Cara DillonIn ‘Scotland on Sunday’ (12th May) on their weekly ‘Culture Test’ feature the interviewer asked several questions of Cara Dillon. Born in 1975 in Dungiven Co Derry, she began work on her eponymous debut album which was released to critical acclaim on Rough Trade Records last year. She supported the Indigo Girls at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh on Monday, has recently supported Brian Kennedy and was one of David Gilmours guests at his recent Royal Festival Hall dates which Kate also took part in. Interview excerpt: “Q: What would your Desert Island Disc be? A: Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love. Its such a beautiful, lyrical album and you could never mistake the voice of Kate Bush. She’s a one-off. Q: Which artist has had the biggest effect on your life? A: Kate Bush has inspired me musically but the poetry of WB Yeats really allows me to escape to another world.” I highly recommend Cara’s album, definite shades of Kate’s vocal style on some of the tracks (Craigie Hill, I Am A Youth That’s Inclined To Ramble) applied to trad standards and some great original songs. Cara is already receiving deserved widespread acclaim. (thanks to Malcolm Calder for the interview quotes)