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The concept album was inspired by the ancient Celtic and Nordic mythologies about death and rebirth into the afterlife. It is called “Aes Sidhe”, which in Irish means “people of the mound” or spirits, ancestors or people who have passed over. The ancient Irish buried their dead in a mound, which symbolized the pregnant belly of the goddess, who would rebirth the dead into the otherworld. This album explores the ancient view of the dying process, the darkness in between when one awaited rebirth and then the various parts of the afterlife, called by many names and envisioned in a variety of ways, from the land of youth “Tír na nÓg” to the land of honey “Mag Mell”. There is even a tribute to Tolkien’s reimagining of Nordic and Celtic mythological afterlives, in the “Grey Havens” song. 

credits

released May 1, 2017

Joy Shannon: Celtic harp, cello, vocals
Amelia Barron: backing vocals
Jill Cassaboom: backing vocals
Sera Timms: backing vocals (song 4)
Daryl Hernandez: electric guitar
(songs 1 & 2)
Sammy Fielding: guitar, percussion,
harmonium, backing vocals

Xasthur: guitar (song 5)

Cover art by Paul Romano, www.workhardened.com
Photography by Xun Chi, www.chixun.net

Recorded at Ancient Owl Audio, Berkeley, CA
Produced by Sammy Fielding
Mastered by Mark Sheppard
All songs and lyrics written by Joy Shannon
except lyrics for “Grey Havens” adapted by J.R.R.Tolkien

© Joy Shannon 2017, All Rights Reserved.

www.joyshannonandthebeautymarks.com
Triple Goddess Records: www.triplegoddessrecords.com

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Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks Long Beach, California

Joy Shannon & the Beauty Marks are a Celtic pagan dark folk band fronted by vocalist, Celtic harpist and cellist Joy Shannon. The Beauty Marks have recorded 7 albums together: “As in the Wilderness” (2008), “The Opium Wars or Love in Lieu of Laudanum” (2009), “The Black Madonna” (2010), “Out of My Dreams and Into My Arms” (2011), "The Oracle" (2013), "Mo Anam Cara" (2015) and "Aes Sídhe" (2017) ... more

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