Photos, Interviews, Reviews, Reaction: Maura O’Connell, Karan Casey, Martin Tourish and Ed Boyd

20 January 2015

Our Spring season opened with a truly mouth-watering prospect as the legendary vocalist Maura O’Connell, the “songwriter’s singer”, teamed up with the peerless Karan Casey, backed by the virtuoso pairing of Lúnasa’s Ed Boyd on guitar and piano accordionist Martin Tourish of Altan fame. They began an eleven-date tour (Dublin; Bray; Dun Laoghaire; Letterkenny; Ennis; Castlebar; Sligo; Cork; Newbridge; Roscommon and Clifden) on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

Take a look at their journey!


"Just heard Maura O'Connell and Karan Casey sing....oh my goodness." - Vanessa Gebbie, Dublin

"Big crowd @mermaidarts last night loved fab combo of Maura O’Connell & Karan Casey." - Catherine Boothman, Bray

"Fantastic gig...beautiful music." - Sally Begg, Sligo


"It is indeed a true gift to be in the presence of sublime artists who become lost in the moment and the essence of the song....Enriching and inspiring." - review the first concert of the tour in The Sugar Club, Dublin. Read it here.

Maura and Karan "ran the gamut of emotions from sad and poignant to top-tapping lively and light-hearted. " - Review of the concert in Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny by Read it here


A short video with some snippets from the first concert of the tour at The Sugar Club, Dublin on Wednesday 14 January 2015. Watch it here.


Listen to Maura, Karan, Martin and Ed perform Summerfly on Sunday With Miriam, RTÉ Radio 1 here.


Maura O'Connell speaks to the Irish Examiner about her dream dinner party and reading poetry. Read the interview here.

Karan Casey talks culture with the Irish Independent. Read more about her favourite music, theatre and books here.

"I’ve always admired Maura, I think she is an astonishing singer." - Karan Casey tells the Evening Echo about working with Maura O'Connell. Read more here.


Photos of The Sugar Club, 14 January 2015, by Ronnie Norton (






Photos of Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, 17 January 2015, by John Soffe:






For more details on the tour, please see here.