IN a concert Heather sings from her heart and takes you through the gamut of emotions, from powerful ballad to gentle lullaby, with a timely sense of humour in between!
Heather’s forte is unaccompanied song and she sings with great feeling and delicacy in her fine clear voice. Her singing has been described as peaceful and calming to listen to and her solo concerts sheer relaxation after a hard day at the office!
Heather began singing professionally in 1990 after performing as the resident singer at the Sunflower Folk Club in Belfast for several years and recording her first album All’s Fair in Love and War at Spring Records, Rostrevor, Northern Ireland in 1989.
In 1990 she moved to Scotland and toured folk clubs and pubs in Scotland and Ireland in duo Donegal Folk Weave (later to become Irish gaelic band Dúlamán) and gigged solo as an a capella singer and with various backing musicians for six years in Scottish and English folk clubs and festivals.
Since then she’s toured with various bands and duos in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Canada and USA.
Her a capella harmony duo Caim specialised in Celtic Christian sung prayers for over 20 years, singing around the world in church services and concerts of all denominations as well as interfaith groups. Highlights of Caim’s journey were singing twice for the Dai Llama in Northern Ireland and singing for Karen Burmese children in refugee camps and orphanages in Thailand.
Heather now lives in New Zealand and is available for solo concerts a capella and to lead Interfaith sacred song and poetry circles at festivals.
As well as singing on albums with other bands and duos, Heather has recorded ten CDs with Caim and five solo albums – All’s Fair in Love and War (1989), A Song’s for Singing (1991), Coaineadh Songs from the Heart (Fellside Records 1994), Here Comes The Day (2017) and Finding My Song (2020).
“Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience”
John O’Regan, freelance journalist and broadcaster