Karan Casey's Irish Song Tour

International singer songwriter Karan Casey is inviting people to come to Ireland and enjoy an epic 10-day tour - this marks a unique opportunity - a guided tour around Ireland - on a trip that truly delves into a deep appreciation of the music, the culture, the history of Ireland, and more. Karan's first tour will take place from the 15th - 25th October 2024. More details here

Feb/March 2024 Tourdates announced

Karan will be back on the East Coast of the US from February 27th to March 17th. She will be touring with Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham as well as some really special shows with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and harpist Maeve Gilchrist. Tourdates here

U.S. Tour Nov 2023

Karan returns to the US in November for a tour focusing on the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest. Full details here.

New Merch

New Tshirts and Bags now available in our online shop.

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.


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 -

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.

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.

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."

After her March gigs were cancelled Karan 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:

"Down in the Glen" nominated for Best Original Folk Track at the RTÉ Folk Awards -

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

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"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.

Upcoming tourdates

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Jan 19th Glasgow Celtic Connections - Red Clydeside: John Maclean Centenary Concert - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


Jan 27th Ballincollig, Co. Cork Ballincollig Winter Music Festival - The White Horse


Feb 27th, 7.30pm Old Saybrook, CT The Kate
Feb 28th, 7.30pm Somerville, MA The Burren - Brian O'Donovan Legacy Series
Feb 29th, 7pm Ithaca, NY First Unitarian Society of Ithaca
Mar 1st, 8pm Blairstown, NJ Roy's Hall
Mar 2nd, 7pm Florence, MA BOMBYX
Mar 3rd, 3pm Cumberland, RI Blackstone River Theatre
Mar 5th, 9.30pm New York, NY Joe's Pub
Mar 7th, 7.30pm Findlay, OH Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 8th Peninsula, OH G.A.R. Hall
Mar 10th, 7pm Charleston, WV Mountain Stage - Culture Centre Theatre
Mar 17th, 2.30pm Virginia Beach, VA Sandler Center for the Performing Arts


May 11th Madrid Fundación Juan March