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I Walked Into My Head

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

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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.
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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.

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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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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




December 11th Dublin National Concert Hall - Treaty Songs https://www.nch.ie