|Modern Celtic singer-songwriter
Heather Dale creates a world of words that bridges the gap between the
ancient and the modern. Her new CD "May Queen" offers original
songs inspired by the King Arthur legends, and sees Dale return to
familiar ground as she sings about the age-old ideas of love, tragedy and
honour. The result is an ethereal, polished album in the vein of such
artists as Loreena McKennitt, The Corrs and Sarah McLachlan.
Heather's lifelong passion for music began with childhood piano lessons and poetry endeavours. Her talent led her to learn a wide array of folk and classical instruments, as well as refining her strongest instrument -- her voice. In 1993, Dale began composing songs based on historical themes. She had been an avid reader of medieval history, modern fantasy and the ancient British legends of King Arthur since childhood. Dale's first solo performance came in 1997, singing her own songs and accompanying herself on the piano. She now tours with a 4-piece backing band, in addition to her engaging solo shows.
As demand for her recordings continued to grow, Dale founded Amphisbaena (am-fizz-BAY-nah) Music in 1998. This thriving independent record label supports artists inspired by the past. "May Queen" marks the fourth album that Heather has offered to her fans to date. It joins her previous recordings: "The Trial of Lancelot" (2000), "Call The Names" (2001), and "This Endris Night" (2002). Sound clips and further info are available at www.HeatherDale.com.
Her body of work has now spanned a decade and garnered her fans from Europe, Australia, and North and South America. Her evocative recordings reach ever broader 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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