Honed in the creative fires that only a Scots/Irish heritage can provide, singer, songwriter, harpist, pianist and record label entrepreneur Jillian LaDage is an artist firmly rooted in her muses. Equal parts Loreena McKennitt and Sarah McLachlan, Jillian has long since stepped out from anyone’s shadow to forge a singular World music voice. Having studied Celtic harp under the tutelage of renowned harpist Kim Robertson, Jillian has performed to enthusiastic crowds all over the world. She also studied modern vocal technique and was an associate teacher with Chicago’s premiere vocal coach Randy Buescher, of Your True Voice Studio. As a professional musician and vocal coach she has worked with singers on and off Broadway as well as major record label acts. For over fifteen years she has written and recorded original compositions for various professional projects.
In 2007, Jillian founded Tarith Cote, a private, one artist World- Celtic music-focused record label. The Ancestry, the label’s debut album, was released the following year. Beginning 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. Tarith Cote has European distribution via the French folk and world beat label, Prikosnovenie.
Beyond the music, Jillian is a Celticist, Historian, Mythologist, Musicologist and Access Consciousness Bars practitioner and soon to be Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator and has developed an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. From cooking, world religions and history to travel, nutrition, and exotic foods, Jillian explores each topic with the same ardor she puts into each and every performance.