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Karan Casey

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 7:30 pm at The Abbey Bar @ABC

About This Event:

Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable vocalist and a talented songwriter. Karan’s 25+ year career has seen her singing everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues, and working with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien.

Karan Casey

photo by Amelia Stein

Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable vocalist and a talented songwriter. Karan’s 25+ year career has seen her singing everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues, and working with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien.

Karan is touring with her band that includes longtime collaborators Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham (both of Beoga) and Niall Vallely (also a top-tier Irish musician).

Karan has released eleven albums of her own, and has appeared on more than 50 albums as a contributing artist. Karan’s most recent album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale is “likely to appeal equally to fans of alt-country and Irish folk alike,” and her song “Down in the Glen” from that album was nominated for Best Original Folk Song at the RTE Folk Awards 2019.

A sense of social responsibility is woven through Karan’s work. In 2018 she helped to found FairPlé, an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk musics.

Karan’s show I Walked into My Head premiered at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2021. It is “a moving, darkly humorous and sometimes joyful exploration of the trials and tribulations of life as a singer.” Her newest project, The Women, We Will Rise shares through song the experiences of gallant women from Ireland’s past, while singing into being a vision for the women of the future.

Karan Casey
Karan Casey
Karan Casey

Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm Doors: 6:30 pm US Eastern Time

General ticket info

Venues

The Abbey Bar, Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Free parking behind the building.

This is a seated concert in a listening-room environment.

COVID Safety Policy

For SFMS events, we follow CDC recommendations on the event date, adding any additional precautions required by the venue or the artist. Details on our COVID policy page.

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