Waterford-born singer KARAN CASEY recently released her new album, Chasing the Sun in April. Largely recorded at her home in Co. Cork, Chasing the Sun uncovers Karan's fine talent for songwriting and her sensitive approach to age-old themes such as love and oppression. Although self-written songs make up half the album, alongside a trio of great songs by Barry Kerr (a young musician from Co. Armagh) and one by Robbie O'Connell, Karan hasn't abandoned her first love of traditional singing. Her unique interpretations make you listen with new ears to the older songs. Karan is joined on the album by her long standing band - Niall Vallely (with whom she co-produced the album), Robbie Overson, Paul Meehan and Ewen Vernal. Chasing the Sun is sure to build on the success of Karan's previous albums, which have garnered numerous awards as well as widespread critical acclaim.