CELTIC CAIM are Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance from Scotland and Ireland. Heather and Pauline’s voices blend beautifully and they take turns singing lead and harmony vocals.
Though they enjoy singing a capella in harmony, Pauline accompanies most of their songs on the clasarch (Celtic harp) and occasionally with her flute while Heather adds a steady bodhran beat here and there. There are also a few lively tune sets on flute and bodhran to get your toes a tapping!
Most of Pauline’s songs she has written herself and she has won awards in Scotland for her song- writing, which covers many themes from a hazardous troika ride through Siberia to the story of a mill worker at Scotland’s historical Merino Mill.
Heather writes the occasional song but mainly has an eclectic set of songs she’s collected in Ireland and Scotland and on her travels abroad.
As well as singing in the Caim trio for concerts and festivals, Pauline and Heather have given Celtic Caim concerts in England and Scotland and toured in Ontario, Canada and NSW and Queensland, Australia.
Celtic Caim are available for concerts and workshops in festivals, folk clubs, churches, care homes etc – wherever there are songs and music we’ll be there!
“Such a beautiful performance. Thanks for joining us on Wesley Impact! TV.” Wesley Mission. NSW.
“Everybody loved your music last year and I’m so looking forward to doing it again”. Melissa Frances Clinton, Kuranda Riverboat, Qld.
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 latest solo CD Here Comes The Day is now available at heatherinnes.com.
” a very impressive piece of work. Its starkness, and the reverence contained in the vocal delivery lift it on to another plane.. An honest, engaging collection..”
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.
She plays regularly at festivals, folk clubs and concerts throughout Scotland and northern England, including the Alnwick International Music Festival, Eden Festival and 6 years at the Edinburgh Fringe. This year, she will be playing at the Moira Furnace Festival for the first time.
She likes to play in a variety of venues, from Tannnahill’s Cottage in Paisley to the Great Hall at Stirling Castle. She has two solo CDs, one of original songs called Songs, Spells and Salsa Moves and one of lullabies called Golden Slumbers. Both are available online.
“Timeless, magical and unique.”
As well as performing solo, in orchestras, and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew, Tomfoolery Band and The Fusioneers.