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News

New Album to be released on Feb 22nd 2023

Karan's new album "Nine Apples of Gold" will be released on Feb 22nd 2023. You can pre-order CDs, Vinyl and Digital downloads on Bandcamp now. The title track will be released as a single on Dec 8th.


Irish Tour 2023

Karan will be undertaking an extensive Irish tour in March and April in support of her new album release. She will be joined by Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham. Full details here.


US Tour March 2023


Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Karan will be returning to Boston in December to join the cast of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan - https://www.christmasceltic.com


Celtic Connections Glasgow

Karan will be performing with her band at Celtic Connections in Glasgow at the City Halls on Jan 28th as well as appearing with Celtic Odyssée on Jan 26th at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/dimh-with-karan-casey


US Tourdates Announced

Karan will be heading back to the US for an extensive East Coast tour at the beginning of September. She will be joined by the wonderful Niamh Dunne on fiddle and vocals and Seán Óg Graham on guitar. More details here.


The Women, We Will Rise

Cork Arts Theatre - July 6th to 9th

Karan will once more be collaborating with acclaimed theatre director Sophie Motley for a new project which progresses the female narrative in the folk tradition, placing women centre stage and sharing through song the experiences of gallant women from Ireland’s past, whilst singing into being a vision for the women of the future. This performance at Cork Arts Theatre offers audiences a sneak peek at this exciting new project and collaboration which will culminate in full scale production in 2023. More details here.


Ali & Ava

During the lockdown Karan collaborated with the composer Harry Escott to record a song for the soundtrack of the movie "Ali & Ava". Their version of "Grace" will be released on March 4th to coincide with the cinema release of the movie.


Kaleidoscope night

Karan will be appearing with cellist Kate Ellis at a special edition of Kaleidoscope night in Dublin's Pepper Canister Church on March 6th. The event features a stellar lineup of powerful females performing newly commissioned works taking inspiration from the life and works of Hildegard Von Bingen.


Temple Bar Tradfest

Karan will be playing at Dublin's Temple Bar Tradfest on January 30th. She will be joined by Niamh Dunne, Seán Óg Graham and Niall Vallely for this performance at the Pepper Canister Church at 6.30pm. Tickets available here.


Treaty Songs

Karan's performance at the National Concert Hall's Treaty Songs event can be seen on RTE 1 at 10.45pm on January 8th. It can also be viewed online here.


I Walked Into My Head

Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 August
Kilkenny Arts Festival - Watergate Theatre

Book Tickets

Karan's new stage show "I Walked Into My Head" will be premiering at the Kilkenny Arts Festival at the beginning of August.
"Folk and traditional music legend Karan Casey is walking the corridors of her mind, looking for her voice in this brand-new show that’s part song-poem, part music performance. This adventurous piece demonstrates Casey’s brave spirit, constantly challenging herself to find answers to broader societal questions. For the first time, Karan breaks away from the songs we know to tell her own stories and sing her own songs, whether her voice likes it or not. From airports, van journeys and sessions to grief, motherhood and the unrealistic expectations of a female muse, I Walked into my Head is a moving, darkly humorous and sometimes joyful exploration of the trials and tribulations of life as a singer."


The Everyman Outdoors @ Elizabeth Fort

Karan will be performing a live gig (with an audience!) in the wonderful surroundings of Elizabeth Fort in Cork on August 21st. She'll be joined by Niamh Dunne, Seán Óg Graham and Niall Vallely.
Book Tickets


Online performances
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Karan there have been no tours or gigs but Karan has been making some videos and taking part in online performances. Check out the tourdates page for details.


After her March gigs were cancelled she recorded some songs for NPR's Mountain Stage
Daughter Dear
Siúil a Rúin

Karan also recorded a performance for the Frank Harte Festival and you can look back at the full concert here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=643675732970943&extid=tkZUvxuwJf9kaCWl


"Down in the Glen" nominated for Best Original Folk Track at the RTÉ Folk Awards - https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0919/1076861-rte-radio-1-folk-awards-shortlist-announced/

New album "Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale" out now on the Vertical Records label.

Buy here

Download from karancasey.bandcamp.com or https://vertical.lnk.to/hieroglyphs-taleWE

"This is a strikingly three-dimensional work that stands the test of intensive and repeated listening with ease. A vivid and dazzling snapshot of Casey invincible, at the height of her powers." (The Irish Times)

Visit the tourpage for details of upcoming gigs including performances in Ireland, France and the US.


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Video

New video for 'Down in the Glen' from Karan's new album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale.

Watch some video from Karan recent performance on Tg4's FleadhTV with Seán Óg Graham, Niamh Dunne, Niall Vallely and Ryan Molloy.

Here are some video highlights from Karan's performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow in February. She was joined by special guests Karen Matheson, Niamh Dunne and Pauline Scanlon as well as a stellar band featuring Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Seán Óg Graham, Donald Shaw, James Mackintosh, Ewen Vernal and Niall Vallely.

Upcoming tourdates

Visit tourdates page for more details

 

Ireland

   
November 11th Clonmel, Co Tipperary Clonmel World Music - Raheen House Hotel https://www.clonmelworldmusic.com/events/karan-casey-2022/
 

U.S.

   
Dec 10th 7.30pm New Bedford, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - The Zeiterion Theatre https://www.zeiterion.org/events/christmas-celtic-sojourn
Dec 12th 7.30pm Worcester, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - The Hanover Theatre https://thehanovertheatre.org/event/wgbh-presents-a-christmas-celtic-sojourn-with-brian-odonovan/
Dec 13th 4.30pm & 8pm Rockport, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - Shalin Liu https://rockportmusic.org/christmas-celtic-sojourn/
Dec 16th 8pm Boston, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - Cutler Majestic Theatre https://emersontheatres.org/
Dec 17th 3pm & 8pm Boston, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - Cutler Majestic Theatre https://emersontheatres.org/
Dec 18th 1pm & 5pm Boston, MA A Christmas Celtic Sojourn - Cutler Majestic Theatre https://emersontheatres.org/

2023

     
 

Scotland

   
Jan 26th Glasgow Celtic Connections - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Celtic Odyssée https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/celtic-odysse-and-fara
Jan 28th Glasgow Celtic Connections - City Halls https://www.celticconnections.com/event/1/dimh-with-karan-casey
 

U.S.

   
Feb 3rd - 4th Kansas City, MO Folk Alliance conference https://folk.org/programs/conference/
March 2nd Putney, VT Next Stage https://www.nextstagearts.org
March 3rd Greesnboro, VT Highland Center for the Arts https://www.highlandartsvt.org
March 4th Bangor, ME Gracie Theatre https://www.gracietheatre.com
March 5th Cambridge, MA Club Passim https://www.passim.org/live-music/events/karan-casey-trio/
March 7th Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House - The Baby Grand https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/7304-karan-casey/
March 8th Harrisburg, PA Susquehanna Folk Music Society at The Abbey Bar https://www.sfmsfolk.org/concerts/KaranCasey.html
March 10th Peninsula, OH G.A.R. Hall https://www.peninsulahistory.org/voices-in-the-valley/
March 11th Blairstown, NJ Roy's Hall https://royshall.org/event/karan-casey-230311/
March 12th Reisterstown, MD Music in the Valley https://www.stjohnswrp.org/miv
March 15th Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater https://buskirkchumley.org
March 16th East Lansing, MI Ten Pound Fiddle https://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/event/karan-casey-trio/
March 17th Fremont, MI Dogwood Center for Performing Arts https://dogwoodcenter.com
March 18th Ann Arbor, MI The Ark https://theark.org/
 

Ireland

   
March 24th Bray, Co. Wicklow Mermaid Arts Centre https://www.mermaidartscentre.ie
April 13th Belfast Duncairn Arts Centre Centre http://www.movingonmusic.com/portfolio/karan-casey/
April 14th Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Regional Cultural Centre https://regionalculturalcentre.com
April 15th Newbridge, Co. Kildare Riverbank Arts Centre https://www.riverbank.ie
April 20th Ennis, Co. Clare Glór https://glor.ie
April 21st Wexford, Co. Wexford National Opera House https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
April 22nd Waterford, Co. Waterford Garter Lane Arts Centre https://www.garterlane.ie
April 23rd Sligo, Co. Sligo Hawkswell Theatre https://www.hawkswell.com
April 27th Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Watergate Theatre https://watergatetheatre.ie
April 28th Navan, Co. Meath Solstice Arts Centre https://solsticeartscentre.ie
April 29th Cork Triskel Christchurch https://triskelartscentre.ie
April 30th Galway, Co. Galway Town Hall Theatre https://tht.ie