‘Song of the Sidhe’ Reviews

Music Industry Reviews 

“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 the vast energy of 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, that speaks of the need for these mythical creatures to re-emerge now to aid us in healing a broken world. Singing in a fusing of her “Language of Light” with the language of the Faerie kingdom itself, Scallon transports the listener on a journey into the realm of myth and legend, suffused with beauty, sadness, and a sense of urgency. Supported by world-class musicians, and channelling the spirit of Tea Tephi, High Queen of the Irish Faerie Kingdom, she takes the listener deep into ages-old stories, brought alive through beautiful music and haunting vocals.”
Bill Binkelman,, Zone Music Reporter

“Long-time readers will know that I’ve been enchanted with Lia’s long-running series, Sounds of Sirius”.This new album is even more marvellous. 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 the Card Deck of the Sidhe

“Lia Scallon’s previous two albums received many awards and nominations, and I would expect Song of the Sidhe to be just as successful.”  Read Full Review
Kathy Parsons – Mainly Piano 

“Lia, I’ve been listening to your album and I feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. The music just drapes one with space and peace. The music is exceptional, and the sound production is simply superb, culminating in an overall aesthetic that I can only describe as bliss – amazing work!”
Noshir Mody – Composer/Musician/Producer

“Such a tremendously beautiful and transporting body of work which, from the opening incantation, carries your forward into the realms of other worlds, and allows a reminder of all that has been forgotten. It hits down into the cell memory somehow, and unlocks a doorway. I found it tremendously cinematic and visual… fluid soundscapes reaching back and back, with the simple piano, beautiful violin, and other textures of rhythm. I felt it should be a sound track for a film. In other hands the opening incantation might have sounded contrived but, your voice is perfect for this. You sit in a place of the deep feminine and speak from there, so it really does call you in, and there is a gravity to it.  Of course, I resonated with your singing voice also, which is rich and beautiful with such a depth of tone. I appreciated that you didn’t do anything complex, but allowed the voice to sit in true presence within the music. It was the voice of a Queen, full of power and majesty and commanding beauty. This album really was what I would call a journey. I was carried to ‘that place’, which for each of us may be different…but I was ‘there’.”
Aeone – Award-winning Singer, Composer

“Your album really takes the listener on a journey. It’s very cinematic and layered. What you do with your voice is unique. You create a world and then inhabit it with your stories, and your personality. It’s very inspiring, and so imaginative. My kind of music (Country/Roots) is all about the stories, whereas other genres like Pop, New Age, etc. clearly are not. They represent a moment in time, or a mood, or a simple idea. So much New Age is just occupying a ‘mood’, whereas you go so much farther. You have essentially transcended the idea that New Age should be that frozen moment in time, or a mood, and gone headlong into ‘story’. Story-telling is the most elemental of all human expression. We huddled around fire and shared our exploits, and told stories passed down from our parents to entertain and educate, upwards of 5 million years ago. Long before the Iron Age, this has been an essential part of the human experience, and it still is. Kudos on your achievement Lia, and I wish you the best of luck in the Grammys this year!”
Grant Maloy Smith – Chart-topping Singer/Songwriter

General Public Testimonials

“Lia, what a delightful compilation of rich energy, tender moments and exhilarating highs. I was moved to tears at times, as the frequencies look me deep into a radiance of beauty.  My favourite track?….Track 6 – ‘Enchanted Crystalline Lake’. This song plays my heart in profound ways. Thank you for being such a divine channel of Grace.”
Simone Matthews

‘This music is full of colour and images. You see the Fairies emerge as you listen. They are not tiny at all, they are sylph like and ethereal. The instrumentation is sublime -a perfect complement to Lia’s beautiful sound. I thought I could pick a favourite – impossible! King Heremon’s Return is a rallying cry to a proud people coming home: the Enchanted Crystalline Lake, an invitation to the Light, to emerge and scurry across the liquid lake’s shiny surface. Tara’s Reign sends us joy and ushers in the new freedom. Whether you are listening for Spirit, or purely to enjoy some first class original composition created live in the studio – this album is a real treat.”
Joy Suffolk

“As I play ‘Song of the Sidhe’ I’m being drawn back to Ireland and am feeling totally enchanted and mesmerised by the hauntingly beautiful music I’m listening to. Thank you dear lady – this truly is a gift to the World.”
Heather Sutherland

“Lia, I’m listening to your ‘Song of the Sidhe’ and it is glorious! Your voice combined with the instrumentals is just so soothing and evocative. I feel a deep stirring within… overlapping layers of timelines/dimensions/memories all coming together now. Thank you for your generosity of Spirit and for sharing the lost ‘Song of the Sidhe’ with us all.”
Rebecca Gresham 

“Words cannot describe this album. A very subtle but potent frequency weaves a healing vibration through the listener. Blessings to you Lia, and to the Sidhe.”
Kylie O’ Hanlon 

“I have just listened to your most magick CD. It would have to be the most incredible one yet! I love the songs, the composition and the music, all so very brilliant. I really do not know how you do it, making it all come together and sounding like the Faerie folk are in the room! I truly loved it. I have yet to explore all the artwork and booklet, but that looks so beautiful as well.”
Wendy Everett

“The Sidhe must be very happy with the final outcome Lia! Such a beautiful blending of your vocals and the instruments, each of which sing in their own right, to create some mystical sounding, Celtic rhythms and melody. Soft, rich, soothing, and meditative tones take one to a relaxing space, lifting heart, mind and spirit. The artwork is fabulous too!”
M. B. S 

“Lia, tears streamed down my eyes when I read your ‘Song of the Sidhe’ update, as I felt those places in Ireland I had travelled to years back and could finally see what we were all collectively creating and my part in it. I listened to the music last night, and it is anchored. Thank you for having the faith to follow the call. We each carry the song forth now…we are with you.”
Melissa Lange 

“I love ALL of Lia Scallon’s music, and this new album is simply exquisite. I adore it! I’m playing three or four times a day at the moment. Lia’s music always transports me to a different realm.”
Walter Mason  

“I’m loving the new album!  Your voice to me, spoken or singing, is so beautifully pure that it touches my heart.  Thank you for making such wonderful art!”
Evy Mc Pherson

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