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Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale

by Karan Casey

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Hollis Brown 04:29
Man of God 03:27
Hold On 04:20
Mary 05:43


released October 19, 2018

Produced by Donald Shaw

Karan Casey: Vocals
Donald Shaw: Piano, Accordion & Rhodes & String arrangements
Sean Óg Graham: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Kate Ellis: Cello
Ewen Vernal: Basses
James MacKintosh: Drums & Percussion
Niamh Dunne: Fiddle & Vocal (Track 3 & 9)
Maura O’Connell: Vocal (Track 4)
Pauline Scanlon: Vocal (Track 6)
Karen Matheson: Vocal (Tracks 4 & 7)
Aoife O’Donovan: Vocal (Track 10)
Catriona McKay: Clarsach
Ryan Quigley: Trumpet & Brass arrangements
Konrad Wiszniewski: Saxophone
Innes White: Mandolin (Track 4 & 5)
Sorren MacLean: Guitar fx (Track 6)
Niall Vallely: Concertina
Michael McGoldrick: Flute
Dirk Powell: Banjo
Louis Abbott: Drums (Track 4)
Greg Lawson: Violin
Fiona Stephen: Violin
Kobus Frick: Violin
Scott Dickinson: Viola.

Initial Recording Sessions at Bannview Studios in Portglenone, Co. Antrim
Engineer: Seán Óg Graham
Delicious food: Niamh Dunne

Additional Recording & Mixes at Gorbals Sound Studios, Glasgow
Engineer: Kevin Burleigh

Additional Recording at Crow Valley Studios by Niall Vallely
Additional Recording at Drowsy Maggie Studio Nashville by John Mock

Mixed by Kevin Burleigh & Donald Shaw
Mastering by Yes Master, Nashville

My sincere thanks to all involved in the making of this album.


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Karan Casey Cork, Ireland

Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated voices in Irish folk music. Since embarking on her solo career she has released 6 solo albums, a duo album, a children's album and has appeared 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 artists. ... more


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