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Rainstriker

by Eleni Violaris

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1.
Believe in Magic Words by Andonis Violaris & Eleni Violaris Music by Adam Violaris On the wind ancient voices and spirits sail Every mark on this earth tells a tale Every man, every woman and every boy and girl Fall in love to a song Every soul that sets out from a distant shore Has a dream to return home once more Every day that goes by without ever asking why You believe in your dreams Close your eyes and believe in magic As I hold your hand and I kiss your brow Close your eyes and believe in magic And your heart tonight Every path that we walk we have walked before Every step that we take is a mile Every treasure we find as we search along the way Has been buried by us It’s our destiny then to find love again Where we failed once before now we’ll win Where we cried and let pain be the tale we left behind This time ‘round we’ll be kind Close your eyes and believe in magic As I hold your hand and I kiss your brow Close your eyes and believe in magic And your heart tonight Close your eyes and believe in magic As I hold your hand and I kiss your brow Close your eyes and believe in magic And your heart tonight Close your eyes and believe in magic As I hold your hand and I kiss your brow Close your eyes and believe the magic In your heart tonight Close your eyes, believe in magic Close your eyes, believe in magic Close your eyes, believe in magic Close your eyes, close your eyes Close your eyes, believe in magic Believe in magic
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04:18
Rainstriker Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris (In English & Anglo-Saxon) (Spoken) Verbeia, goddess of living water, strike me with your cleansing tears this night. Ahh! Weorof gwerfan, wera beio! First rain comes down Refreshes the ground Sacred your tears Quelling my fears Flow sweet water Pour all around Wet the lichen And moist the mound Renew the forest green Living rain Wera beio First rain comes in Soaking my skin Sacred your tears Quelling my fears Touch me softly Light like rain Flow water Swell all around Springs eternal Revels the sound (Spoken) Renew the fertile green my love Mid ealle lufian bearn habban Come with me Come with me to the river Come with me Feel the love I feel tonight Feel the rain that strikes tonight (Spoken) Ah! Besle an on! Rise higher than the clouds Ride on the rainbow to new life (Spoken) Bearn habban! Rise higher than the clouds Ride on the rainbow to new love
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06:22
The Linden Words by Andonis Violaris & Eleni Violaris Music by Adam Violaris & Eleni Violaris (In English & Anglo-Saxon) We es seaxo ffordd on long nedai Heomi quis ten el ech leydon Gean wyred be on wesan Aefestful mynd elnian niban Evening shadows swirl around in my mind A jealous rage that wounds my heart No other boy could take your place No other love could be the same Heowin thera lluymed lindan Thera mejan hu millen sherpan Cruel words hurt me Cut my heart like a knife Green eyes guiled me Like the linden’s lime Stars fall strangely from the sky tonight In burning flames they hit the ground The linden tree that bears the fruit The bitter taste of love’s denial Just like a thief you came tonight And then in silence stole my heart You took my treasures and you ran Just ran, ran to her Heowin thera lluymed lindan Thera mejan hu millen sherpan Cruel words hurt me Cut my heart like a knife Green eyes guiled me Like the linden’s lime Don’t lie no more Just close the door You hurt me, don’t hurt me Ever again, please Heowin thera lluymed lindan Thera mejan hu millen sherpan Ahh, Ahh... Ahh, Ahh, Ahh... Leyolde mon wonder eond Yiatodan maer wecan Waerolde mon wonder eond rae Lefordes lindan Ahh, Ahh... Ahh, Ahh, Ahh... (Repeat and fade)
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Ceridwen's Lament Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris (In English & Anglo-Saxon) To midre nihte By night they came... Blood royal and free We were young then Ever so young Distant cries drawing close The terror of nightmares Coming close, closer The drums were beating Saw the foe coming closer Closer, closer, closer, closer (Female chorus): Run away, run away, run away, run away Great longships of oak Took you from me Out of my arms Sailed with the tide Out to the sun You won’t return ‘Though you promised me you’d come back I still hear you calling me I can hear you still Horned beasts took my pride (Female chorus): Edhoæ forlegen brecan But not my heart Not my heart (Female chorus): By night they came Distant ghosts coming back The terror of nightmares Feel you close, closer Our hearts are beating Feel your body draw closer Stay with me, stay with me, Stay with me, stay with me (Female chorus): Closer, closer, closer, closer Wind touching my cheek Kissed by the moon Touched by the stars Warmed by the sun While you’re not here And far away, without me or love You’re not free without Danegeld But just know that I love you still Great longships of oak Took you from me Out of my arms Sailed with the tide Out to the sun You won’t return ‘Though you promised me you’d come back I still hear you calling me I can hear you still
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04:40
Wiccan Faire Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris & Eleni Violaris The faire was loud and bustling As people milled around The faire was for the Wiccan At the stones of Salisbury Down He rode his horse into the faire So handsome young and proud She knew he was a highwayman And smiled and sighed aloud He stopped to buy her garland ware His dark eyes held her stare His voice was warm and tender That day at Wiccan Faire His charm and words beguiled her His hands caressed her hair His touch was soft and tender His smile beyond compare She thanked him for his custom He thanked her for her ware He bent and kissed her trembling lips That day at Wiccan Faire He spurred his horse to ride away Her eyes welled in despair He promised to return one day Return to Wiccan Faire ‘Though years went by and age crept on The memory remained Of the horseman and the promise made To return to her one day She wondered what became of him Not knowing was her pain Her heart was broken people said And why she stayed a maid She waited for her highwayman ‘Til hammer, nail and saw Brought sounds of gallows rising high That broke her heart once more The crowd was cruel and baying Except for one who cared When he went by she called to him Remember Wiccan Faire He remembered how she smiled at him And how he’d touched her hair And how he kissed her trembling lips That day at Wiccan Faire She saw the garland on his belt He kept from long ago ‘Though withered flowers entwined the hide His love like hers did grow He kissed her eager lips again Bound hands caressed her hair The way they had those years ago That day at Wiccan Faire She walked with him and as she wept He asked her for her name He asked her to forgive his deeds And all the years of pain She held on to his body close Not wanting to let go Until they pulled her from his grasp Whilst praying for his soul He climbed to meet his destiny He thanked her for her prayer He smiled at her for one last time As he did at Wiccan Faire He smiled at her for one last time As he did at Wiccan Faire As he did at Wiccan Faire
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Ride the Wind Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris & Patricia Violaris In the day I wander by the sea Alone my love, alone my love Sands of time spread out beneath my feet And ocean winds caress my hair In the night I sit under the stars Alone my love, alone my love Equinox and starshine break the day And like the solstice steal away Hear my voice on the wind Ride the wind back to me See my face in the streams Lift me up to your lips There was love and then you went away Without me, without me Taking light to where the darkness ruled In places lost and far away (In Anglo-Saxon): Hid hælepe gebedu ræ ran Seairo leer, seairo leer Ge secan go dabiddan ræ ran On ge cigan onclypian Hear my voice on the wind Ride the wind back to me Feel my love in the hearth Lift me up to your heart Hear my voice on the wind Ride the wind back to me Feel my love in the hearth Lift me up to your heart (Repeat last stanza)
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Morwetha's Spinning Song Words by Eleni Violaris Music by Adam Violaris & Eleni Violaris (In Anglo-Saxon) Hiombay hiordon ey (repeat three times) Aserian na feerefore na-ee-ahn Aserian nial olesol Aserian na feerefore eh-feerefore Aserian na sel fereon Lan–senra fe–an wera (Landes on lon senra frean o sen wera) Lan–senra sonera (Landes on lon senra sonna spinnera) Seol de aldre (Landes on lon senra frean o sen wera) Haieledan oerain wisterendan (Pa-he-tom-ham-be pa-he-tom-ham-be-com) Haieledan nai leseo wegan (Pa-he-tom-ham-be pa-he-tom-ham-be-com) Herewisa hor don seawean hetredan Heorain waero dai (repeat once) Heiro waero dai (repeat once) Lan–senra fe–an wera (Landes on lon senra frean o sen wera) Lan–senra sonera (Landes on lon senra sonna spinnera) Seol de aldre (Landes on lon senra frean o sen wera) Haieledan oerain wisterendan (Pa-he-tom-ham-be pa-he-tom-ham-be-com) Haieledan nai leseo wegan (Pa-he-tom-ham-be pa-he-tom-ham-be-com) Herewisa hor don seawean hetredan
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Dream Spinner Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Love forged by fire Stirs deep desire Words sweet and whole Rise up and touch my soul Pray protect him from all harm Bring him safely back into my arms Dream, dream spinner, spin my dreams tonight Spin, spin my dreams Sounds from your lyre Stir strange desire Songs that console Rise up and touch my soul Please protect him from all harm Guide and bring him safely back to these arms Hear my prayer spinner, spin my dreams tonight Spin, spin my dreams Bring, bring him back Keep, keep him safe Light his way tonight Spin! Spin your light and moonbeams bright Let your web of light blaze like a beacon Hear my prayer, oh sweet goddess of the light Spin, spin my dreams tonight
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Shining Summer Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Tales lost, tales old Tales told take hold... Old as the sky, bright as the sun Maids make their gold From a deep river cold Turn, turn, turn gold! Woden, show me your might There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within And the ruler of nine, shining summer There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within Elves that are true light the way Guide and protect me Night and day Tales lost, tales old Tales told take hold... Old as the sky, bright as the sun Maids make their gold From a deep river cold Turn, turn, turn gold! Woden, show me your might There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within And the ruler of nine, shining summer There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within Elves that are true light the way Give me my desires... There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within And the ruler of nine, shining summer There’s a tale of a ring And the spell that’s within Elves that are true light the way (Repeat last stanza & fade)
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A Lover's Tale Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Here, late in my tower Soft and quiet and silent I wait Out there in the night You look at me Swim the Hellespont for me my love So far, deep and wide Swim hard, swim well Here in my tower, I shine my light I wait, patient my love Dark and alone In Neptune’s deep you must fight Swim tonight Those that doubt our hearts Try so hard to keep us apart Those that don’t know love Can never know the pain Hear the easterly winds Gently they call your name Reined by magical charms Pulling you to me Swim the Hellespont for me my love So far, deep and wide Swim hard, swim well Here in my tower, I shine my light I wait, patient my love Dark and alone In Neptune’s deep you must fight Swim, love! Swim hard, swim well Here in my tower, I shine my light I wait, patient my love Dark and alone In Neptune’s deep you must fight Swim tonight!
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Tears for a Friend Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Once in a dream When the grass was green Two children played by a stream Then winter came And you went away I still remember the words you said that day Care and remember me Please shed a tear for me Don’t let your love for me Fade with the flowers And when summer comes again I’ll be with you again Memories that never end Tears for a friend Time moves on by And my eyes still cry When I remember those days So long ago Funny how we grow Why won’t my tears run dry When did the dream end and go wrong No more tomorrow’s now No more the dream for me Just night and day for me Where did our summer go Tears for a friend No more let’s wait and see No more pretend for me All that was long ago Tears for a friend No more the dream for me Just night and day for me Where did our summer go Tears for a friend No more let’s wait and see No more pretend for me All that was long ago Tears for a friend
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Song to the Earth Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris There’s a song for everything Music is a mystery Words add to the chemistry Sagas told in every key There’s a song in everything Humming of a bumblebee Lapping of the Coral Sea Music is a mystery There are songs in our hearts to be sung There are stories in rhyme to be told Log drum and the whistle And sangpipe and the blaedhorn And sarga and the bodhran The handbell and the harp Take up all your places And join in for the dancing Sing along in harmony So heroes can live again (In English & Anglo-Saxon): Play gently now, sweet harp (Mende lae dan midsingend Gete on citera sang Gamenwudu hearpian Hearpung gantan sealmian) - (Repeat) Play softly now, beating drum (Sanger ongalanes dre Singan galan salletan) There are songs in our hearts to be sung There are stories in rhyme to be told Log drum and the whistle And sangpipe and the blaedhorn And sarga and the bodhran The handbell and the harp Lift up all your voices And join in with the singing Accompany timely So heroes can live again Look to the east with your eyes Lift your arms to the bright sky and pray Great Erce giver of life Bless this bountiful earth that you give us Log drum and the whistle And sangpipe and the blaedhorn And sarga and the bodhran The handbell and the harp Lift up all your voices And join in with my singing Accompany timely So heroes can live again (Repeat in Anglo-Saxon): Timpana hwistlere pip dre amahn timpestreha Hwistlung hrei odpe cimbagli were herpe Efenhlei odhrang myrge swinsian retorhte Samodge-iddung wer hildewulf eftboren
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Beowulf and Grendel Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Seasons come and go Grendel’s claw strikes cold No sword can break his skin Trollish; born from sin Raised to harm and kill Geat flesh is his fill As Hrothgar loses the fight Beowulf hears his plight Whilst the monster peers in Heorot Hall waits to meet its fate Silently Beowulf waits Seasons come and go Grendel’s claw strikes cold Beowulf’s hand takes good hold Never letting go Grendel pulls and wails Desperate to be free Then armless he turns and flees Beowulf’s victory Grendel runs hard in flight Finds his lair in the endless night Then he lays down and dies (In English & Anglo-Saxon): A hero, a hero, a hero of the people Sigero, guerferod, hildewulf mann gecydnes A hero, a hero, a hero of the people Sigero, guerferod, hildewulf mann gecydnes Grendel’s mother in rage Takes revenge for her dragon son Beowulf takes up his sword That’s forged by the gods Striking twice finds his destiny Hero and king he dies
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The Great Ones Words by Andonis Violaris Music by Adam Violaris Somewhere deep in time, hidden by mists Shroud-like clouds part Four Great Ones look down Cruelly they smile on our woes From great Asgard’s shores the Great Ones came Cast their boreal light into our lives Rite of flaming spear that sears the wind Mighty Thor’s great hammer rends the air Here where tall stones stand dark as the night Offer prayers to Odin’s might Feared Loki’s stare feeds our despair Do they care From Valhalla’s halls The Great Ones come Valkyries, then Twilight of the Gods Goddess of the wolves that cry at night Help us ease our sorrows and our fright Back to Asgard’s shores The Great Ones go Leaving just their tales to help our lives Sky-cloaked gods that stare With fearsome eyes Sated; laugh and leave us when they’re done Don’t leave us, stay with us (repeat) Don’t leave us, don’t leave us Stay with us now! (Repeat in Anglo-Saxon): Abiddan giernes ge bidden ci egan Abiddan giernes maestra nu Back to Asgard’s shores The Great Ones go Leaving just their tales to help our lives Sky-cloaked gods that stare With fearsome eyes Sated; laugh and leave us when they’re done Don’t leave us, stay with us (repeat twice) Don’t leave us now! Don’t leave us, stay with us (repeat) Don’t leave us, don’t leave us Stay with us now!
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about

‘Rainstriker’ is an original album inspired by fantasy, myth & legend. Sung in a striking fusion of English & Anglo-Saxon, the album fuses pop, folk, new age, classical and classical-crossover musical styles with cinematic orchestrations & arrangements, to create an eclectic and unique musical work. 'Rainstriker' evokes a mythical age centring on Celtic, Brythonic and Norse Gods and Goddesses of the earth, moon, sea, sky, rain, wind and fire. With elegant melodies and harmonies composed and arranged by Adam Violaris, the album weaves colourful sagas of marauding Vikings, great mythological heroes, immortal love stories and other tales from across the sea.

Album Testimonials & Music Industry Endorsements:

“Rainstriker is a real winner” - John Kelleher, Head of Warner Classics & Jazz.

“Lyrical, epic and elegiac” - Andy Orchard, Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Oxford.

"Rainstriker is a dazzling and inspiring debut: a rich tapestry of stories drawn from Celtic and Norse history and mythology” - Hamish McCartan, Writer & Producer.

“Rainstriker is a musical masterpiece” - Gordon Bahary, Right Touch Mastering, New York

“An incredible voice & an immense contribution to a David Dimbleby landmark BBC 1 series” - Jonty Claypole, Director/Producer ‘Seven Ages of Britain’

“Eleni’s voice in the 'Remembering Gallipoli' scene has extraordinary power & range” - Basil Comely, Executive Producer of ‘Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage’

“I think both Eleni & Adam are so talented that I wonder what they will be like in a few years time - I will probably be at their feet!” - Nicholas Dodd, orchestrator & conductor for David Arnold (‘Stargate’, ‘Independence Day’, James Bond).

“Adam is an incredibly talented young man & Eleni is obviously amazing! I was particularly impressed by that opera-like section for that sequence in Florence . . . in fact, it made it very hard for me to choose only one of the three options” - Andrea Carnevalli - BBC film editor for the David Dimbleby series, ‘Seven Ages of Britain’.

“Eleni Violaris has a unique & beautiful voice, with amazing control. Her vocals in ‘Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage’ lifted my theme to another level & it clearly had an impact on both the audience & the BBC production team. I'm looking forward to working with Eleni once more on another major BBC series, 'Seven Ages of Britain'" - Chris Nicolaides, principal composer of the BBC ‘Seven Ages of Britain’ series.

5* Star Amazon & iTunes Reviews & Fan Messages:

“Simply AMAZING! A MUST BUY this has to be the best album I have bought in years. Eleni Violaris’ voice makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and gives me goosebumps. I can see huge things to come!” - Lee Nash

“One of the most beautiful music I've ever heard! Eleni's songs are heavenly and earthy both at a time! Mystical songs with a great voice! All fifteen songs are phenomenal! They tell old stories and legends! There are also beautiful love songs! Just a special CD! Get your own!” - Poseidon 11

“Excellent album just really disappointed that it's not available on cd... quick update... Thank you to the record label, Magic Sphere, for producing this amazing album on cd format. It means a lot when you listen to the fans. Much respect and thanks” - Colin Wilson

“A memorable album... I've been looking for a decent alternative to the amazing Loreena McKennet for a long time, and not been able to find any Lady who comes anywhere near. But Eleni Violaris gets very close... lovely voice, great lyrics and wonderful music. Float away on this Lady's sound, make love, be inspired. She really does it where others fail at the first fence. Obvious Pagan influence with shades of Blackmore's Night and a bit of Nightwish thrown in. I love this album, played it over and over. More please…” - By A H.

“Just wow!! I heard Beowulf and Grendel on an internet radio station and had to buy this album. I haven't listened to the whole thing, but on this track, she is Sarah Brightman's equal, no questions asked. Greatness!” - JHarrison

"I cannot praise this artist enough. Absolutely beautiful vocals, complex melodies, and moving lyrics."

“Beautiful, haunting, inspiring. This debut album from Eleni Violaris is a must have for anyone who enjoys music with a Celtic feel and fantasy flair This music is befitting of a quest for any hero. I highly recommend it” - Steve Geerligs, iTunes CA

“Rainstriker is without any doubt the best album I have heard so far. I love this music. Will it be available as a CD too?” - Gunter Arentzen

"Hello, I just wanted to say that yours is one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. Absolutely amazing!" - Frank, USA.

“Woman, you have a more than golden voice! Gorgeous!” - Veramaria Ladicha

"Eleni, you are a breath of calming winds and breeze. I love your sound, I love your calming but powerful voice. This is quite new for me and lady, you hit me hard. Thank you so much for entering my World. I've already sent your preview tracks from 'Rainstriker' to friends of mine. They too will love this exciting new world of music." - Kurt Howarth, Canada

"You have bewitched me, I can not turn off the computer. I listen to you again and again and again. I need the CD! :)" - Ludovic, Via Facebook.

"Eleni I just found you now. I just want to say not only are you beautiful but you have a beautiful voice to go with it. I love how you sing. Love your music. I can't wait to hear more of you. Love your page." - Loreena, via Facebook

“I just listened to your song Beowulf and Grendel you have a remarkable voice. Keep it up you're going to do great things”.

“Hi! I've listened to your samples on Facebook! And was really blown away! What a beautiful kind of music! Wonderful!” - Wolfram Arer

“Incredibly beautiful, your new album, Eleni! Really all songs are gorgeous!” - Veramaria Ladicha

“With so much talent comes responsibility and you have what it takes to become a huge star. Just keep pushing forward.” - Lil’ Revelation, Via Twitter

“Do you believe in magic? You shall after being enchanted by @EleniViolaris' artistry. #music” - Earl Appleby, Via Twitter

“@EleniViolaris is one of the brightest new voices of today and is going to get even better through her career. Wishing her the best.” - Lil’ Revelation, Via Twitter

“Wow, you are amazing. Love your lyrics and your wonderful voice :) Keep up the good work :)” - Opheliya M., Via Twitter

"My goodness, you are a diamond my girl. Unreal, what an itinerary, what a fabulous childhood you must've had. You are already a superstar Eleni, you just gotta bring that Aura and brightness to Canada. We just finished a long cold winter here and we need the warmth of your beautiful voice and glorious music to warm our hearts. Just listened to the whole album, well, in preview format and love the songs - 'Dream Spinner' and 'Tears for a Friend' along with 'Believe in Magic' and 'Rainstriker'. Can't wait for the Album. My friends are so excited about this new fabulous sensation, Eleni Violaris." - Kurt, Calgary, Canada.

"You are an amazing artist, your voice and the music, and the words of your songs embed really deep into the hearts and minds of your listeners, we can close our eyes and just let the music just take over and take everyone on a wonderful journey and stay there for a while; each song would take the listener to a whole new inner experience, I really enjoyed your preview tracks, each song has wonderful artistry." - Jim, via Facebook

“Can’t wait for the cd you are a very talented singer and very beautiful you got a beautiful voice” – Johnny Davis, Campbellsville, Kentucky, USA

“Eleni it’s fantastic music - you’re an angel!” - Gerard Philippe Montoya (USA)

“Beautiful voice... haunting music... gave me chills... look forward to hearing more" - Nancy Piddington

"Eleni Violaris...Angelic voice, transcending music, unique, quality sound" - Lesa, via Facebook.

"Wonderful voice...enchanting music...ok I'm hooked!!!” - Sylvie, via Facebook

“Beautiful voice and enchanting music.” - Shane Copeland

“Your voice is totally hypnotizing me, just like a mermaid good luck, Keep the good work” - Karim Sfeir

"Thank you so much for the reply back Eleni, never thought I would get a reply, it shows the person that you are. You're compassionate and you're real. Eleni, you are going to be a huge, huge success. I know it, my friends know it. We love music. I love all music. I'm 47 yrs old, and I've seen over 300 concerts in my life. And I cannot wait to see you in person, giving us a gift of listening to your beautiful fresh new sound. We need it here in Canada. Ok, so, make sure you put Canada as a destination for a tour. I don't know what it is about this new sound you're putting out, but girl, it's intoxicating. I crave listening to it every morning as I drink my first cup of tea. Take care, and hopefully we'll see you soon at a venue. I'll see you anywhere" - Kurt Howarth.

“Hi Tony, I was on YouTube looking for a song. Found your daughter there. She has an amazing voice and charisma! Stunning!” - Maine Ahlquist

“I think it's a great album and I'm playing it to death both at home and in the car.” - Paul Watson

"Hope this isn't too forward but, I thought you should know that among my musical favorites I enjoy traditional Celtic music
going back to groups like Clannad, Enya, Lorena Mckennett and so on. I feel that you fit in right along with them, beautiful vocals and music. Thank you for sharing your talent and in essence part of your heart and soul, very beautiful. God bless." - Andrew, USA.

“Well, hello there my Angelic friend, I'm in Montreal for a much-needed visit with family and friends. I'm messaging you cause I've put the word out to everyone I know here. I left them speechless when I played your "Rainstriker: song preview album. I watched them anxiously and was ecstatic by their reaction. Eleni, you hit something when you made this album. Its different than anything that I, my family or anyone else has ever heard. They LOVE you, love your voice, they love your sound, and they love the comfort and soulfulness of this new style, new era of music you have brought into our lives. Just wanted to give you some feedback and fill your day and hopefully swell that confidence you surely have from comments from another Canadian City, You're a Hit here, I'm tickled to give you this great news. Hope you're well Sweet Eleni, take care, and get some rest, you're clearly very busy and you will be for years to come. Lol. It's a good thing. I wish you the very best of luck, you won't have time for me anymore, you'll be pulled from every angle and by everyone from every corner of the Globe, I know it. I'm gonna miss our conversations, but I know you're well on your way. Hugs from Canada. All the very best Eleni” - Kurt Howarth

"Listened to the previews of the album, will look for it next time I'm at the music section at Barnes and Noble. Great voice and music, always been a fan of New Age and Celtic styles. Will also look for additional albums as you create more." - Theodore, USA.

"I just discovered your beautiful music a few minutes ago. I would like to know, is the album/CD going to be available in the United States? I certainly hope so!!! Because I really want a copy! Do you have any previous CDs? I love the composition of your music and your beautiful voice!" - Sherri, via Facebook

“Rien n'est beau comme la voix humaine, quand elle est belle. Partage superbe!”
Translation:
“Nothing is as beautiful as the human voice, when the singer is as beautiful. Sharing superb!” - Albert Chicove

“I just listened to your song Beowulf and Grendel you have a remarkable voice. Keep it up you're going to do great things.
I've never heard of you until now but I will be listening to your music and I hope you continue to chase your dreams.”

“Eleni Violaris, beautiful singer. get her album in June, I can't say how much I love listening to my copy, every day since Xmas. Please Google her” - Paul Watson

“l’album vient de sortir! c'est superbe, les mélodies, la voix, l'orchestration, tout est beau, cela fait rêver...c'est magique!! Merci, merci!”

Translation:

“The album comes out! This is superb, the melodies, the voice, orchestration, everything is beautiful, it's been dreaming... It's magic!! Thank you, thank you!” - Cathy Sunpalace

“Je découvre cette artiste très belle tassiture et mélodies bien arrangées oui c'est très agréable à écouter bravo.”
Translation:
“I discovered this artist’s very beautiful tessitura and well-arranged melodies yes it is very pleasant to listen to bravo” – Julie Fourny

“I've never heard of you until now but I will be listening to your music and I hope you continue to chase your dreams”.

“I’ve found another amazing artist to listen to while writing. Check out @EleniViolaris”

“I followed the link on your Twitter page and have been listening to some of your songs. Really pretty and magical music!” - Justine, via Twitter

“Beautiful voice, can't wait to get the album!!!” - Tim Phillips

“Enthralling, can not wait to hear your voice, such clarity. Good luck and God bless you" - John Wilkes

“Beautiful voice” :) - SolaceMoon

“Si Sigurd...this is the music I was showing you on new year's eve.”

Tanya Roebuck: She's awesome!”

Paul Watson: “She is rather, she's worked with Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins and that's a hell of an endorsement in itself but the whole family have music running through their veins.”

Paula Morrissey: “New music for 2015 I think. They are fully funded now and you should be seeing their music for sale soon. I think they are amazing. What do you think?”

Frater Mevakesh: “I wonder if that is Elvish she speaks at the beginning of the video?”

Paula Morrissey: “Could be Anglo-Saxon”

Frater Mevakesh: “It flows with eloquence. If it is Anglo-Saxon then I'm up for learning it. My friend Paul finds Anglo Saxon really interesting.”

Cynthia Stevens: “I like this ..thank you for introducing it.”

Frater Mevakesh: “If Eleni is speaking Anglo-Saxon then the female voice delivers the language with Grace. It sounds harsh spoken in the video above.”

Paul Watson: “Yup that's definitely Anglo-Saxon, It's basically old German, so anyone with a half decent grasp of modern German will find it easier to get to grips with. Having said that many of our modern English words are easily recognisable even if some are spelled differently.”

"Found this on Facebook and was truly impressed. Great ideas and such a voice. When and where can I get the album/cd...? I think your voice has notes and tones of Kate Bush and Enya..." - Tony, via Facebook

“Beautiful work of art, Eleni - Thank you!” - Mark New

"Hello Eleni, are there any plans for shows in Germany? All the best from Bocholt"
- Jochen, Germany

“How is the CD release coming on? Is it available to buy off amazon yet?? Or where else?. can't wait.” - Pauline Stevens (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

“Love the album, particularly like how 'Believe in Magic' is the first and last track. Anglo-Saxon sounds awesome” - Michael Warsop
(Selston, UK)

“Superbe, vous m'envoutez avec ce son et paroles”
Translation:
“Superb, what you give me with these sounds and words” - Philippe Arnaud

“Am listening: Too beautiful: Bravo to you” - Renée Simono

“Eleni, it's so kind of you to take the time and reply to your fans’ comments! Thank you! You made my day and warm wishes on this Easter Sunday” - Melanie Healy

Paula Morrissey: “This looks amazing. I bet Si will love it, looks just up his street. I love how they describe this path, it shows how you can connect and it doesn't matter if your wand is a cubit, or your candles are the right colour. Real magic as your ancestors would have embraced it.”

Paul Watson: “I’ll email Eleni in the early New Year to say how blown away I am with it and ask if there's a release date yet. I can think of several people who might be interested and one or two that may well get a copy for their birthday. Best way I know of to casually promote something is to play it in the car when I'm running friends around.”

Paula Morrissey: “We've got quite a nice pagan community here in Facebook land too. People are always looking for good music.”

Paul Watson: “I’d thought of that too, it would appeal across the board.”

“Beautiful voice! Would love that talent, keeping my singing to the shower and car.” - Kerri Beth, via Twitter

“Your music is so beautiful, and I went along perfectly a scene I was writing. Have a beautiful day! - MK McClintock

“Is your new release available in all record outlets?” - Jonathan Clossick

”Just checked your website, what an amazing voice and music! :)” - Alicja Ayres

“Do you have any previous cd's? I love the composition of your music and your beautiful voice!” - Sherri Cufley

“A couple years ago, on the strength of what I'd heard on this video and my love of all things Anglo-Saxon I became a backer in the hope that enough people would do the same and I could own the finished product. Well. in my inbox this morning were the links to the finished 24-bit master, the 16-bit cd and mp3, all 3 gigabytes of them. Needless to say, I had the cd files down and burnt as soon as I could and in the hi-fi before 7 am. I am a very happy bunny, the finished item is a massive production and for anyone who likes the magical mystical mythical theme, I wholly recommend it. Unfortunately, the master has only just been sent off for duplicating so it won't be available for a tiny bit longer, and I'll get back with the release date when I know it” - Paul Watson

credits

released June 22, 2015

Lead Vocals: Eleni Violaris.

Musical Arrangements, Piano and Keyboards: Adam Violaris.

Additional Arrangements, Drum Programming, Flute and Backing Vocals: Eleni Violaris.

Additional Backing Vocals: Andonis Violaris, Patricia Violaris and Adam Violaris.

Album Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Produced by: Adam Violaris,

Eleni Violaris and Andonis Violaris.

Recorded and Mixed at: Magic Sphere Studios, London.

Mastered by: Chris Parmenidis, Unity Mastering, London.

Original Art Design, Packaging Design and Layout: Eleni Violaris.

Photography: Christian Kyriacou and Adam Violaris.

Styling and Photo Shoot Coordinator: Patricia Violaris.

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Eleni Violaris London, UK

Eleni Violaris was born in London to a family of professional musicians. Her father is of Greek heritage and her mother, Welsh. Eleni, who sings and plays the piano, flute and guitar, has been making music and taking part in professional recordings since she was five years old. ... more

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