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

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Woodrack Cafe to see our June song birds, Rob Heath and Amelia Chan. It was a fabulous show! The place was packed and we contributed a portion of our donations to Doctors Without Borders.”
Birdie on a Branch will be back in the fall for our fourth season. Mark your calendar for Sept. 19th when our featured birdie, Jessica Heinne takes to the branch.”
Featured Birdie, Rob Heath

Featured Birdie, Rob Heath

Canadian Radio Music's 2002 Songwriter of the Year and Winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival and Calgary Folk Festival Song Contests, Rob Heath has enjoyed airplay on hundreds of radio stations across six continents for the performances (by various artists) of songs he's written or cowritten. He has had publishing deals with Glen Campbell Music, Don Goodman Music and Criterion/Atlantic Music and has just recently released his sixth album titled Ticket To Everywhere.


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Opening Birdie, Amelia Chan

Opening Birdie, Amelia Chan

Amelia Chan is a young Edmonton-based singer-songwriter who uses guitar, piano, ukulele and trumpet in her acts. She is a student at Victoria School of the Arts where she had multiple opportunities to collaborate with other artists and perform on many stages playing music, singing and acting. She is a regular performer at Woodrack Cafe, participates in songwriting circles, volunteers as a costumed interpreter at Fort Edmonton, and last summer participated in a 24-day tour of South Africa and Namibia with her choir, Kokopelli.


April 11th was so much fun with Lisa Nicole Grace, Jered and Cyra. Such a great evening of music!”

Holiday Fun Singalong lyric sheets