21 Aug

Karan Casey (2021)

"Nominated for Best Original Folk Song at the RTÉ Folk Awards 2019"


Presented by The Everyman
21 Aug 2021

Live at Elizabeth Fort

The Everyman presented Karan Casey as part of The Everyman Outdoors at Elizabeth Fort programme.

Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan Casey has released eleven albums as well as contributing to numerous other artists’ projects – appearing on more than fifty albums in total. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as collaborating with such diverse musicians as James Taylor, Béla Fleck, Boston Pops Orchestra, Kate Ellis, Niall Vallely, Pauline Scanlon, Maura O’Connell, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Peggy Seeger, Karen Matheson, Mick Flannery, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Tim O’Brien, Solas and Lúnasa.

In 2018 Karan helped to found FairPlé which is an organisation aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk music.

Karan’s most recent album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale was released on the Vertical Records Label. Her song “Down in the Glen” was nominated for Best Original Folk Song at the RTÉ Folk Awards 2019 and she completed a PhD in music in 2019. Karan worked on a new show with Director Sophie Motley called I Walked into My Head, which was premiered at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2021.

She was delighted to be performing with acclaimed musicians Seán Óg Graham on guitar, Niamh Dunne on fiddle and vocals and Niall Vallely on concertina.

The Everyman Outdoors programme is supported by Cork City Council and The Arts Council.