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Music, Fri 23 Jun 2017

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bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury


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01227 769075


University of Kent,


In association with Gulbenkian, Folk in the Barn present CARA.
With support from Emily Watts.

One of the most sought after bands within Germany, Cara are touring England to promote their latest album, “Yet We Sing”, performing predominantly self-written material, with an international line-up and reputation.

Born fourteen years ago of Germany’s longstanding love affair with Celtic music, Cara’s line-up features four of that country’s finest traditional musicians, alongside Scottish songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar, delivering an innovative blend of old and new material, fronted by twin lead vocals.

The German-Scottish quintet released “Yet We Sing” in 2016, with extensive touring in Germany, and a Scottish tour taking in Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Eden Court, Inverness, Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall and Edinburgh’s Queens Hall.

The Cara sound is shaped and defined by the two charismatic singers and songwriters, Gudrun Walther (Germany) and Kim Edgar (Scotland). “Yet We Sing“ deals with the “hard stuff’ – love, death, religion, war and hope – drawing the listener near. The album also captures the live energy that has earned Cara their enthusiastic fanbase and their reputation within the folk scene. Energising, emotive and engaging, Cara aim to connect directly with the listener.

Winners of two Irish Music Awards, "Best New Irish Artist" 2010 and "Top Group" 2011, Cara have toured the United States seven times, playing the main stages at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009, Kansas City Irish Festival 2009 and 2010, and Dublin Irish Fest 2014.

Gudrun Walther: vocals, fddle, diatonic accordion
Kim Edgar: vocals, Steinway grand piano
Hendrik Morgenbrodt: uilleann pipes, Irish concert fute, whistles
Jürgen Treyz: acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar
Rolf Wagels: bodhrán

"Yet We Sing showcases a world class band in top form." Irish Music Magazine, Alex Monaghan

"They boldly go where others fear to tread" The Irish Times, Siobhán Long

"a musical force to be reckoned with...they can really fly".
The Scotsman, Jim Gilchrist rating ****4stars

"Great musicianship, great production and total respect for the material. Wonderful, what a great band. " Mike Harding

"They’ve been achieving wonders on the Celtic circuit. Look out for them!”
Iain Anderson, BBC Scotland

"Yet We Sing is that rare triumph of a record that beautifully renders both songs and tunes. Whether you’re a devoted follower of Cara or you’ve never heard them before, this is an album that will leave its marks in your memory for a long time."
Bright Young Folk, Sol-Loreto Miller

"Yet We Sing" is a beautifully balanced collection of songs and tunes, which have an immediate impact and reveal more of their sophistication and charm with subsequent plays.
FATEA Magazine

"International and timeless…real passion...stunningly good." Moors Magazine

"played with precision and power... blissful... idyllic" Boston Irish Reporter, Sean Smith

Supporting Cara will be Canterbury Singer Songwriter Emily Watts

“A songwriter to be reckoned with. ****” Songwriting Magazine

“For fans of London Grammar… lovely vocals over beautiful production”
BBC Introducing

“Echoes of early Adele mingle with classical overtones as her voice soars above her hypnotic piano.” The Musician

Influenced by female singer/songwriters such as Beth Orton, Joni Mitchell and Bat for Lashes, Emily Watts uses piano and vocals to perform her haunting self-penned songs. Following her debut EP release, From the Blue, Emily Watts released her first single last year which received radio play on BBC Radio 2 and support from BBC Introducing. Continuing from the atmospheric and haunting soundscapes introduced in her debut EP, Where Are You Now is a more dynamic and intense track, giving a hint of where her new sound is taking her

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Jun 2017 19:30


Full £15.00
Student £10.00



See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibus 08702 433 711

Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
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