Song of the Sidhe
Let The Music Take You on a Magical Journey Between Worlds
Song of the Sidhe (Shee) is an extraordinary album. It is a call to humanity from the mystical Faerie People of the Mounds, for us to come into reunion with them and the Great Web of Life, so that we may heal our broken world. Through eight exquisite new original compositions, celestial songstress Lia Scallon takes the listener on a journey deep into the mysterious and magical Celtic otherworld.
“When presented with an album like Lia Scallon’s outstanding and glorious new release, Song of the Sidhe, it’s best to listen to its utter majesty in its entirety first, to allow all that has been created to sink in and fully flow within your energies. Scallon’s channelled vocals of the Faeire realm are so moving, so passionate and so deeply felt, that they will move you to tears of absolute bliss. At times, 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 musical exploration of the mythic world of Faerie and its connection to humanity. This 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 that is contained in this album is impossible. For those who believe, this album will be a revelation, as Scallon’s vocals paint a passionate, yet somewhat sorrowful portrait of hope against despair. 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
“Lia has produced a magical album that will tug deeply at your heartstrings. Music lovers everywhere will feel the power she evokes through these healing frequencies. 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
Rotcod Zzaj – Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“In her album Song of the Sidhe Lia Scallon opens musical pathways to the Sidhe, the “Shining Ones” of the Celtic otherworlds. May they dance into your life through the portal of these songs.”
Jeremy Berg, author of Faerie Blood; artist for Card Deck of the Sidhe
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.
Celtic countries have always held a genuine and deep respect for the Faeries. Although seen as race apart, beings with magical and healing powers, the Sidhe, the People of the Mounds, are also considered to be neighbours, and custodians of the sacredness of the natural world. Some say that originally we all belonged to the same race of beings 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.
The veil between the Faerie world and the human world therefore, is gossamer thin. At this challenging time, when our world shows signs of great upheaval, fragmentation, and separation, the Sidhe wish us come back into reunion with them, and with the Great Web of Life. They have long waited for a sign that humankind might once more remember and acknowledge their existence. The Sidhe envision the dawning of a new era, one where they can walk beside us, and help us to reconnect with ourselves and with nature.
Now is that time! Embedded in the beautiful music of Song of the Sidhe is the Faerie Kingdoms’s call to humanity to awaken. As the human heart responds with Love and Trust to the music, the portals between the Faerie world and the Human world will open. A new dawn beckons, one where Faerie-kind and Human-kind reunite in harmony and co-operation, to herald a new era alive with magic and mystical blessings, bestowing honour upon the great Spirit of the Universe, and respect to the natural world.
We Are One
With the release of the album into the world, it’s time for me to pass the baton on to you, the listener. My job of bringing through the Sidhe’s song, their story, and their energy from the ethers, and birthing it into physical form has been completed. The Sidhe have shown me that it is now up those who receive the music 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 the energetic frequencies of their music, into the geographic location in which you live, and through which you travel.
When you first listen, it would be ideal for you to experience the entire album in one sitting. ‘Song of the Sidhe’ unfolds a specific story that takes you deep into the world of the Sidhe. Each track is a complete journey in itself, but by listening to the eight tracks in their entirety, you will be immersed in the Sidhe’s energy in a special way.
Before listening, I encourage you to set the intention that these powerful inter-dimensional frequencies will find their way into every nook and cranny of the earth around you; that they will wrap around every majestic tree, every plant, every stone and every elemental being in the vicinity; that they find their way into the veins and leylines of Mother Earth, and in so doing, that the Sidhe of the region in which you live, will hear and respond. Sense the Sidhe stirring to the first strains of the music; see them releasing their grief; and witness them illuminate with joy as they hear their story being told to the world. And with that, envision them emerging through the portals of Light that you have opened with your Love and your heart’s intent.
‘Song of the Sidhe’ has been produced to the highest standard and quality, not just in the musical production, but also the physical presentation.The 6-Panel Gatefold pack and additional 8-Page Booklet, feature magnificent artwork throughout, and contain wonderful information relating to the Sidhe and the album production, offering the listener a greatly enhanced depth of experience.
CD versus MP3?
I am a strong supporter of listening to quality music on physical CD rather than MP3. MP3’s were created so that we could fit a 1000 songs on our phones or iPod, but in order to do this, the music has to be compressed. As a result, the sound unfortunately gets a bit flattened, and some of the warmth, quality and frequency is stripped away.
We used to listen to our music on vinyl ‘record’ which was Analog technology. CDs are digital technology, which in itself has less warmth than vinyl because it’s completely ‘clean’. One thing I really focus on when recording therefore, is to retain as much of the ‘Analog’ feel as possible. That’s why I record in a recording studio that has a $12,000.00 microphone, and the technology to retain more of the analog feel during the recording process itself, as well as the additional facility to inject more ‘real life’ analog warmth back into the music during the mastering process.
As a conduit for the Sounds of Sirius, I believe all my albums have high frequency Sound/Light codes embedded within the music and the spoken word. The main purpose of these Sounds of Sirius creations, is to engender a sense of harmony and peace within the listener; to facilitate healing; and to spark Remembrance at a soul level; which is why I endeavour to achieve the highest quality production values, so that the listener has the opportunity to experience all the subtleties and nuances of the voice and instrumentation. The more deeply immersed you are in the musical experience, the more opportunity there is for healing to occur.
I am a realist however! I know it’s not always possible to listen to music on CD and some people don’t even own a CD player anymore. 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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