The Women, We Will Rise
Karan Casey and The Everyman Theatre, Cork, are proud to present The Women, We Will Rise, a new theatrical song cycle.
The Women, We Will Rise is a theatrical song cycle asking questions about the women of Ireland, past, present and future. Presented by folk-singer Karan Casey and director Tom Creed in conjunction with The Everyman and Cork Folk Festival, this new project 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.
Wed 27th–Sat 30th September, Everyman Theatre, Cork. https://everymancork.com/events/the-women-we-will-rise/
Canada & US Tour June 2023
Karan will be touring on the West Coast of Canada and the US in June accompanied by Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham. Full details here
New Album Out Now
Karan's new album "Nine Apples of Gold" was released on Feb 22nd 2023. You can order CDs, Vinyl and Digital downloads on Bandcamp now.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
"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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New video for 'Down in the Glen' from Karan's new album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale.
|Sept 9th||Clare Island||Clare Island Folk Festival||https://www.clareislandfolkfestival.com|
|Sept 27th 8pm||Cork||The Women, We Will Rise - Everyman Theatre (preview)||https://everymancork.com/events/the-women-we-will-rise/|
|Sept 28th 8pm||Cork||The Women, We Will Rise - Everyman Theatre||https://everymancork.com/events/the-women-we-will-rise/|
|Sept 30th 2.30pm||Cork||The Women, We Will Rise - Everyman Theatre||https://everymancork.com/events/the-women-we-will-rise/|
|Nov 1st||Sante Fe, NM||San Miguel Church||https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/420043/karan-casey|
|Nov 2nd||Albuquerque, NM||Chatter||https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/420044/karan-casey|
|Nov 3rd||Las Cruces, NM||Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces||https://www.crucescreatives.org/|
|Nov 4th||Tucson, AZ||Unitarian Universalist Church||https://www.inconcerttucson.com/?p=3646|
|Nov 5th||Phoenix, AZ||Irish Cultural Center||https://www.azirish.org/concerts/|
|Nov 6th||Silver City, NM||Silco Theater||https://thesilcotheater.com/|
|Nov 8th||Portland, OR||The Old Church Concert Hall||https://www.tocportland.org/all-events|
|Nov 10th||Yachats, OR||Yachats Celtic Music Festival||https://yachatscelticmusicfestival.org/|
|Nov 11th||Yachats, OR||Yachats Celtic Music Festival||https://yachatscelticmusicfestival.org/|
|Nov 12th||Corvallis, OR||Whiteside Theatre||https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/|