Celtic Spark (Heather Dale Band)
Take Note! Music House, address given upon reservation, Barrie, ON
What can we give you, this busy season? Hmm… how about a pause to really relax. An evening with no pressure, no stress, no expectations. Just come and enjoy a beautiful concert with The Heather Dale Band, to celebrate the turning of the year. The Heather Dale Band offers a mix of sweet, ethereal, and joyful Renaissance music, mixed seamlessly with your favourite Celtic ballads. They sing in 8 different languages: Irish Gaelic, Welsh/Cymraeg, Cornish/Kernewek, French, English, Latin, German, and even the Native Canadian Huron/Wendat language. They also play a wide variety of interesting instruments, from Medieval percussion and hammered dulcimer, to the more familiar guitar and Irish flute. Come and find your own Celtic Spark this holiday season – The Heather Dale Band promises you'll leave smiling!
“Heather’s songs express something that honors tradition, but in keeping with the best of traditions they break new ground.” – WDVR-FM
“Accomplished on a myriad of instruments, at ease and connected to the crowd and genuinely full of the joy of performing. Heather and Ben clearly love what they are doing and people clearly love sharing the experience.” – CBC RadioCanadian recording artist and touring musician Heather Dale writes songs for imaginative people who aren’t afraid to dream. As a modern woman with Celtic roots, Heather is perhaps best known for her YouTube hit Mordred’s Lullaby, and has released 19 recordings, one film, and several songbooks. Heather’s Modern Celtic sound and tireless touring have earned her a broad international following. Her original music “is powerful stuff… with a depth and resonance rooted in its mythic sources” [Vancouver Sun], and is reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and Sarah McLachlan.
Heather Dale: vocals, Irish flutes & whistles, bodhran, piano
Ben Deschamps: acoustic & electric guitars, cittern, mandolin, fiddle, bass, vocals