15jun8:00 pm10:30 pmKaran Casey
Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey has been blazing a trail for over 25 years. A lover of ballads, love songs
Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey has been blazing a trail for over 25 years. A lover of ballads, love songs and searing versions of social justice songs, fond of a good yarn, she has toured the world making deep connections with her audience connecting via Ireland’s past but crucially repositioning women and songs in a universal and a modern setting.
Karan has been striking out lately to explore new areas of performance on the piano and with spoken word and theater.
She has released 11 albums and has contributed to numerous other artists’ projects, appearing on more than 50 albums to date. Karan has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as collaborating with such diverse musicians as Maura O’Connell, James Taylor, Bela Fleck, Boston Pops Orchestra, Kate Ellis, Niall Vallely, Pauline Scanlon, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Peggy Seeger, Karen Matheson, Mick Flannery, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Tim O’Brien and Solas.
In 2018 Karan helped found FairPlé which is an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk musics.
Karan is currently working on a stage show about women in the Irish revolutionary period to be produced at the Everyman Theatre in Cork in 2023. Her new album “Nine Apples of Gold” was released in February.
(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mel Lehan Hall at St. James
3214 West 10th Ave,