Ithaca Blog

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Karan Casey Concert For Peace, 2 August 2011

Karan Casey, the Irish singer, returns with her band to Ithaca in August for a benefit concert to promote peace efforts by local groups.

Ms. Casey has done a series of these concerts in conjunction with her friend (and ours), Ellen Grady, who works with the Ithaca Catholic Worker and other peace and justice groups.

We saw Ellen recently, working on the Peter DeMott Peace Trot, set for Father's Day, Sunday 19 June.

The trot is a 3K race (or walk; go at your own chosen speed), which is also a benefit for peace groups. It is named for the late Peter DeMott, a peace activist and Ellen's husband.

The peace trot is a lot of work, Ellen acknowledges, and the concert will be, too. But the race - the second annual - promises to become a tradition, as Ms. Casey's concerts have become.

You can read more about Karan Casey here on Ithaca Blog, where we have publicized each of her Ithaca concerts since our start. Just type Karan's name into the search field.

The concert is set for Tuesday, 2 August, at the Community School for Music and Arts. We will have more details as they come.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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