Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey’s U.S. tour lands in East Lansing Thursday, where she will perform songs from her new album, “Nine Apples of Gold,” which is themed around the telling of Irish women’s stories and draws “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.”
Apart from releasing 12 eclectic solo albums, being a founding member of the Celtic band Solas and performing with James Taylor, Maura O’Connell, the Boston Pops Orchestra and many other greats, Casey also works to advocate for fair gender balance in Irish traditional and folk music through her spearheading of the FairPlé campaign. Her passion for feminism can be heard on her new album, which “gives voice to the notion that songs can sing what we cannot say.”
The concert, featuring Sheila Falls on fiddle and Matt Heaton on guitar, comes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and Women’s History Month. Tickets are $20 for the public, $18 for Ten Pound Fiddle members and $5 for students and can be purchased at tenpoundfiddle.org.
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