Press release

Heather Dale will be performing at Cornell Farms in Devlin next Tuesday (Aug. 12).
Offering a new type of Celtic music for the 21st century, Dale combines a blend of tradition and innovation.
She performs with fellow multi-instrumentalist Ben Deschamps. While she grew up in Toronto, he grew up working on a dairy farm in the Ottawa Valley.
They now tour together full-time, performing 100+ concerts per year across North American and Europe.
The Stortfolk Folk Club in the United Kingdom has this to say about the pair:
“Quite apart from being brilliant musicians/songwriters, Heather and Ben are . . . a joy to listen to and a pleasure to remember. . . . One of the most fun-loving and innovative acts we’ve seen for years.”
A Heather Dale concert features more than a dozen instruments (including double bass, Irish flute, bodhran drum, and mountain dulcimer), along with her rich and evocative voice.
According to the Toronto Star, “Heather Dale soars . . . an unabashed and uninhibited romantic who has found her voice and her musical wings.”
The Vancouver Sun compares her performances to that of Loreena McKennitt and Sarah McLachlan.
The two musicians also are seasoned travellers, and chat about their often-bizarre road stories between their songs: chasing bears into a Wal-Mart, flying on a hot-pink airplane to a concert in Hungary, and dodging spray-painted sheep on a Welsh highway.
This concert definitely will be a lively Celtic evening for the modern age.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with an opening act of local string musicians called “Ricochet.”
Tickets, which cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door, are available from Greensides, Fort Frances General Supply, and Cornell Farms (486-3477).

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