Created and hosted by singer songwriter Beth Portman, Birdie on a Branch is an intimate monthly music night (2nd Thursday unless noted) 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

Our next concert is Oct. 10th and will feature two returning Birdies: Lorna Lampman and opener, Madeline West.”
Lorna Lampman

Lorna Lampman

Lorna Lampman is a singer/songwriter based out of Edmonton, Alberta. With smoldering vocals that echo heartbreak and longing, Lorna proudly wears her heart on her sleeve. With haunting lyrics and infectious keys Lorna belts out songs of love, loss and redemption. Inspired by a wide range of solo artists including but not limited to: Kate Bush, Jonathan Brooke and Joni Mitchell. Lorna Lampman puts her own personal stamp on everything she touches.

Lorna has proudly played at numerous performance venues though out the city including the Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Currently she is putting the final touches on her full length CD in anticipation for it's release later this 2019.

Lorna Lampman Music

Madeline West

Madeline West

This is Madeline West's 2nd appearance as a New Birdie at Birdie on a Branch this year. Madeline is 12 years old, a singer/songwriter and has a love for music and performing for 'big' audiences. She stated that she is "just getting stared and is ready for better and bigger things."

Madeline wrote her first song on the guitar at the age of 10. In 2018, she recorded her first CD including three original songs. With lyrics full of emotion, sung in a strong, confident voice, this young talent is a joy to experience.




Song birds for next season!

Sept. 19    Jessica Heine and opener, Abby K  (3rd Thursday this month)

Oct. 10      Lorna Lampman and opener, Madeline West


Feb. 13       Ukulele Love Song Singalong (Feed the Birds birdhouse donations go to Woodrack Cafe's Compassion House fundraiser)  

Mar. 12       TBA

Apr. 9          TBA

May 14        TBA

June 11       TBA

Want to play at Birdie on a Branch?”

Contact Beth at this link:    Be a Birdie

Holiday Fun Singalong lyric sheets