Songlines

Songlines

by Karan Casey
     
 

Karan Casey sings for Solas, one of the hottest young Irish folk bands of the last five years. Her solo debut is a wonderful album, a program consisting primarily of traditional material presented with minimal arrangements that show off her crystalline voice to best advantage. The instrumentation is not always strictly traditional -- that's an electric guitar… See more details below

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Karan Casey sings for Solas, one of the hottest young Irish folk bands of the last five years. Her solo debut is a wonderful album, a program consisting primarily of traditional material presented with minimal arrangements that show off her crystalline voice to best advantage. The instrumentation is not always strictly traditional -- that's an electric guitar providing cloudlike washes of chordal harmony on "She Is Like the Swallow" -- but the overall feel is very much in the folk idiom. Despite the intrinsic lightness of her voice, Casey manages to deliver a blistering rendition of Ewan MacColl's acerbic "Ballad of Accounting," and she sings about the jilted "Roger the Miller" with deceptive sweetness. She also brings new energy and insight into such chestnuts as "Shamrock Shore" and "One, I Love." Her excellent backing musicians include members of Solas, notably flutist Seamus Egan, who also provides excellent production.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/1997
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351780720
catalogNumber:
78007
Rank:
308663

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karan Casey   Primary Artist
Seamus Egan   Flute,Mandolin,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran,tin whistle
Michael Aharon   Synthesizer,Dumbek,Piano,Cello,Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar
John Anthony   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Bass Drums,Tom-Tom,Timpani,Djembe,Bodhran,Cajon,Hi String,Hi Hat,Knee Slaps
Daryl Burgess   Djembe
John Doyle   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Steve Holloway   Snare Drums
Winifred Horan   Violin
Lindsey Horner   Bass
Chico Huff   Bass
Mick McAuley   Whistle (Instrument)

Technical Credits

Seamus Egan   Arranger,Producer
Michael Aharon   Arranger,String Arrangements
John Anthony   Arranger,Engineer,Contributor
Karan Casey   Arranger
John Doyle   Arranger,Contributor
Winifred Horan   Arranger,String Arrangements
Earle Hitchner   Liner Notes
Rick Ridpath   Engineer
Elizabeth O'Reilly   Paintings
Traditional   Composer

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