Karan Casey & Band
Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. She will be joined for this concert by Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham from Beoga (noted for their collaborations with Ed Sheeran) and concertina player Niall Vallely.
Her career has spanned 25 years from the early days as a jazz performer in George’s Bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now-established solo career and she has sold over half a million albums.
Karan released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became one of the most celebrated Irish bands in the US, and her four years with the group were pivotal.
Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released six solo albums, a duo album (with John Doyle), an album for children and numerous contributions to other artists' projects – appearing on more than 50 albums in total.
She has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing solo, with her own band and with many other diverse artists.
Recent years have seen Karan appearing with Folk legends James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Peggy Seeger, Mick Moloney and The Dubliners and Imelda May as well as performances with Lunasa, Tim O’Brien and Capercaillie’s Karen Matheson and collaborations with pianist/composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Published on 17 April 2019