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Heather Bishop

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Origin  Canada
Name  Heather Bishop
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter
Role  Singer-songwriter
Years active  1960s-present

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Born  April 25, 1949 (age 74) Regina, Saskatchewan (1949-04-25)
Labels  Mother of Pearl Records
Albums  My Face Is A Map of My Time Here
Genres  Folk music, Children's music
Nominations  Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year, Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
Similar People  Connie Kaldor, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Cris Williamson, Susan Crowe, Ferron

Record label  Mother of Pearl Records

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Heather Bishop, (born April 25, 1949) is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter primarily known for her work in the field of children's music.


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Bishop has been active in the folk community since the late 1960s. She has appeared at dozens of folk festivals including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, London, Ontario's Home County Folk Festival, and has been a staple at numerous international children's festivals in both Canada and the United States.

In 1976 she founded Mother of Pearl Records. She recorded her first children's album, Belly Button: A Collection of Songs for Children in 1982, and has 14 albums to her credit, including a Juno nomination for her 1997 Chickee's on the Run. Bishop is also a prominent social activist, championing such causes as labour unions, environmentalism, LGBT rights, animal rights, and children's safety. She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2005, the Order of Manitoba (2001), an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Brandon University (2011), and Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Bishop has also spent many years working with street youth in the Edmonton Area.


  • Grandmother's Song, 1979
  • Celebration, 1980
  • Belly Button: A Collection of Songs for Children, 1982
  • I Love Women Who Laugh, 1982
  • A Taste of the Blues, 1987
  • Walk That Edge, 1989
  • Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, 1992
  • A Duck in New York City, 1994
  • Purple People Eater, 1994
  • Chickee's on the Run, 1997
  • Daydream Me at Home, 1997
  • Live!, 2001
  • A Tribute to Peggy Lee, 2004
  • My Face is a Map of My Time Here, 2009
  • References

    Heather Bishop Wikipedia