, but lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a delay and a change of title. Combination of beautifully arranged traditional and original tunes and songs.
Gudrun Walther, vocals, fiddle, viola, diatonic accordion
Kim Edgar, vocals, grand piano
Hendrik Morgenbrodt, uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles
Jürgen Treyz, guitars, dobro, tenor resonator guitar, banjo, bass, vocals
Aimée Farrell Courtney, bodhrán (tracks 1, 5, 7, 10)
Tad Sargent, bodhrán (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11)
Henrik Mumm, cello (track 7)
Founded 18 years ago, Cara is one of the busiest and most successful touring bands in the Irish folk scene in Germany.
The German-Scottish formation is made up of four of the most accomplished musicians in their genre. CARA stakes out its own unique territory, with a repertoire featuring original compositions and songs alongside finely detailed arrangements of traditional Scots and Irish ballads and tune sets. The band has established an excellent international reputation, with two Irish Music Awards, European tours taking in the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Great Britain and Denmark, and many tours further afield to the USA and Australia.
Much has happened since the band released their live album in 2018: Cara played the winners' concert at the International Freiburg Cultural Exchange in 2019 (after winning “best performance” the year before” and were also invited to perform at the Swiss Artists' Showcase in Thun. In spring 2019 their charity single "Mòran Taing” raised funds for Cancer Research UK. Their most recent concert highlights include appearances at the Sligo Live Festival (Ireland), Priddy Folk Festival (England) and at Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival - one of the largest classical music festivals in Europe. In 2020 Cara was awarded the “Kaarster Stern”, the city of Kaarst's culture award.
Forced by events of the past eighteen months to pause an otherwise extremely active touring life, CARA have responded to the global pandemic with a thoughtful, philosophical and life-affirming emotional testimony to some big questions in their new album, “Grounded”.
This album contains no booklet.