February 24, 2014
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Former Solas Vocalist Karan Casey Comes To The Algonquin March 1
County Cork Native Casey Tours the U.S. This March as a Trio
Karan Casey Band
Date & Time:
Saturday, March 1 - 8 p.m.
Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J.
Premium: $46 (Adults), $43 (Seniors), $36 (Students)
Regular: $39 (Adults), $36 (Seniors), $29 (Students)
Algonquin Arts Box Office: 732-528-9211 or algonquinarts.org
All tickets subject to $2 per ticket fee.
Photo courtesy of Karan Casey Band
MANASQUAN, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2014) - One of the most influential voices in Irish music, Karan Casey, takes the Algonquin Arts Theatre stage on Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in the theatre's annual salute to music of the Emerald Isle.
Introduced to American audiences more than a decade ago as vocalist for the Irish super group Solas, Casey is praised by The Wall Street Journal as one of the true glories of Irish music today. Since embarking on her solo career, Casey has released six solo albums, a duo album with John Doyle and a children's album while contributing to other artists' projects – appearing on more than 50 albums in total.
Casey appears this Saturday fronting the Karan Casey Band, a trio whose appearance is sponsored by The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore.
The Washington Post calls her "the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris," and The Glasgow Herald calls her "the most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade."
Regular seating is $39 for adults with discounts for students and seniors. Premium seating is available for $7 more. Purchase at algonquinarts.org, by calling 732-528-9211 or by stopping in to the box office at 173 Main Street from 12-6 p.m. on weekdays or 12-4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are subject to $2 processing fees.
Casey has won awards for "Best Folk Album" and "Best Folk Female" from Irish Music Magazine and been nominated for the BBC Folk Awards and the Danish Grammys and was a key member of Paul Winter's Grammy-award winning "Celtic Solstice." She has appeared at festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. as well as appearing at many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, New York's Symphony Space, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the Hollywood Bowl and Dublin's National Concert Hall. She has made many TV and radio appearances on both sides of the Atlantic and has been a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio and TV shows such as Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage".
She has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing solo, with her own band and with many other diverse artists. Recent years have seen Karan appearing with folk legends James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Peggy Seeger, Mick Moloney and the Dubliners and Imelda May as well as performances with Solas, Lunasa, Tim O'Brien and Capercaillie’s Karen Matheson and collaborations with pianist/composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and with Breton guitarist Gilles le Bigot's.
Other ventures have included The Vallely Brothers Big Band and Niall Vallely's "Turas na dTaoiseach/Flight of the Earls" event, which was premiered in Belfast's Grand Opera House and later performed in Louvain, Belgium. She was also involved in Tommy Hayes's "Apples in Winter" multimedia project. She presented a program on Irish National Television exploring the songs associated with the Irish Labour Movement.
About Algonquin Arts Theatre:
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with the mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theatre, music, film and dance. The end goal is to foster appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning, particularly among underserved audiences including the economically disadvantaged, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; by funds from the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation, by Simon Kaufman, Esq. & Maria Zito-Kaufman and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.