Created and hosted by singer songwriter Beth Portman, Birdie on a Branch is an intimate monthly music night (2nd Thursday) that celebrates the human voice and features local singer songwriters and vocalists both emerging and experienced.  Come for dinner, a latte, glass of wine or a sweet treat and check out the many talented performers hopping on the branch to share their songs. Evening typically includes two sets: 20 minute opener and 45 minute feature.  Show your appreciation by leaving a donation in our painted bird houses.

The Woodrack Cafe

7603-109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Join us for our November songbirds on Nov. 8th, 7:00-8:30 featuring, Aurora Lenihan and openers, Cowboys & Idiots.”
Aurora Lenihan

Aurora Lenihan

Aurora Lenihan, is an Edmonton based singer/songwriter, who performs locally, nationally and internationally, She has released a solo album 'One Cold Foot', and is currently working on a second album, 'Sunday Girl', with her band, The Sun Dogs. A proud Canadian, she has toured as far as Australia performing, collaborating and promoting her unique sound; a toe-tapping blend of indie, folk and roots music.

 Cowboys & Idiots

Cowboys & Idiots

Cowboys & Idiots is a contemporary singer-songwriter duo, blending polished vocals and tight harmonies with a distinct musical style. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Josh Nason and guitarist Alex Sagert, this duo is inspired by artists from the '60s and '70s to create their unique, eclectic and engaging songs. They have recently released their debut single, "Alone", and are preparing to release their follow-up, "Viral".

Our featured song birds this season!

Sept. 13    Thom Golub and opener, Amelia Chan

Oct. 11      Shauna Specht and opener, Sara Sheydwasser

Nov. 8       Aurora Lenihan and opener, Cowboys & Idiots

Dec. 13      Holiday Fun Singalong with Beth & Kevin (Feed the Birds birdhouse donations go to the Food Bank)

Jan. 10       Al Dunbar & Alex Bourdreau (Everly Brothers tribute)

Feb. 14       I love Uke Love Song Singalong (Feed the Birds birdhouse donations go to Woodrack Cafe's Compassion House fundraiser)  

Mar. 14       Zat Zel  and opener, Lara Yule Singh

Apr. 11        Lisa Nicole Grace and opener, Cyra

May 9         Paul MJ

June 13      Rob Heath

Want to play at Birdie on a Branch?”

Contact Beth at this link:    Be a Birdie

May 2017 Birdie: Tim Isberg

May 2017 Birdie: Tim Isberg

February 2017 New Birdie: Jack MacDonald

February 2017 New Birdie: Jack MacDonald

November 2016 Birdie: Carrie Day

November 2016 Birdie: Carrie Day

Past featured Birdies have included: Tim Chesterton, Carrie Day, Danielle Dayton, Lisa Nicole Grace, Thom Golub, Tim Isberg, Marshall Lawrence, Marty Pawlina, Lorna Lampman, Jim & Penny Malmberg, Rebecca Lappa, Nick Samoil, Lara Yule Sing, Kevin Smith, Shauna Specht and  Benjamin Williams.

New Birdies that emerged from our nest: Levi Bowling, Amelia Chan, Jack and Julie McDonald-Cockrall, Rachel Dromarsky, Emily Klassen, Amanda Penner, Sara Sheydwasser, Samantha Wiltzen and more.

 

 

 

June 2017 Blues Bird, Marshall Lawrence

June 2017 Blues Bird, Marshall Lawrence

Holiday Fun Singalong lyric sheets