Song of the Sidhe
Let The Music Take You on a Magical Journey Between Worlds
Song of the Sidhe, the extraordinary new album from award winning Composer/Singer Lia Scallon, takes the listener on a journey deep into the mysterious and magical Celtic otherworld. Supported by an impressive array of world-class musicians on eight exquisite original compositions, Scallon gives voice to Queen Tea Tephi, queen of the mystical Irish Faerie People, the Sidhe. Through the music, Queen Tea calls upon humanity to unite with her people, and the Great Web of Life, to help heal our broken world.
Already honoured with multiple awards since it’s mid-2018 release, and currently ‘Under Consideration’ for Best New Age Album in the 61st Grammy Awards, many renowned Music Reviewers have declared Song of the Sidhe to be an exceptional album.
“Lia Scallon’s outstanding and glorious new release, ‘Song of the Sidhe’, is best listened to in it’s entirety first, to allow all that has been created to sink in. Scallon’s vocals are so moving, so passionate and so deeply felt, that they will move you to tears of absolute bliss. The mystical majesty is literally stunning. I found it difficult to move whilst listening to one of the most powerful and inspiring pieces ‘Stone of Destiny‘, and nearly forgot to breath! ‘Song of the Sidhe’ is by far Lia Scallon’s best work. Albums like this are a complete treasure. Brilliantly produced, lovingly created, it is an album that demands to be part of the top shelf of your musical greats.” Read Full Review
Steve Sheppard – One World Music
“Lia Scallon’s ‘Song of the Sidhe’ is a stunningly crafted, richly and deeply textured recording, featuring the artist’s amazing vocal talents as well as a host of instrumentalist guest artists. Trying to encapsulate in my brief available words, the magic contained in this album is impossible. Powerful but also sublime, the music and vocals are beguiling in their beauty.”
Retailing Insight Magazine – USA
“Celestial songstress Lia Scallon, long acclaimed for her unique vocals, visits the world of the People of the Mounds. On her new Celtic foray, ‘Song of the Sidhe’, the secrets of the Otherworld are revealed on eight tracks of haunting, breathtaking music with whispery vocals and lush instrumentals. This is a record that you can put on and just disappear in the music, whether you be human or fairy-folk. Scallon’s crystalline voice has the resonation of signing bowls; the vocal floats in the air like some diaphanous mist. You can feel the magic.” Read Full Review
R J Lannan, Zone Music Reporter
“As she did on The Luminous Pearl, vocalist Lia Scallon, redefines New Age vocal music on ‘Song of the Sidhe’, a concept album rooted in the mysticism of the land of Faerie. Supported by world-class musicians, and singing in the language of the Faerie kingdom itself, Scallon transports the listener into the realm of myth and legend, suffused with beauty, sadness, and a sense of urgency, brought alive through beautiful music and haunting vocals.”
Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter
“Scallon has produced a magical album that will tug deeply at your heartstrings. Be sure you reserve a full hour to do your first listen to this album, so you can absorb all the magic of this wonderful musical experience.” Read full review
Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“Lia Scallon’s previous two albums received many awards and nominations. I would expect ‘Song of the Sidhe’ to be just as successful.” Read Full Review
Kathy Parsons – Mainly Piano
The Story within the Music
The pre-destined time has come. Tea Tephi, High Queen of the Irish Faerie Kingdom, the ‘Sidhe’, (pronounced Shee) passionately invokes her King and her people to emerge from the Hollow Hills. The King Heremon returns to her side, and assisted by those awake and conscious Humankind, the portal between worlds opens. From the mists of time, the long-forgotten, mystical ‘Sidhe’ rise up and in that moment, the huge Diamond beneath the Enchanted Lake is reactivated. Triumphantly, the High Queen and High King ride forth, to stand once more upon the sacred ‘Stone of Destiny’. Faerie-kind and Humankind joyously unite, to celebrate the heralded Golden Age of Tara’s New Reign.
Who are the Sidhe?
The Sidhe (Shee) are descendants of the Tuath De Danann, a peace-loving, ancient Irish race, driven underground by the Milesians to become the people of the Hollow Hills, the Faerie people.
In Ireland, the Sidhe with their magical powers, are seen as neighbours, and the veil between the Faerie and Human worlds is thought to be gossamer thin. Some say that originally, we belonged to the one race who came from in the stars, but that over time, humans descended more into matter, whilst our Sidhe brothers remained in the more fluid realms of the Ethers.
Song of the Sidhe is the Faerie Kingdom’s clarion call to humanity for us to reunite with them and the Great Web of Life, to heal our broken world. The Sidhe envision the dawning of a new era, one where they can walk beside us, helping us to reconnect with ourselves and the natural world. Now is that time! As the human heart responds with Love to the music, the portals between the Faerie and Human worlds will open, heralding a new era alive with magic, and mystical blessings.
Now that the task of bringing through the Sidhe’s song and story from the ethers has been completed, the Sidhe have shown me that it’s time to pass the baton on to you, the listener, to unfold the next chapter. You have been drawn to this music because there is a role for you to play! The Sidhe have chosen you to help anchor their energetic frequencies into the geographic location in which you live, and through which you travel, by playing this music.
Ideally, on first listening, it’s best to experience the album in it’s entirety. ‘Song of the Sidhe’ unfolds a specific story that takes you deep into the world of the Sidhe. Although each track is a complete journey in itself, by experiencing the full album in one sitting, you will be immersed in the Sidhe’s energy in a very special way.
As you listen, envisage these powerful sound frequencies finding their way into every nook and cranny of the earth around you; see them wrapping around every majestic tree, every plant, every stone and every elemental being in the vicinity; see them merging into the veins and leylines of Mother Earth, and feel the Sidhe of the region in which you live, responding; see them releasing their grief and illuminating with joy, as they witness their story being told to the world. And with that, envisage them triumphantly emerging through the new portals of Light opened by your Love, and your pure heart’s intent.
‘Song of the Sidhe’ is a studio recorded album, produced to the highest standard and quality, which is echoed in the physical presentation. The 6-Panel Gatefold pack and additional 8-Page Booklet, feature magnificent artwork throughout. The package includes wonderful information about the Sidhe and the creation of the music, offering a greatly enhanced depth of experience for the listener.
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CD versus MP3
I’m a strong supporter of listening to quality music via physical CD rather than MP3! MP3’s were created to allow us store 1000 songs on our iPod, but the process, the music has to be compressed, which tends to flatten the sound somewhat, stripping away some of the warmth, depth and quality.
Increasingly, musicians are offering their music on vinyl record, in a desire to return to the warmth of Analog technology, over the ‘clean’ digital technology of CD. Something I really focus on when recording, is retaining as much ‘Analog’ feel as possible. That’s why I record in a professional studio with the technology to retain some ‘real life’ analog warmth during the recording process itself, (including using a $12,000.00 microphone!), as well as enhancing this aspect even further, in the mastering process.
All my Sounds of Sirius albums are embedded with high frequency Sound/Light codes. The purpose of these musical creations, is to engender a sense of harmony and peace within the listener, to facilitate healing, and activate dormant, soul gifts through Remembrance. Which is why I strive to achieve the highest quality at every level of production. I feel that the more fully immersed the listener can become in the subtleties and nuances of musical experience, the more opportunity there will be for healing to occur.
I am a realist however! I know it’s not always possible, or convenient, to listen to music on CD. That’s why you’ll find both Mp3 and CD versions of all my albums are available here on my website!
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