Heather Innes biography

IN a concert Heather 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, a capella or with one of her excellent backing musicians, 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, Thailand, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Canada and USA. 

Heather now lives in New Zealand and is available for solo concerts a capella. She discovered after a gig for 100 children at a primary school in Germany that she also enjoys solo sing a long concerts for young children. 

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). 

Finding my Song is available from the online store here.

“Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience” John O’Regan, freelance journalist and broadcaster