Cara Dillon is (by deduction) Mary Dillon's sister, lead singer of Irish band Deanta. This is Cara's debut album featuring nine traditional songs and two originals in both acoustic and contemporary electric arrangements. Cara has a sweet almost wispy voice, akin to both Mary Dillon and Karan Casey, well suited to this repertoire. The arrangements are all very tasteful, and Cara's style pulls each together and makes them work. The highlights for me are "Black Is The Colour" and "The Maid of Culmore", both tender, romantic and captivating. Others include "Donald of Glencoe", "Craigie Hill", "Green Grows The Laurel", "The Lark In The Clear Air" and "I Am A Youth That's Inclined To Ramble". Production values are not quite as assured as say, Karan Casey's "Distant Shore", but Cara's fine talent will quickly make its mark with a wide audience.