Ireland’s Karan Casey comes to Next Stage on March 2

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Karan Casey, who organizers name as one of Ireland's finest singer-songwriters on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

Casey is touring the United States in March in support of her new album Nine Apples of Gold. Together with Sheila Falls (fiddle) and guitarist Matt Heaton (guitar), Casey will premiere new material from her new album, mixed with favorites from her previous 11 albums.

Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Casey was among the vanguard of the Irish music revival's Third Wave of the early 1990s, and a founding member of the seminal Irish American band Solas before launching her solo career in 1999.

Though steeped early on in Irish traditional and folk music, Casey says she has long followed an eclectic path, whether studying classical music, fronting jazz bands, or working with Frank Harte, a much-revered folk/traditional singer from Dublin. She's collaborated with a diverse assortment of American and Irish musicians and groups, in both traditional and contemporary genres.

Born in Waterford, Ireland, Casey has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Her repertoire has long included original songs that speak to the condition of women, and her latest album follows that precedent.

In 2018, Casey helped to found FairPlé - an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk music. Her songs draw 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.

For more about Casey, visit

Tickets for the performance at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, visit or call 802-387-0102. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar.

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