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SongBird North Vancouver

Event Date: 
Single day event: 11/14/2017 7:30:00 PM
Cost: $18
Where to buy tickets: At the door or see link below.

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents
Where Writers Sing and Tell
Vancouver Show #106
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Community Arts & Recreation Centre
(Corner of Davie & Pacific)

7:30 pm

Tickets $18 via or at the door
Discount at door for SAC members w/ card
Information (604) 376-3418


Colleen Eccleston
Keenan Lawlor
Chris Ronald
Shari Ulrich, host

If you’re looking for a live music experience as varied and colourful as Vancouver’s fall foliage, look no further than Songbird North: Where Writers Sing & Tell. On November 14th, in the 106th edition of Vancouver’s longest-running songwriters’ showcase, series host/producer Shari Ulrich shares the Roundhouse stage with Colleen Eccleston, Keenan Lawlor, and Chris Ronald. Audiences can expect a warm, unplugged vibe, varied and inspiring performances, great stories, and of course, superlative songwriting.

SongBird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is produced by Shari Ulrich for the Songwriters Association of Canada. The SAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation. For more information on the SAC’s mandate, activities and membership programs, please visit

Media contact: Melanie Thompson, (604) 376-3418 or



BACKGROUND: Since 1995, SongBird North (formerly Bluebird North) has been a mainstay in Vancouver for songwriters from across the continent, as a bi-monthly showcase that features four talented singer/songwriters of widely varying styles, on stage together, taking turns playing their own original songs and sharing stories with one another and the audience about their work. The series has toured nationally, and has established itself in several other Canadian cities. Vancouver remains its longest-standing host city.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS – November 14, 2017

Colleen Eccleston was born in Alberta, raised all over Canada, and now lives in her 45th house on Vancouver Island. Colleen has had a delightfully checkered career as an actress, rock singer, jingle singer, member of The Ecclestons, kids’ performer, History of Rock and Roll/Songwriting professor, and mentor… but always, most importantly, a songwriter. Having honed that craft since she was eleven years old and living in Newfoundland, she writes and sings about the human condition, with a deep reverence for the magic of language and a gorgeous voice that is equally capable of grit and grace. Her music is her catharsis. Colleen on Facebook

Keenan Lawlor

Fuelled by obsessive curiosity, Keenan Lawlor writes songs to help make sense of the world around him. Honest and clear, his songs find beauty in the broken and hope for the lost. Some of his influences include: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nick Drake, Aaron Embry and Patrick Watson. As a singer and songwriter with The River and The Road, Keenan gained a wealth of experience opening up for such acts as Sam Roberts, Shakey Graves and The Arkells. He is now excited to share his experiences with a newly-matured batch of songs. Keenan on Facebook

Chris Ronald’s “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” (The Georgia Straight) have won him many accolades including a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and a place in the finals of the Kerrville New Folk song competition. Ronald emigrated from England to Canada in 2002, and his music has been described as Canadian folk with British roots. 2017 saw Chris’ fourth album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records.

Shari Ulrich - Originally a California girl, Shari's 40-year career from Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has led to 23 albums – including collaborations with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and the bluegrass band The High Bar Gang. Her work has garnered two Juno Awards, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has been producing SongBird North for the SAC for over 20 years, both locally and nationally.

Venue:The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 2W3