Karan Casey in Concert
Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale
New album from Karan Casey showcased in Kilkee Co Clare
with Niall Valley (concertina), Niamh Dunne (vocals, fiddle), Sean Óg Graham (guitar, box)
“Casey’s voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she’s a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.”
“Karan Casey's latest solo venture is a thing of rare beauty.”
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. For her Kilkee Concert, she will be joined by Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham (of Beoga) and by Niall Vallely (concertina).
Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty 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. Karan released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the U.S., and her four years with the group were pivotal.
Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released 6 solo albums, a duo album (with John Doyle), an album for children and numerous contributions to other artists’ projects – appearing on more than 50 albums in total. She has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing solo, with her own band and with many other diverse artists.
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. Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale will be released on October 19th on Vertical Records.
"The most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade."
THE GLASGOW HERALD
Published on 8 October 2018