Traditional Irish Music
Scottish Singer/songwriter Heather Innes released her latest album “Here Comes the Day” in late 2017. The album recorded in Scotland and produced by Stuart Duncan, Kate Kramer & Heather Innes features songs by Ben Sands, Martin Donnelly, Kieran Goss and Kimmie Rhodes – some traditional material and songs from Heather herself.
Today we are launching the album on Tradconnect and making it available to Irish Radio Broadcasters through our Digital Download Centre.
Musically Phil Hare contributes guitar Stuart Duncan plays keyboards, bass, vocal harmony, Gillian Duncan and Jacynth Hamill provide vocal harmony while Pauline Vallance: harp, flute, vocal harmony, Derek Richardson on bouzouki, mandolin, pipes, guitar, Brian Hughes: guitar and Kate Kramer: violin, electric fiddle all contribute with Heather Innes: on lead vocals, and bodhrán.
Our sample track from the album is 'Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore'.
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 unaccompanied 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. She will return to Ireland to live in 2018 and will be based in Rosstrevor Co.Down.
Heather Innes’ forte is unaccompanied song and she sings with great feeling and delicacy in her fine clear voice. Heather as well as her solo career sings and records with Caim and has done so since 1998. She also tours regularly with Ciaran Dorris for Music in Hospitals concerts in Scotland, England and Guernsey. She has recorded ten CDs with Caim to as well as four solo albums –'All’s Fair in Love and War' (1989), 'A Song’s for Singing' (1991), Coaineadh Songs from the Heart (Fellside Records 1994) and 'Here Comes The Day' (2017).
Here Comes the Day was Inspired by Ben Sand’s song “Here Comes the Day” on his album “Troubadour”. “I decided it was time after 18 years of recording Caim albums for me to record a solo CD – the first one since 1994”.
Here Comes the Day is available from the online store at www.heatherinnes.com and all online and specialist folk music sources.
The album is available as a download to Irish radio broadcasters that are part of our Download Centre here on Tradconnect. Contact us for details.
Heather Innes: Vocals, bodhrán
Phil Hare: Guitar on tracks 3, 7 & 11.
Stuart Duncan: Keyboards, bass, vocal harmony
Gillian Duncan: Vocal harmony
Jacynth Hamill: vocal harmony
Pauline Vallance: Harp, flute, vocal harmony
Derek Richardson: Bouzouki, mandolin, pipes, guitar
Brian Hughes: guitar
Kate Kramer: violin, electric fiddle.
Produced by Stuart Duncan, Kate Kramer & Heather Innes
Photos of Heather: Andrew Warren photography & Whyler Photography.
Photo of Bitzy: Bitzy's humans Fin & Rosemary Currie.
Cover Photography (Sunrise on the Cuillin of Skye): Marcus McAdam.
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