2020 has been an exciting year for Jessica Victoria so far. Three singles were released across February and March ‘Love Charm’, ‘Some Songs are For Crying’ and ‘Wayfaring Stranger’. These songs represent Jessica’s classical musicianship and demonstrate the classically train artist’s impressive operatic abilities. However, Jessica Victoria did not stop there with taking her fans on a musical journey. The three singles precede Jessica’s upcoming album ‘Songs of the Summer Realm’, a magical Celtic dream using literature and myths as inspiration for the lyrics and ambience.

Dr. Jessica Victoria has performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and with orchestras in the United States, Europe and South America, picking up many awards for her vocal performances along the way, but this still doesn’t reflect the sheer scale of her musical output. With ancestral links to Celtic regions around the world, Jessica’s fascination with both the music and literature from these areas permeates her music, with lyrics (both traditional texts and her own contributions) accentuating the strong female characters in Arthurian legend, and extolling the virtues of leaders of integrity who often seem so missing from the present day.

Collaborating artists on Songs of the Summer Realm include such well-known Scottish musicians as Lorne MacDougall of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Tannahill Weavers; Mary Ann Kennedy; Euan Stevenson; Wendy Weatherby and Euan Burton. Jessica recorded the album at Watercolour Music in the Scottish Highlands.

Jessica recording with fellow musicians in Scotland

While you have to wait until May 1st to listen to ‘Songs of the Summer Realm’ we recommend you check Jessica out on Spotify!

Tracklisting for ‘Songs of the Summer Realm’

1. To Find the melodies

2. Song of the Summer Realm

3. The Prophecy

4. Song of the Warrior Queen

5. The Calling of Arthur

6. Triumph Song

7. Mouth Music Medley

8. Battle of the Grail Part 1

9. Merlin’s Prayer

10. Battle of the Grail Part 2

11. Christmas at Camelot

12. A Little Bestiary

13. The Passing of Arthur

14. The Myth of Arthur

15. The Queen Remembers

16. Mouth Music Medley II

17. Shield of St. Patrick

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