Folk singer and songwriter Heather Dale and her band perform Tuesday at the Copperas Cove Public Library.

Canadian folk singer and songwriter Heather Dale and her band performed for a crowd of about 60 music lovers at the Copperas Cove Public Library on Tuesday evening.

The show was the third Texas performance of the band’s Celtic Velocipede Tour.

Born and raised in Toronto, Dale began her career by performing at Society for Creative Anachronism events. SCA stages re-creations of historical events.

As her popularity in the SCA community grew, Dale began performing at folk clubs and other live music venues in the Toronto area. In 2004, Dale and her bandmates began a busy touring schedule that led them across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other European countries.

“I have known Heather Dale from a mutual friend for quite awhile now,” said Copperas Cove Library Director Kevin Marsh. “I have been trying to get her down to Copperas Cove to perform, and tonight that finally happened.”

Tuesday’s performance featured soothing music accompanied by stories and tales.

While many listeners were Copperas Cove residents, Dale managed to draw fans from far and wide for her lone Central Texas performance.

“I drove an hour tonight just to come watch Heather Dale perform,” said Temple resident Heather Bean, 30. “I am a big folk music fan and ever since my friend introduced me to Heather Dale’s music, I have been interested in seeing her perform.

“I love how easy her songs are to listen to. They are very calm and soothing; her music is easy to like.”

Herald/Erik Papke​

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