For over ten years she wrote and recorded original compositions for various professional projects. With her debut album, The Ancestry, a Celtic and Middle Eastern tapestry woven in the dust of ancient Anatolia, the Silk Road, Scotland and Ireland, Jillian’s music takes the listener on a melodic voyage around the globe and through the pages of the centuries. From the vibrant, dark melodic rapture of “The Black Woods” to the multi-textured instrumental strains of “Manzikert” this record is a splendid accomplishment. The haunting essence of loss immerses the listener in “Bonny Was The Lady,” while songs such as “Endless Knot,” “Keltoi” and “Vanished Secrets” hint at something deeper, something more profound.
The whispers of legends and mysteries lost and awaiting discovery echo throughout the notes of these songs. Jillian’s music is fused with the essence of timeless, evocative rhythms and provocative musical movements. Born in January 1980, on a rural Illinois dairy farm, Jillian LaDage grew up surrounded by the very same prairies her Scots/Irish ancestors settled when they immigrated to America nearly two centuries before. Immersed in music at an early age, Jillian quickly discovered her life’s calling. “I am uncertain whether I fell in love with music or if music fell in love with me.
Being a dreamer, I began writing songs as a child and envisioning myself performing. I followed the paths available to me at the time and sang in local congregations and at celebrations. Pouring over books, I became enthralled with the music and the deep, wondrous legacy of the Celts during the Riverdance and Braveheart days of the mid 1990's. Drawn in by the rhythms and sounds, I became fascinated with uncovering the past and bridging the chasm to the present.” Beyond the music, Jillian is a Celticist, Historian, Mythologist and Musicologist and has developed an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
From cooking, world religions and history to travel, nutrition, exotic foods and gardening, Jillian explores each topic with the same passion she puts into each and every performance. In 2007, Jillian founded Tarith Cote, a private, one artist World- Celtic music-focused record label. With a singular goal of bringing Celtic music to as wide of an audience as possible, she is the driving force and vision behind Tarith Cote’s continued success. Tarith Cote has European distribution via the French folk and world beat label, Prikosnovenie ~ http://www.prikosnovenie.com/. “To pass beyond, exchanging ordinary for gold.
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