Modern Celtic singer-songwriter Heather Dale shifts easily between the ancient and the modern. While her inspiration is firmly rooted in Celtic mythology and history, her musical style is anything but traditional. Her innovative songs range from Celtic folk-pop to bluesy rock... each strengthened by her rich vocals, evocative tunes and intelligent lyrics.
Her 2004 schedule includes the Dehwelans Festival (Cornwall UK) and a special invitation to join over 100 other artistic leaders at the Mythic Journeys Conference (Atlanta, GA). She is booked for a featured concert at Hugh’s Room, Toronto’s top folk venue. Heather’s research into the British King Arthur legends has led to numerous invitations from universities, historical societies and literary conferences to appear as a guest lecturer. And all this from a young Canadian artist, not yet thirty.
Heather's lifelong passion for music led her to learn a wide array of folk and classical instruments, as well as refining her vocal talents. Her first solo performance came in 1997; she now tours with a 4-piece backing band, in addition to her engaging solo shows.
As demand for her recordings continued to grow, Heather founded AmphisMusic, a thriving independent record label, in 1998. The critically acclaimed "May Queen" (2003) marks her fourth independent album release. It joins her previous recordings: "The Trial of Lancelot" (2000), "Call The Names" (2001) and "This Endris Night" (2002). Sound clips and further information are available at HeatherDale.com.
Her body of work has now spanned a decade and garnered a strong fan base across North America and Europe. Her recordings reach ever broadening audiences, and continue to carve a place for Heather Dale in the minds of Celtic music fans all over the world.
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Peder PiperDate Posted:
always strikes a refreshing newness even after multiple plays.She has a clear clean voice that lifts the songs she sings to a higher sky and brings backs dreams and legends to a contemporary experience. She reminds us in song of the greatness the human spirit can achieve. She is a deep breath of fresh air.
Member Name: garfieldpurrs
Date Posted: 22-Nov-2006
I requested a song of her's for "Song Of The Year 2006"
Member Name: MDF3530
Date Posted: 21-Nov-2006
Latest news from Heather Dale (I subscribe to her mailing list):QUOTE Hi everyone:As promised, here's one of two email updates for you -- my brand new CD "The Hidden Path" has arrived! It's a 14-song collection of live foot-stompers, rare studio recordings, and other tasty tidbits; have a listen to sound clips at www.HeatherDale.com/THP. The CD can now be securely ordered online at The Heather Dale Store. I hope you'll consider sharing my music with your loved ones this holiday season; I'm genuinely honoured that you choose to support my work. A couple of other quick things: Have an idea for a fabulous Christmas concert in Ontario? We're interested! Ben and I would be happy to come and perform at your local church, community hall, restaurant, nursing home, house concert (ie. fun private concert in your own living room, for you and 15 or more friends), or other venue. Please contact Ben at [email protected]
, with any Ontario-specific ideas! "The Legends of Arthur" songbook is in the final manufacturing stage, and should be released in a week or so.Firm plans are finally afoot to resurrect The Amphisbaena Project -- an online community of historically-inspired recording artists. We will again be distributing rare indie CDs by Conn MacNeill, Morgana bro Morganwg, and many others. We may not have Amphisbaena running in its new form in time for Christmas, but we're are actively working to make these recordings available again early in the new year. Bear with us!We've added a Sudbury date to our current northern Ontario tour: SUN Nov 26 at 7:00pm. Church Of The Epiphany (85 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON, 705-675-2279). Tickets $10, available at church office during regular business hours, or contact Patricia Park at (705) 524-0424 to reserve. Visit www.HeatherDale.com/shows for up-to-the-minute concert additions (psst... we have more Toronto dates in the works).I'm off to northern Ontario and Manitoba...Cheers,Heather. Response:
Member Name: Macfive
Date Posted: 20-Nov-2006
Did anyone recommend a song of hers for Song of the Year 2006 - Celtic Radio?
Member Name: Dogshirt
Date Posted: 20-Nov-2006
I can't stand this woman! I have not heard ONE of her songs that I have not hit the mute button on! NOT my cup of tea!
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