A very personal album reflective of traditional Irish roots with contemporary arrangements blending piano and uilleann pipes, masterfully woven with hauntingly beautiful vocals in “Requiem” and “The River” to celebrate past, present, and hopes and dreams for the future.
If you’re a fan of the Celtic genre this is a must for you, but if you like to hear really good music, arranged, produced and performed exceptionally, do your ears a favor and buy this album as quickly as you can. —One World Music
Just as the Rowen Ash spreads its shading branches, Karran has branched out on his third release, laying soulful Irish female vocals down alongside piano, uilleann pipes, drums, and synthesizer, providing a carpet of comfort to the listener. Opening with the longing-filled sounds of “Irish Skies,” through to the introspective, closing strains of “Late Night Piano,” Karran once again presents us with an ineffable escape, Celtic style, in Celtic Skies.