Heather Chappell | The Moon A Bullethole

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The Moon A Bullethole

by Heather Chappell

Contemplative, emotional and intimate songs that call to mind the sweetness of a familiar Celtic ballad or the hush of a sacred Sunday hymn. With the occasional "oomph" for good measure.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Silent Night
2:58 $0.99
2. Johnny-o
5:25 $0.99
3. Missing Me
3:58 $0.99
4. When Cat Sings
4:51 $0.99
5. Underground
4:19 $0.99
6. Do You Remember Rose
3:48 $0.99
7. Norma
4:02 $0.99
8. Near to You
5:03 $0.99
9. Lost and Found
3:24 $0.99
10. Monasterboice
6:00 $0.99
11. Sweet and Low
3:47 $0.99
12. Do You Remember Rose (hidden)
4:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Heather Chappell has been developing her own brand of introspective folk/roots music since her early twenties.

Between 1990 and 1994, Heather toured folk music venues and festivals alongside David (now Dawud) Wharnsby, blending traditional folk tunes with original compositions and producing two independent recordings. Between 1998 and 2004 Heather sang, stepdanced and played penny whistle with Celtic band The Woolgatherers. Their CD, An Evening’s Wages, was released in 2002.

With her trusty purple accordion (Violet) and guitarist (and husband) Vincent Peets by her side, Heather has played at pubs, cafes, weddings, house concerts, fundraisers and festivals from southern Ontario to Northern Ireland.

Her songs are lyrically deep, emotional and intimate, often calling to mind the sweetness of a familiar Celtic ballad or the hush of a sacred Sunday hymn. Many of Heather’s songs are lyrical paintings, depicting the human condition in its various stages of struggle, joy and self-reflection.

Heather's debut solo album, The Moon a Bullethole, was released in November 2007.

These songs have waited patiently to be heard. Befriend them. Take them home with you. Let them nestle on your shoulder as you go about your day. Sing them often.

On the Moon a Bullethole, Heather is joined by Vincent Peets (guitar, mandolin, mission organ, bouzouki, vocals)Gerard Sternik (drums, percussion) and Brooke Richardson (fiddle). The music for "Do You Remember Rose" was written by Dawud Wharnsby.


“Beautiful songs, songs that take you down the lonesome road, and songs that reach out arms of comfort as well.” - Collum Sands, BBC Radio Ulster

"Heather's expressive voice is ideally suited to her haunting melodies and folk rhythms. This release is sure to establish Heather Chappell as an up and coming folk singer & composer.” - Eric David, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ARTWALK

“On The Moon a Bullethole Heather breaks into the attics of our emotions, urging us to dig through the past and reflect on where we are. Perhaps her way, as an artist, of helping us learn about ourselves - so we can move forward to the future, led by the glimmers of hope which subtly and skillfully underscore her songs." - Dawud Wharnsby, Singer/Songwriter



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Craig White

What the notes above fail to mention are just how strong, memorable, and downright gorgeous the melodies of Heather's wonderful songs are. It won't take too many listens before you are singing along to the likes of Missing Me, Underground, Near To you, and maybe performing the background vocalists' descants of Norma. With all the mentions of Sunday hymns above too, one might expect that the album's opener, Silent Night, might be the ubiquitous Christmas Carol, but what we have here is an intimate, melodic gem of overlapping harmonies of nearly hypnotic strength that begs the listener to hum along to its dreamy folk riffs and ponder its longing lyrics.
If any debut album by an unknown songwriter deserves to find its audience this season, this is the one. Highly recommended.

Colleen M.

Music for the Soul
Heather Chappell's debut CD is full of mystery and wonder. The tunes linger in your head long after the last note has faded. I think that the best way to enjoy Heather's music is to brew yourself a big pot of tea and curl up in a cosy spot to savour the harmonies and read the poetic lyrics in the accompanying booklet. Listening to this CD is like listening to my heart. I would recommend this CD to anyone who values authenticity and beauty. It is simply wonderful!

Matt D.

Emotive Soul
spot-on rich harmonies, indelibly catchy hooks, underivative lyrics like "the cake in the corner is tasted by spiders". Norma, Missing Me and When Cat Sings are true gems. Support independent artists so that more inspired works like this one can find appreciative ears.

Derek S.

Just Can't Get Enough....
...of playing this CD!!!!!!!!
Beautiful, prolific, unforgettable, are just a few of the qualifiers that come to mind when reflecting on Heather's work. Give it a listen! You know you want to.

Cecilie I.

This girl is a singer at heart - you know what I mean? The kind of singer who sings the essence of a song and goes traight inside your bones and heart and whatnot. She's got a great grip on the folk-songwriting tradition too, but with a twist that makes it so much more interesting. I am very happy with this CD indeed!