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(on tour and in the studio)

We kick off  2019 with the great news that a performance recorded live in 2016 with Synergy Vocals  and the Sydney Symphony …

Home Fires Theme is played on the Clare Balding Radio 2 show

(13.5.17 – Updated Sheet Music Link!) This morning Clare Balding joined the many people who have contacted me, pleading live on Radio …

I made a short video showing you how to print your boarding passes onto one page without all the pesky ads so …

The Women In Radio London Event celebrating

“Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to attend our Women in Radio Day at BBC Broadcasting …

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to attend our Women in Radio Day at BBC …

The last minute scramble for breakfast was hectic. I always pity the poor breakfast staff in hotels when half an hour before …

I have just returned from China where I was lucky enough to join London Voices for some concerts of Benjamin Britten, marking …

Heather Cairncross in her costume for Outis at La Scala

Last time I wrote about the show in Buenos Aires that really shouldn’t have gone on, but amazingly did. It reminded me …

supermarket boat on the Tigre Delta in Argentina

There’s a famous phrase in theatre – the show must go on – which was beautifully illustrated for me at a recent …

The Logo for Jazz website AllAboutJazz.com

A big thank you to Bruce Lindsay at AllAboutJazz.com for his intelligently written review of At Last the CD   “When Cairncross …

Review of At Last in the Musician Magazine

Here’s a nice review in the Autumn edition of The Musician Magazine which goes out to all Musicians Union members: Class vocals …

Heather Cairncross sings a short solo at the 2012 John Wilson Orchestra's BBC Promenade The Broadway Sound

Last night I took part in The Broadway Sound with The John Wilson Orchestra, Yes it’s that time of year again – …



A Lesser spotted August Jazz gig!We are delighted to reveal the musicians who will play at this year’s Winchfield Festival. Eight nights from Saturday 7th August until Saturday 14th August. Sat 7 Aug: The Festival opens with the electrifying Tango Siempre, UK’s leading Tango Company, who will take us on a breath-taking journey into the heart of Tango Argentina. www.facebook.com/Tango.Siempre/Sun 8 Aug: Fenella Humphreys Violin and Cara Berridge, playing violin and cello, will thrill the audience with pieces from Bartok, Bach, and Ravel.Mon 9 Aug: The Galliard Ensemble, comprising flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn form one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance. Tues 10 Aug: 16-times Best UK Jazz Pianist David Newton and singer Heather Cairncross, with drums and bass will perform some mesmerizing jazz with great technical artistry. www.facebook.com/AltovoiceWed 11 Aug: Robert Plane, an eloquent and impassioned clarinetist, will join the Solem String Quartet to perform the wonderful Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major as well as the Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor. The Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its generation, presenting daring feats of virtuosity within thoughtfully curated programmes. www.facebook.com/robertplaneclarinet and www.facebook.com/solemquartet/Thurs 12 Aug: Welsh harpist @Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, will bring an exciting repertoire of music which draws on the deep harp-based musical traditions of both countries.www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchSeckouKeita/Fri 13 Aug: 12 Voices and 4 Saxophones will come together in an exciting collaboration between Corvus Consort and the Ferio Saxophone Quartet. Their programme will include a variety of classical and baroque pieces which explore the close interaction between the timbres of voices and saxophones. www.facebook.com/corvusconsort and www.facebook.com/feriosax/Sat 14 Aug: Elton John Band, a professional tribute act, will perform an exciting finale to eight nights of a fantastic music festival. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028245982648&ref=sgm

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The Swingles & The Stay at Home Choir – You’re All I Need to Get By

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In the absence of any live Prom concerts (courtesy of Covid 19), the BBC is re-running many gems from previous years. Tonight on BBC4 at 19.00 is @johnwilsonorchestra with a starry cast of soloists and the ever splendid @maidavalesingers in ‘The Broadway Sound’. Possibly the campest ever prom?Back in 2012 when this concert was recorded, I still wrote a backstage blog which may interest some of you – it seems a lifetime ago and I sincerely hope that those wonderful concerts will be back in business next year – in fact any concerts…..the prospects seems rather bleak at the moment.heathercairncross.com/the-broadway-sound-singing-in-the-john-wilson-prom-2012/

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