Heather Dale | The Trial of Lancelot

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The Trial of Lancelot

by Heather Dale

An album of Modern Celtic songs inspired by the ancient King Arthur legends. Rich vocals, evocative music, intelligent lyrics.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lily Maid
3:42 $0.99
2. The Trial of Lancelot
6:20 $0.99
3. Miles to Go
3:50 $0.99
4. The Prydwen Sails Again
3:14 $0.99
5. Mordred's Lullaby
3:15 $0.99
6. Hawthorn Tree
5:25 $0.99
7. Culhwch and Olwen
5:00 $0.99
8. Tarnished Silver
3:51 $0.99
9. Measure of a Man
4:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
Heather Dale cheerfully disregards the stereotypical limits for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Tapping into the continuing evolution of Celtic peoples worldwide, this Canadian recording artist offers a new type of Celtic music for the 21st century: a playful, passionate blend of tradition and innovation. "Her music is powerful stuff, reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and Sarah McLachlan but with a depth and resonance rooted in its mythic sources." (Vancouver Sun)

With her CD 'The Trial of Lancelot', Heather has crafted a journey into the King Arthur story that draws these legends forward into the present day. Some songs take the form of traditional ballads, while others explore the emotions of Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere and King Arthur from a first-person perspective. The album features Heather's evocative lyrics and melodies, supported by such diverse instruments as cello, tin whistle, electric guitar, piano and didgeridoo. With lush orchestration and Celtic-inspired vocals, this Modern Celtic recording bridges the gap between the traditional and the new.

Heather Dale tours full-time (100+ concerts per year) across North America and Europe. Recordings by Heather Dale include: The Gabriel Hounds (2008), The Hidden Path: Live & Rarities (2006), The Road to Santiago (2005), May Queen (2003), This Endris Night (2002), Call The Names (2001), and The Trial of Lancelot (2000).



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Hauntingly Beautiful
I heard Mordred's Lullaby as a song on a You Tube clip someone had made and it took me a long time to hunt down who it was singing it, I didn't even know the title, just a couple of lines of the lyric. From that one song I knew I had to buy the CD and CD Baby was the only place I could find that would ship to Australia.
The lyrics are just beautiful, and Arthurian legends are one of my favourites. The melodies are just wonderful. I've listened to noting but this CD since I got it.

Kirk Webber

I can see Camelot!
Heather's haunting voice and the passion she puts into her music comes thru clearly in this wonderful tribute to the legend of King Arthur and the love between Lancelot, Arthur, and Guinevere. A wonderful album, I'm so glad Marc Gunn and his Irish and Celtic Music Podcast introduced me to her and her music.


A lovely, evocative take on an old favorite
I first discovered Heather Dale through the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast by Mark Gunn - he featured Mordred's Lullaby. Wow!! I bought the CD the next day and wasn't a bit disappointed. The Music is lovely, the points of view diverse, the lyrics absolutly beautiful and heartwrenching. My absolute favorite from this CD was The Measure of a Man - the music, the lyrics, the crackle of fire in the background and Heather's lovely voice all combined into an unforgettable ballad!! Please keep writing and singing Heather!!

Rebekkah Rox

Er, the best...EVER!!!!!! hehe
On my computer it keeps cutting off the ends of the songs but it's fine because I already know and cherrish them very much. I absolutely LOVE Mordred's Lullaby because it has a heart warming yet violent and mysterious theme to it which I really do like when it comes to music. Then and then again, I love all of her songs. But really, can you blame me? ~~~~~~~~~You Dunno Me~~~~~~~~~


Inspiring and beautiful
Heather has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. I wish I could describe in detail what makes this cd so great, but I am afraid my English vocabulary is not good enough for that. Besides, no one would have the patience to read through it all… So I am just going to say this: Buy it! You will not be disappointed.


This is an excellent CD and one of my current favorites. If you enjoy Celtic music, definitely check this one out.


I find this music refreshing to the ear and has amazing tastes. It places me in a time and place where knights fair for maiden's hands and castles are laced with ivy. It matches my poetry that I write and I adore it. AMAZING!!


Keep writing these.
You know, you have supplied the treasure and I have found through the journey I am on in purity and honor I give to thee oh great story writer you be of old.


This is one of my favourite CDs. Heather's vocals are amazing and the lyrics are great.

Jason Bone

Love it!
Heard a track on Marc Gunn's podcast. Absolutely had to buy it. I was hypnotized by the way she weaves Arthurian Legend into song.
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