Karan Casey appears at Raheen House in Clonmel on September 4.

Karan Casey appears at Raheen House in Clonmel on September 4.

Clonmel World Music is back, in a refurbished Raheen House Hotel, after the summer break and for its first gig will welcome one of the best folk/traditional singers in Ireland to Tipperary.

Karan Casey, who appears on Thursday evening, September 4 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 25 years, from the early days as a jazz performer in Dublin and her heady days in New York with the band Solas, to her now established solo career. Karan has sold over half a million records. She released her first album with Solas, who quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the United States, and her four years with the group were pivotal. Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released 6 solo albums, an album with John Doyle, a children’s album and numerous contributions to other projects, appearing on more than 50 albums.

She has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing solo, with her own band and with many other artists. Recent years have seen her singing 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 and the Flecktones and Tim O’Brien.

Tickets for the Clonmel gig are available in the Premier Music Centre, Clonmel on 052-6129811; from Gerry Lawless on 086-3389619 and from Martha Beardmore on 087-9107201.




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