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.
Karran’s piano work here is delicate, strong, and always interesting” —NeuFutur Magazine
The hauntingly beautiful “Fairy Dance” sets the mystical tone that permeates Karran’s second album, which evokes the ancient Celtic roots of his Northern Ireland homeland. Tempo and spirit liven as uilleann pipes, drums and synthesizer embellish “An Grainan,” while the penultimate “Ease My Mind” will surely awaken the oft’ times elusive art of letting go that we all crave.
Delightfully enchanting throughout, this is a fine example of a very special kind of mostly solo work that doesn't need anything but your ears and attention to complete it.” —Midwest Record
There’s a tender Celtic touch to Northern Irishman Eamonn Karran’s fine piano artistry. In listening, you’ll also discover something more. The influence of worlds beyond is perceptible, adding a unique mystery to the appropriately titled Distant Sun, as well as a glimpse into the heart of its composer. Featuring piano, synthesizer and uilleann pipes.
My love for the piano began at age seven when my parents bought an upright for the family. I naturally connected with it and sat for hours listening to music on the radio and finding the keys to play the notes I was hearing. In this way I gradually taught myself to play and developed my own unique style. Teenage years drew me to ambient space music and many happy hours were spent exploring the musical minds of artists that included Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield and Clannad.