Karan Casey 'Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale'
- Hollis Brown
- Down in the Glen
- Man of God
- I’m Still Standing Here
- Sixteen Come Next Sunday
- In The Gutter
- You are the Flower
- Doll in Cash’s Window
- Hold On
“Karan Casey's latest solo venture is a thing of rare beauty.”- SING OUT
Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale is Karan’s paeon to justice and freedom being attainable through creativity in a world of the imagination where everything is possible.
Long-awaited new album from Karan Casey, one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty-five years from the early days as a jazz performer in George’s Bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now established solo career and she has sold over half a million albums.
“Casey’s voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she’s a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.” -BOSTON GLOBE
Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale is the evocative title of the new album from Waterford singer Karan Casey, which sees her return to a mix of traditional and folk song imbued with a modern twist, sitting alongside some new self-penned songs. She is joined on vocals by some of her favourite singers, including Karen Matheson, Niamh Dunne, Pauline Scanlon, Maura O'Connell and Aoife O Donovan.
"The most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade." -THE GLASGOW HERALD
Produced by renowned Scottish musician and Bafta-nominated composer Donald Shaw, the album also features Karan’s long-time musical collaborators Kate Ellis, Niall Vallely, James MacKintosh, Ewen Vernal, Dirk Powell and Mike McGoldrick as well as younger voices such as Sean Óg Graham & Catriona McKay. While singing songs from contemporary folk writers Janis Ian, Eliza Gilkyson, Patti Griffin, Mick Flannery and Bob Dylan, the album showcases Casey’s impressive talent as a song writer.
As with previous recordings, Karan sense of social justice comes through strongly in her choice of song, each sung with compelling conviction and a new sense of urgency.