Review by Kathy Parsons..Mainly Piano
Celtic Skies is the third album from Irish composer/pianist/keyboardist Eamonn Karran. This album sees the artist moving in a somewhat different direction with female vocals on several tracks (in English). Karan provides all of the instrumentation except for Craig Karolus’ orchestration on one track and Robert Peoples’ violin on two others. Karran’s focus in his music is to offer help and healing for those who need it, and much of the music on this album speaks of loss and longing. Other pieces describe vivid landscapes and the beauty of nature, offering a place of comfort and peace.
Review by Stephen Cairns..Piano Heaven
Real Music, a hugely respected label, might have thought they were taking a risk in signing Eamonn to their impressive roster of musicians, but this release from this incredible pianist not only justifies their bold decision, it propels the composer into the same league as other new-age greats such as George Winston and Kevin Kern. 'The Forgotten Road' will not pass from memory. Take the journey, and its outstanding beauty will stay with the listener for many years to come.