Event Phone: 0863389619
Karan Casey & Her Band.
Karan Casey (Vocals & Keyboard)
Niall Vallelly (Concertina)
Niamh Dunne (Fiddle, Vocals)
Sean Og Graham (Guitar)
Venue: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel
Clonmel World Music is delighted to welcome back Karan Casey and her band, they last played Clonmel in November 2019
Karan Casey is one of the best Folk/Traditional singers in Ireland. Karan is bringing an all-star band to Clonmel, with Niall Vallely (Buille) on concertina, Niamh Dunne (Beoga) on fiddle and vocals and Sean Og Graham (Beoga) on Guitar and vocals. It will be exactly 3 years since these great musicians played for us in Clonmel, and they will be premiering songs from Karans new album, as well as old favourites
Karan was nominated in 2019 for an RTE Radio Folk award for “Best Original Folk Track”, for her song Down in the Glen. She also performed at the awards, with the band she is bringing to Clonmel.
They will be over in the USA for an extensive tour in September
Karan Casey is originally from BallyDuff Lower, near Kilmeaden Co Waterford, and has long been one of the most innovative voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty five years from the early days as a jazz performer in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas, to her now established solo career. Karan has sold over half a million records.
Karan released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the U.S., and her four years with the group were pivotal. Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released 6 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 Solas, Lunasa, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and Tim O’Brien.
Karan has won awards for “Best Folk Album” and “Best Folk Female” from Irish Music Magazine and been nominated for the BBC Folk Awards and the Danish Grammys and was a key member of Paul Winter’s Grammy-award winning “Celtic Solstice”. She has appeared at major festivals in Europe and the US such as WOMAD USA, the Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Festival Cornouaille, Festival Interceltique Lorient, Milwaukee Irishfest and Merlefest as well as appearing at many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Centre (Washington DC), New York’s Symphony Space, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the Hollywood Bowl, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, the Cathedral of St John the Divine, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and many others. She has made many TV and radio appearances on both sides of the Atlantic and has been a frequent guest on nationally syndicated US radio and TV shows such as Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ and “Mountain Stage”.
“Karan Casey is the most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade.”
– The Glasgow Herald
“ the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris.” WASHINGTON POST
”Karan Casey’s voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she’s a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.” BOSTON GLOBE
“Setting her clear voice in arrangements that mix traditional and modern instruments, she maintains the taut, quivering ornamentation of old ballad style, singing tales of love, war and murder with a gentle gravity.” NEW YORK TIMES
“Casey has the unique ability to make every song sound true and impassioned.” GLOBAL RHYTHM
“Karen Casey is the most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade”.
The Glasgow Herald
Doors 8 pm.
Karan Casey Band onstage 9pm sharp
Karan Casey Band Onstage 9pm
11th November 2022
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue: Raheen House Hotel