Heather Barrett

CBC

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Latest from Heather Barrett

David Picco came back from away and can't stop writing songs

Musician David Picco decided to return to St. John's and step away from being a full-time musician. Instead, he found himself writing more songs than ever.

Musician and fisheries officer keeps loneliness at bay with music

Jared Waterman took up playing the guitar and writing songs when he moved to northern Labrador to take a job as a fisheries officer.
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Damhnait Doyle says she finally sounds like herself

Damhnait Doyle feels that her latest album, Liquor Store Flowers, is a representation of the music she loves.

'We're still in Wexford,' says Irish folklorist living in Branch

Michael Fortune and his wife, traditional Irish singer Aileen Lambert, and their three daughters are spending a month on the southwestern tip of the Avalon Peninsula to explore the similarities between their home in County Wexford, Ireland, and Branch.
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Grey hair is in vogue for women in St. John's — and I'm on the cutting edge

After 20 years of colouring my hair, I have decided to join the increasing number of women who are growing out their natural grey.
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What do Paige Penney of St. John's and Taylor Swift have in common? Their debut albums

When 14-year old Paige Penney of St. John’s decided to record Watch Out For Your Step, her first album of original songs, she decided to think big and record it in Nashville.

Roger Howse plays the 21st Century Blues

Roger Howse’s sixth album, 21st Century Blues, is his way of reaching out to fans that he doesn’t see much anymore.

Trad band Tarahan's tunes are all about the tales

The five members of Tarahan have played their blend of Newfoundland and Celtic music together for about 15 years and 600 shows.
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Performing music is what Lewisporte teen Cassidy Rich 'wants to do forever'

Cassidy Rich of Lewisporte has a lot on her mind — refining her voice as a songwriter, booking some summer gigs to promote her new album, and getting good marks on her high school exams.
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Lo Siento is feeling the creative vibe in St. John's

The road that led to the formation of Spanish language punk band Lo Siento went from Buenos Aires to Winnipeg before winding up in St. John's.
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Eastern Owl's Qama'si: A call to action

The members of Eastern Owl say their second album, Qama’si, which in the Mi’kmaq language means 'stand up,' is a call to action.  

Have a keyboard and computer? It Could Be Franky

The album "has opened up a whole other world of music to me," says Danielle Hamel, who uses Franky as a stage name for her electronic music projects.
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RPM Challenge 2019 creates 'beautiful, amazing music,' says organizer Elling Lien

Elling Lien of Unpossible NL is listening his way through a pile of brand new music made in Newfoundland and Labrador last month as part of this year's RPM Challenge.
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Dealing with loss, singer/songwriter Selina Boland goes into The Cold

Singer-songwriter Selina Boland has had a rough time dealing with the death of her mother, the musician Laverne Squires, and Boland's new album is a way for her to work through this chapter of her life.

Like a researched tome: Musician Chris LeDrew to present paper at Bob Dylan conference

Chris LeDrew is preparing to present an academic paper at the World of Bob Dylan conference from May 30 to June 2 in Tulsa, Okla.