Casey at Knitting Factory
Former Solas singer Karan Casey will perform at the Knitting Factory in New York City on Sunday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Details, call Shanachie Entertainment at (212) 334-0284, ext 14.
All Ireland fiddle champion Liz Carroll will give her first NYC performance in many years on Friday, May 12, at 9 and 10:30 p.m. at The Blarney Star, 43 Murray St., NYC. Details, (212) 732-2873. She will be accompanied by Irish guitar star, John Doyle, of the traditional music supergroup Solas. On Sunday, May 14, she will perform at a special Mother’s Day afternoon concert at Pequot Library, Southport, Conn. Details, (203) 256-8453.
De Dannan Concert
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De Dannan’s 25th Anniversary Concert, with special guests, will be presented Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, NYC. Tickets $26. Details, Dara Records, (800) 714-3272.
The Prodigals will play May 12 and 19 at Paddy Reilly’s, 29th Street and Second Avenue, NYC. Details, (212) 686-1210; and Saturday, May 20, at Anna Liffey, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Conn. Details, (203) 773-1776.
Big Grey Concerts will present Aoife Clancy in concert on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Searing-Roslyn United Methodist Church, 134 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, L.I. Tickets $12; seniors $10, children under 12 $4. Details, (631) 321-1582 or (516) 596-9863.
"Our Lady of Sligo"
The American premiere of "Our Lady of Sligo" at the Irish Repertory Theater tells the tale of Mai O’Hara and her flamboyant but destructive relationship with her husband. The Irish Repertory Theater is at 132 W 22nd St., NYC. Performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3. Details and tickets, (212) 727-2737.
"The Ginger Man"
The Irish Arts Center presents J.P. Donleavy’s "The Ginger Man," a stage adaptation from his internationally celebrated and highly acclaimed novels, performed by The Dublin Theater Company. Previews: May 17-23. Opening May 24 through July 2. Performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3. Reservations, (212) 581-4125. The Irish Arts Center is at 553 West 51st St., NYC.
A ceili will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 566 Elm St., Stamford, Conn. Music by Pete Kelly’s Premier Ceili Band. Details, (203) 327-4177.
AOH Div. 2 will present a ceili on Friday, May 12, at 8:30 p.m., at 27 Locust Ave., Babylon, N.Y. Music by John Fitzpatrick and Linda Hickman. Details, (516) 587-0903.