Kissed by the Moon- Special Edition- OUT TODAY!

Kissed by the Moon- Special Edition- OUT TODAY!

Happy Mother’s Day World!!

I’m so excited to share that today, Kissed by the Moon (Special Edition) is now available! I created the first edition of this album before I become a mother, dreaming of peaceful nights with my tiny little arrival! I had no idea what was in front of me! It’s been a wonderful, amazing journey but also a learning curve teaching me patience, endurance and unconditional love. Now a mother of three, I was completely inspired to write something new for all my little ones, and for them to know I had them ALL in mind when I wrote it! From classic lullabies, to some not so classic lullabies from different parts of the world and some originals as well, this is the most relaxing music I have ever recorded! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. Check it out!

Sophie Xo

 

*The original album was completed at and sponsored by OCL Studios, and the special edition track was produced by and co-written with Mike Sands.

NEW: PATREON MEMBERSHIP!

NEW: PATREON MEMBERSHIP!

Hey there! SOPHIE IS NOW ON PATREON!
A note from Sophie:
This is new for me- in the 20 years I’ve been a professional performer and music creator, and the world has changed so much! Over time, the changes since I used to sell CDs for $30 each at shows, and now all performances are cancelled! I have however, been really touched by your support and engagement on social media, and I have enjoyed performing via live stream. The times are changing! Having a membership site is something I had considered, and now I’ve finally started! I’m really excited to start my Patreon Site. Please take at a look at my page and join my Patreon community for as little as $1 per month! Whether you’re signed up for $1 or hundreds, THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting me. Check out the rewards listed on patreon.com/sophieplaysviolin and sign up!
Sophie Xo

 

Celebrating Christmas Classics Album Release with 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAYS!

Celebrating Christmas Classics Album Release with 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAYS!

You’re the best! It’s been another incredible year and I couldn’t have done it without you – my fans! From performing in Calgary at the Water Lantern Festival to filming at the Bonneville Salt Flats to capturing Unvanquished in Scotland. You’ve been with me with every journey, every song, and every step. What better way to give back than with 12 days of giveaways at Christmas?!

To show my love and gratitude of your support, #santasophie is launching an entire week of giveaways on Instagram! We’re kick starting the holiday spirit by giving away some amazing prizes to celebrate the launch of the festive season here, and the release of the new Christmas album!

Starting Wednesday, December 4th, follow me on Instagram – @sophieplaysviolin– and follow the contest instructions. We know you’re going to love the prizes we’ve got in store! From luxury accommodation at a Fairmont Hotel to a glam makeover to free music lessons for a year. We’ve got something for everyone. You can even win copies of my albums AND a performance for your special event! Check back on Instagram everyday starting December 4th for your chance to win some fabulous prizes – just in time for Christmas, celebrating the release of Christmas Classics , on December 3rd. One giveaway daily starting Wednesday, December 4th, right after my Christmas album Christmas Classics with @littleharpist is released on December 3rd!

Some of the companies that will be sending some Christmas joy to our winners:

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
VA Hill Violins
Maison Blu Makeup Artistry
Chinook School of Music
Noel Festival
Dr For Moms and more!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Christmas – and here’s to a fabulous 2020!

Sophie xo

Photo by @Kerim_photography Location: @FairmontPalliser

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.

The New Single UNVANQUISHED is OUT TODAY!

Sophie’s new single Unvanquished is out today! This pop Celtic track, a new direction in Sophie’s world music/world-beat style, celebrates Sophie’s Scottish heritage with this dramatic Celtic folk music inspired track, co-written with and produced by Rob Wells. Music Video coming soon!

Available on iTunes & all online music distributors

 

Cover photography by Ivan Otis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting Unvanquished in Scotland

Shooting Unvanquished in Scotland

You guys!!

I just had the three most magical, and challenging days here in beautiful Scotland. I should always start to expect the unexpected, because I could never have guessed how this was going to go. I had in my mind, that we were going to film an epic music video…. And I think we did thanks to Ringtail Films… But the experience was so much more!

I landed in Glasgow and went to stay with family, which was awesome. Then on day two, we started filming early in the morning. We started at some famous forest areas (some of which were used in Outlander- I know some of you on social media have asked if it was from Highlander- did you mean Outlander?) and walked down to a waterfall right down in a deep crevice between some rocks called The Devil’s Pulpit. It was amazing to hear how my violin sounded down there on a large speaker! I had planned to host a Facebook Live session down there, but alas, terrible reception! I can see why it’s called the Devil’s Pulpit- you feel like you’re right down underneath the earth in a hidden place…. Hopefully we shone some musical light down there!

In Skye, I wanted to stay right out near the farms, however… we had trouble getting there! Google maps had trouble identifying the location and right out there, the reception was terrible, and…. There were no streetlights out there and it was quite dark by the time we arrived! Anyway, we found each other and all was well. The things you don’t expect! Well, at least, the things I didn’t expect. Once daylight arrived it was just breathtaking. It could have been a scene from 100 years ago. The rolling hills with the small houses and the farms, with very majestic and magnificent coastline everywhere, were just so dreamy! Check it out this picture of one of the very cute little houses and the scenery! Bonus- a double rainbow! It had been a LONG time since I saw a full rainbow let alone a full or double rainbow. It was very pretty, very mystical.

The little white houses with the grey slate roofs were just so cute and the local farmers provided a lot of the local restaurants with fresh bread and dairy, and the landscape like a scene from an old film.

My favorite location was definitely The Fairy Glen (this is a shot from the drone! Ringtail Films totally rocked it!)

Locals tell me that the Fairy Glen was simply the result of what they call a land slip, but that there is some legend floating around that it is home to fairies and magical happenings! It was a awe inspiring location and we found it just fascinating, and beautiful to film. I would have enjoyed being on top of the peaks much more if it hadn’t been so darn cold and windy though! There was the challenge: staying warm on top of very high peaks in the very cold wind. But we did it, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

The single Unvanquished will be out October 8th, and the video clip will follow soon after.

Sophie xo