The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

Event Details

Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:30PM

Alan Kelly Gang & The Karan Casey Band

A Celebration Ceilidh for St. Patrick's Day-at Dana, of course!

The Alan Kelly Gang has a drive and energy that will keep the chill out of the coldest winter night.FolkRadio UK
The Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris.Washington Post

Fronted by Ireland's world-class piano accordion maestro Alan Kelly and three of Ireland's finest musicians, the Alan Kelly Gang has been hailed by international critics for their consummate musicianship and powerful, emotive performance. Dynamic instrumentals, beautifully arranged songs, driving rhythms, and buoyant harmonies breathe new life into old favorites, and offer vibrant new takes on modern classics

Long considered one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music, Karan Casey's career has spanned twenty years from her early days as a jazz performer in George's Bistro in Dublin, to a heady era with the band Solas, to an established solo career that has brought her worldwide recognition as a riveting stylist of unusual breadth and emotionality. Together, they represent the epitome of vitality and ability from Ireland's vast wealth of traditional musicians, guaranteed to infect you with a sense of magic and delight in a musical feast of an evening that you won't want to miss!