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Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 day of show (plus a $2 service charge). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey has been blazing a trail for over 25 years. A lover of ballads, love songs and searing versions of social justice songs, fond of a good yarn, she has toured the world making deep connections with her audience connecting via Ireland's past but crucially repositioning women and songs in a universal and a modern setting. Karan has been striking out lately to explore new areas of performance on the piano and with spoken word and theatre. She has released 12 albums, as well as contributing to numerous other artists' projects—appearing on more than 50 albums so far—and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as collaborating with such diverse musicians as Maura O'Connell, James Taylor, Bela Fleck, Boston Pops Orchestra, Kate Ellis, Niall Vallely, Pauline Scanlon, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Peggy Seeger, Karen Matheson, Mick Flannery, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Tim O'Brien and Solas. In 2018 Karan helped found FairPlé, which is an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk musics.
Karan is currently working on a stage show, The Women, We Will Rise, about women in the Irish revolutionary period, to be produced at the Everyman Theatre in Cork in September 2023.
Karan's new album, Nine Apples of Gold, was released in February 2023. 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. The empowerment of women is front and center of Karan's concerns as she gives voice to the notion that songs can sing what we cannot say. Her defiance, her vulnerabilities and her feminist heart bellow through these songs.