Karan Casey Trio
Saturday, June 17, 2023 / 7:30 pm
6:00 pm for dinner service
Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St., Victoria, BC
Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey, a former member of the Irish super-group Solas, 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 eleven 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.
Karan continues to push boundaries for herself and as an artist. She completed a PhD in music in 2019. Her new solo drama performance I Walked into My Head, directed by Sophie Motley, premiered at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2021. She is currently working on a new stage show to be produced at the Everyman Theatre in Cork in 2023, as well as an album of new songs about women in the Irish revolutionary period, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources from the personal to the historical and political, touching on themes of family, loss, love, the empowerment of women and Irish revolutionary struggle.
Karan tours with her band that includes Niamh Dunne, Sean Óg Graham and Niall Vallely. Karan’s new album “Nine Apples of Gold” was released in February 2023.
We are very excited and honoured to be presenting the Karan Casey Trio on June 17th, on their first ever Victoria concert!
The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm / This is a listening venue