Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance
Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clasarch, flute) first played together for an impromptu song on Ciaran Dorris’ live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio December 2013. They enjoyed working together and decided to continue if the occasion arose. It has a number of times and as well as singing in the Caim trio for concerts and festivals in the last few years, Pauline and Heather have also given Caim duo concerts in England and Scotland and are looking forward to tours in Ontario, Canada, Wisconsin USA and Australia in 2017.
Heather Innes Heather has sung at folk clubs, festivals and concerts in the UK, Germany, Denmark, USA, Canada, Thailand and Australia, solo a capella and with various musicians for nearly 30 years and is a regular visitor to the recording studio. She sings and records with Caim and has done so since 1998. As well as singing on albums with other bands and duos, Heather has recorded nine CDs with Caim and three solo albums. Her new solo CD “Here Comes The Day” is due for release later in 2017.
Heather also tours regularly for Music in Hospitals concerts in Scotland, England, Guernsey and Northern Ireland.
Pauline has played flute for many years, in orchestras and in folk sessions. She was introduced to the clarsach in 2007 which inspired her to start writing songs.
In 2009, she was a prizewinner at the Glasgow Songwright Festival and she has played a number of folk festivals and clubs in Scotland and northern England. She also plays regularly at writers' events, including the Unesco City of Music Day in Glasgow. Pauline loves the challenge of playing a variety of venues. Her Edinburgh Fringe concert “Travels with my clasarch” resulted in a gig at Glasgow Airport International Departures Lounge!
In 2011, Pauline recorded her first CD of her own songs and she has also recorded a CD of Scottish Lullabies (thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland), called 'Golden Slumbers'.
As well as performing solo, in orchestras, and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew, Tomfoolery band and The Fusioneers.
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Special guests will be the Sydney Harp Ensemble.
"Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile. If Jonathan Richman was a Scotswoman who played a clarsach, this is how he'd sound" - Tom Clelland, Clydesdale Folk Club
“Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience” - John O’Regan, freelance journalist and broadcaster, Ireland.