Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sealing the Deal: Heather Dale and "The Maiden and the Selkie"

Heather Dale brings us our random tune today - a love story involving seals that can shed their skin and become human. Heather Dale is a Canadian Celtic music and songwriter who mostly performs her own compositions. Her songs are inspired by folklore and mythology, and some fantasy literature, and she draws on musical styles such as Celtic folk, folk rock, new age and world music. She is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, where she began her performing career, and where she is known as Mistress Marian of Heatherdale, and she has received the Society's highest award for achievement in the arts. She is particularly fond of Arthurian tales and legends, which has inspired many of her songs. She is also an outspoken advocate of independent Canadian musicians, and has never signed a contract with a major record label. This song, The Maiden and the Selkie, can be found on her 2010 album The Green Knight.