Raised in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Heather was brought up surrounded by music. The fiddle, guitar, bagpipes and piano soon became her constant companions, and early on she developed her beautiful, soulful voice.
Heather knew well the power of music to reach people, which led her to become an accredited music therapist. She studied at St. FX University and Acadia University, then apprenticed in Calgary, Alberta.
While out west, she further developed her playing, trading tunes and techniques with some of the best players, and delving into the challenging world of Scottish Country Dance, where she excelled as a fiddler.
Since returning to Pictou County in 2015, Heather has established herself as a valued member of the community, practising music therapy, teaching fiddle privately, and performing around the province as a solo act, as an accompanist, and with her own group, Trad Trio.
Heather's latest project is a collaboration with J.P. Cormier, resulting in her first full-length album, Never Land. It features an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary tunes, original songs, and new arrangements of choice covers. The project was released July 12, 2018, with a concert to a packed house at the deCoste Centre in Pictou, NS.