Date:   2/10/2005

One of Irelands greatest singers, Karen Casey, returns to Thrasher

"The most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade,” says The Herald (Glasgow).  This fabulous tribute refers to one of Ireland’s greatest singers, Karan Casey, who will be making a special return visit to the stage of the historic Thrasher Opera House on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for this much-anticipated return performance, sponsored in part by the Heidel House, are $17.


 Karan Casey is one of the most instantly recognizable, alluring and original voices in all of world music.  The former longtime lead vocalist with the Irish super group, Solas, exhibits the grace, pacing and richness of an old soul.  “One of the true glories of Irish music today,” a standing confirmed by having been twice voted Best Female Traditional/Folk artist by Irish Music Magazine readers and her nomination for a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.  The Associated Press calls Casey’s voice “…so beautiful, it’s almost impossible to avoid falling under her spell.”


Thrasher Opera House has collaborated with Heidel House to offer a fabulous Concert/Dinner package for this special event.  This exceptional value package starts with a three-course dinner at Grey Rock, beginning with either soup or salad, choice of any menu entrée, and dessert, and concludes with an evening of music performed by one of Ireland’s most gifted singers at the historic Thrasher Opera House, all for the exceptional price of only $39 per person.  Reservations for this special offer can be made by calling 920-294-4279.  Tickets for the concert alone are $17 and are available at Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank, Ripon Drug, or by calling 920-294-4279.  For more information on upcoming events, please check the website at 


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