A legend in her own right and a regular on the Scottish folk circuit, Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty years from the early days as a jazz performer in Georges bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now blossoming solo career she has sold over half a million albums. Karan released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the U.S., and her four years with the group were pivotal. Karan has released 5 solo albums and has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as with such diverse musicians as Tim O’Brien, Karen Matheson (Capercaille) the Michael McGoldrick Band and Lunasa.
Karan has won awards and has made many TV and radio appearances on both sides of the pond, the most recent being Transatlantic Sessions. Karan recently released her fifth solo album entitled “Ships in the Forest” on the Crow Valley Music label. Produced once again by Donald Shaw, the new album focuses largely on the traditional repertoire. The album features the members of her current touring band along with some special guests, including Kris Drever and Niall and Cillian Vallely.