Heather Mulvey plays finger-picking acoustic guitar and sings traditional Americana, Celtic, and contemporary folk songs, entertaining audiences of all ages. Heather’s programs include Americana Music Journey, Celtic Music Journey, Oldies But Goodies, Animal Songs Sing-Along, and Songs of the Season. A history of the songs is incorporated into the programs and interaction and participation is always encouraged. Heather has performed at community events, cultural and heritage commissions, festivals, schools, First Nights and libraries throughout New Jersey and New York and has been a Featured Artist at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Meeting and at the Garden State Storytellers' League "Tellabration" event. Heather has performed at venues such as the American as Apple Pie Festival, East Jersey Olde Towne Village, First Night Morris County, First Night South Orange/Maplewood, Waterloo Village, Sunrise Assisted Living communities, Chester Library, Ocean County Library, Milltown Library, Princeton Library, Watchung Library, Westfield Library, and Haverstraw Library. She also enjoys playing kirtan music with friends.
Flowers from the Mountain, released in May 2008, features Celtic and Americana songs including Red is the Rose, Shady Grove, America the Beautiful, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Fishin' Blues, Wild Mountain Thyme, Home Sweet Home, Danny Boy, He Moved Through the Fair, and Connemara Cradle Song.
Contributing musicians are Bob Harris on guitar and mandolin and Gary Oleyar on fiddle and viola. The record was produced at Ampersand Records.
WDVR's Celtic Sunday Brunch featured Flowers from the Mountain in the 2008 Retrospective of new music releases
Sing Out! Magazine
Heather Mulvey is a New Jersey artist with a sweet, lilting soprano and a genuine love for the old familiar classics… [Flowers from the Mountain] is lovely to listen to, as Heather is joined by master instrumentalist Bob Harris on guitar and mandolin and Gary Oleyar on fiddle… lovers of good old sing-along classics will enjoy this collection.
Americana Music Journey
Features familiar American traditional songs that have remained popular in American culture for generations, such as Oh Susanna, Shady Grove, Yankee Doodle, Fishin’ Blues, and This Land Is Your Land. A brief history of each song is given and interaction and participation is encouraged. American traditional music springs from the contributions and various experiences of the many peoples of our culturally diverse society and heritage – the audience experiences songs that have historical significance and are just plain fun. 45 minute program.
Celtic Music Journey
Brings the audience to Heather’s ancestral homeland through song. Features familiar songs such as Wild Mountain Thyme, Danny Boy, and The Fields of Athenry. A brief history of each song is given and interaction and participation is encouraged. This program is popular throughout the year, especially in March in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. 45 minute program.
Senior Outreach Program
One of Heather's favorite audiences is seniors. She delights in bringing her music programs to assisted living facilities, senior centers and nursing homes. Often these facilities have limited entertainment budgets, so Heather has substantially reduced her rate for these venues, so the experience and enjoyment of live music is accessible to a well-deserving generation. Americana Music Journey is the most popular program for seniors, who get to sing songs that have remained popular in American culture for generations. 45 minute program.
Animal Songs Sing-Along
Is a popular show for toddlers through 5th graders to sing songs about foxes, fish, alligators, frogs, cats, dogs, monkeys and more! Sing, clap, dance, make animal sounds and celebrate the value animals bring to our lives. 45 minute program.
Songs of the Season
Includes Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. A great time of year to celebrate through song! The audience is encouraged to sing-along. 45 minute program.
Is a selection of some of Heather’s favorite songs from traditional to contemporary folk music.
45 minute -1 ½ hour program as needed.
I want to recommend singer/guitarist Heather Mulvey. She is a wonderful performer who has been visiting our library for years. Every St. Paddy's Day week we invite her to present her "Celtic Music Journey" program. She plays acoustic guitar beautifully and sings angelically! Very nice, peaceful family program. Very sweet young lady. Our patrons adore her. Also, she came one summer to perform "Animal Songs Sing-a-long" for our kids. This was a little rowdier and a lot of fun! I plan on asking her to come to our library this winter to do holiday music. You won't be disappointed if you hire her!
Milltown Public Library
Heather Mulvey performed for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch. The audience enjoyed the program, Animal Songs Sing Along. Heather's interaction with the audience encouraged the youth to sing along and enjoy the show!
Ocean County Little Egg Harbor Library