- H e a t h e r D a l e -
MAY QUEEN !
“This new CD, released on Friday, May 2, 2003, sees Dale return to familiar ground as she sings about the age-old ideas of love, tragedy and honour, in ten original songs.
These ancient tales are told with the rhythms of today; a little jazz here, a little rock there and a healthy helping of Celtic folk. Entirely written and produced by Dale herself, May Queen is an aural storybook which weaves medieval stories and the legends of King Arthur with such instruments as piano, cello, Irish flute, electric guitar, and uillean bagpipes. "I'm fascinated by motivations,” she says. “It's not so much about Camelot and questing knights... it's about how people throughout history have dealt with loyalty, betrayal and love.” (Amphisbaena Music)”
There are a number of albums that have come my way but by far MAY QUEEN by Heather Dale stands out as one high in artistic content and style.
Heather Dale is a modern troubadour that writes, arranges, records and markets her own material.
As in the tradition of the ancient minstrels that traveled about the Emerald Isle Heather spins her tales of musical composition to send the listener on a journey, stimulating the imagination to experience the music.
“I AM” begins this CD and sets the stage
for a true listening experience. Heather’s talent and range in style shines forth through the MAY QUEEN CD.
I recommend MAY QUEEN and encourage our readers to consider seeing or booking Heather Dale for a live performance.
For a complete selection of Heather's CDs visit her web site at:
Review by: EEHealy
Published by: Capital Celtic Network
Year Written: 2003