“Sam has taken them under his wing and we are both genuinely very excited about the guys. They’re such prolific songwriters and they keep on writing great songs,” she said.
In Cara’s own career, the Dungiven native has been enjoying the best of both worlds over the past years.
“When we were younger it was all about the music, but nowadays family very much comes first, including our youngest Elizabeth.
“We were really delighted to have a little girl and I will now have a shopping partner,” she laughed.
“It really has been the best of both worlds for us, we have a great agent and we are very fortunate to be in a position to pick and choose gigs.”
Autumn and Spring tend to be the busier seasons for Cara and in November things will get a little busier as she is set to tour Ireland, including dates in Omagh, Armagh and a big concert at the National Concert Hall.
“We’ll also have dates around Europe in Sweden and Germany. Now the kids have come with us on some occasions in the past, but the boys are starting school in September.
“The family does keep you busy and it’s great, the little one has taken over the whole house now,” she laughed.
“The kids have kept me busy so I haven’t thought much about what songs we will do for the new album, but I have a few aces up my sleeve.”
Cara’s next gig in Donegal will be at the Keltic Hooley in Letterkenny next month and while they’re here, Cara and Sam will make a family holiday out of it with Colm, Noah and Elizabeth.
“It’s always a pleasure to perform in Donegal and while we are there we thought we might make a holiday out of it with the children.
“Sam has been to some parts of Donegal like Culdaff and Redcastle, where we recorded a DVD, but there’s a lot of other areas of the county that I would like to show him and the kids so who knows where we’ll end,” she said.
So there you go, there’s a debut album from The Winter Mountain Band and a new album from Cara Dillon on the horizon. Exciting times lie ahead for Charcoal Records.
For more information on Cara Dillon keep posted on www.caradillon.co.uk