Irish singer songwriter Karan Casey’s ‘I Walked Into My Head premiered at the Watergate Theatre as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2021. Karan Casey returns to the Watergate on 27th April as she celebrates the release of her new album Nine Apples of Gold. The album is an ode to the natural world featuring the songbirds of Portglenone, the moon, conversations from the grave, returning to the wild, listening for the cuckoo as she sleeps. Joined by Sean Óg Graham and Niamh Dunne she will be singing songs from the new album as well as from her extensive back catalogue.
Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan Casey has released 11 albums to date. Touring extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, she has also collaborated with such diverse musicians as James Taylor, Bela Fleck, Boston Pops Orchestra, Liam Clancy, Maura O’Connell, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Peggy Seeger, Karen Matheson and Tim O’Brien.
In 2018 Karan helped to found FairPlé which is an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk musics.
Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale was released on the Vertical Records Label in 2018 and her song “Down in the Glen” was nominated for Best Original Folk Song at the RTE Folk Awards. She completed a PhD in music in 2019. Karan’s new show I Walked into My Head directed by Sophie Motley was premiered at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2021.
Karan is currently working on a stage show about women in the Irish revolutionary period to be produced at the Everyman Theatre in Cork in 2023.
Karan’s new album “Nine Apples of Gold” will be released in February 2023.