Heather Bishop

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Heather Bishop
Born (1949-04-25) April 25, 1949 (age 68)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Origin Canada
Genres Folk, children's
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1960s-present
Labels Mother of Pearl Records
Website www.heatherbishop.com

Heather Bishop, CM OM (born April 25, 1949)[1] is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter primarily known for her work in the field of children's music.


Bishop has been active in the folk community since the late 1960s. 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. Bishop has been a staple at many of Canada's children's music festivals. 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.[2] 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


  1. ^ Canadian Who's Who Search. Grey House Publishing Canada. 
  2. ^ Governor General of Canada

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