This beautiful lady is Heather Dale. I first came across her on a compilation CD called “The Secret Life of Celtic Rock”. Her song “Mordred’s Lullaby” was featured, a somewhat sinister ballad of Morgan Le Fay singing her child to sleep. It blew me away.
Several years later, I was invited to perform at SJ Tucker’s Strowler event series. One of the most exciting elements for me was sharing the stage with Heather, who was also playing at 2 of the 3 events.
We have since run into each other several times along the winding gypsy road that is touring musician life, and are becoming friends. This past summer, Winter and I performed in her home town of Toronto for the first time.
Now, in October, we are reciprocating, and bringing her to the Bay Area.
And I want you to come. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Heather will give you a night of inspiration and enchantment that only a world-class musician can bring.
As I have declared many times, my mission in life is to bring more beauty, wonder, and poetry to this world – to seek it out, court it, and then reflect it back to you via music and art. But not only my own art – I want to bring you all sorts of inspiration coming through all sorts of folks. And Heather is one of those folks.
So. For those of you who have a fondness for the Celtic-Mythic-
May I present Heather Dale and Sharon Knight, in concert October 12th in San Rafael (Marin), CA.
Yep we will both be playing for you this evening! Heather will be accompanied by Ben Deschamps, featuring guitar, cittern, fiddle, keyboard, bodhran, and probably some instruments I am not even thinking of. I will be accompanied by Winter and Caith Threefires, and our musical texture will be vocal harmonies, guitar, octave mandolin, mandola, mandolin, keyboard, and bodhran.
We’ve set the price at $15 in advance and $20 at the door. However, if a lower price helps you attend, we do have a 2-for-$20 special. What this means is that you commit to bringing a friend, and purchase in advance, and you both come for $10 each. We help you out with a lower price, you help us get folks in the door. Win-win, yes?
This will be a very special evening of magickal song, or I wouldn’t be giving it it’s very own blog post. I am proud to bring Heather’s music to our community, and I sincerely hope you’ll join us.
Here are the details:
Open Secret Bookstore-Cafe
923 C St.
San Rafael, CA, 94901
Doors 7:30 show 8pm
Tix $15 in advance, $20 at door
Special 2-for-1 ticket concession for those in need (advance purchase only)
For advance ticketing – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271129
Here are a some videos of two of my favorite Heather Dale songs, to help get you in the spirit! (NOTE: These are fan-made videos so they may not seem “professional” but it is pretty darned cool to have fans who love you this much! You can view Heather’s official videos as well as many more fan-made videos on her site http://heatherdale.com/)
First, Mordred’s Lullaby. And set to images of the gorgeous Prince Nuada – watching him move does nothing to diminish the song, nothing at all ;+). The Second is Joan, written for/about Joan of Arc.
Enjoy, and may music inspire you always!!
Oh! AND I made this spiffy poster for the event!