Car Dia is pleased to announce that Celestial Stones is now available on CD Baby as a digital download please click here if you want to buy the album or selected tracks.
I am pleased to announce my CD Celestial Stones is now available to buy. It is only £8 plus £1.50 postage for UK.
It is £8 + £4.75 postage to World Zone One including America, and £8 plus £3.80 postage to Europe. Pay on Paypal as a friend to
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From an early age, singing and creating has been built into my DNA, At the age of eleven I was head of Dhekelia cathedral choir. I later went on to sing operetta and folk music.
the rock musical "Yours Truly Jack" and was lead actress in the same show, which was performed in art centres and theatres.
My fellow actress and play write Lesley Albiston gifted me her musical "Seats in all Parts" (a great 1940's pastiche) which I directed and produced in Salisbury Art Centre.
Having created several bands including Morgana a jazz blues band which came and went like the wind. I sang for years as the lead jazz singer in Get Wise with the lovely Ron Jull a talented saxophonist and in Hot Ice, a techno band with Graham Jull his son. At the same time I was a mother and a nurse, a market stall holder, an actress in the role of a policewoman in "The Bill" and also working in Casualty, another television series. I also performed in costume dramas as a character actress! Whew, happy days!
In 1993 an idea for a Pagan musical of Gods, Goddesses standing stones and mortals formed in my head. At this time, I was directing and producing plays.
The original concept started in the heavens with a comet falling to earth on the Orkney Isles. On the back of the comet, a God rode to earth and fell in love with a mortal.
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The story took me to Carnac in France, Malta and Ireland and I should have gone to Germany, Italy and several other sacred sites. A couple of years later I started to write the musical and created the characters and the dialogue, researching standing stones and myths on Orkney, The Isles of Lewis, The Isle of Anglesey and many more places. I was hoping to persuade someone to put it on at Glastonbury festival and tour it afterwards. After several setbacks Paul Gulliver suggested I just recorded an album of the songs.
As I was all set to go fate stepped in my beautiful thatched cottage burnt to the ground in 2008.
In 2010 Cerri kindly made me a God and Goddess for my new house and Damh and Cerri delivered it to me. Damh asked me about my musical past and asked why I wasn't creating, and this had a profound affect on me, so I started my journey again and in 2011 travelled to Slaine in Ireland to see my dear friends Oak and Heather and they took me to Newgrange and Loughcrew. "BANG" It started the madness of a song in my head, day and night. My next stop was Callanish, then on to other sites.
The writing and developing of the songs is a story in itself. Visiting the sites and honouring them with my songs, was my path over the next six years.
As travelled on pilgrimage to the many stone circles and ancient trees, it occurred to me that I had walked in my ancestors shoes. Seeing the crowds at Stonehenge on Summer Solstice celebrating, and the solitary pilgrims who are drawn to faraway circles. We can be assured they will never stand alone as we walk on a new but strangely old path.