Songbird Sessions Vancouver

Only YOU can keep live music alive! Join us at our early monthly singersongwriter residency at the Irish Heather in Vancouver. Having a hoot trying new tunes and digging up old gems, originals and covers, and finally getting together with real humans to have some laughs and a few tears. Nothing traditional about it, and all about the song. If you haven’t been yet – what are you waiting for?! We aim to create community at this legendary pub now located in Chinatown – just a 10 minute walk from the Main St/Chinatown Skytrain. We perform downstairs in their event space where the sound is fantastic, the food and drink delicious, and the show is over blissfully early. Date night done right! or a place to meet new peeps, and with special guests dropping in – anything can happen in the Scéal Eile! Join us for a pint and/or a bite, and get lost in the song… 
Some new live vids to whet yer appetite – Orbison, Springsteen, Whitney even!

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The Irish Heather presents:
Reid Jamieson & CVM
Songbird Sessions (2nd Thurs of the month)
Thu May 9, 2024
Thu June 13, 2024 (International Pigeon Day!)
The Songbird Sessions
The Irish Heather
248 E Georgia St.
Vancouver BC
6pm-8pm Downstairs at the Scéal Eile
FREE / PWYC
604-688-9779 reso @ irishheather . com
https://www.irishheather.com

Do you want to be on our Vancouver Locals list to be in the loop about Songbird Sessions with Reid Jamieson & CVM? We want you to be on the list, emails are infrequent and private!

Have a request? Wanna sing a song? Send us a note and see what happens…
songbirdsessions (at) reidjamieson (dot) com





ABOUT Reido + CVM

“Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul”- Globe & Mail

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson & CVM are a vocal powerhouse making music that matters and moves us. With an incredible voice, spirited guitar playing, and a magical way with melodies, Reid is that rare songbird whose originals are every bit as compelling as his interpretations. In years past, Reid was a regular on CBC’s Vinyl Café, has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, and performed with Mary Margaret O’Hara, members of Blue RodeoBe Good Tanyas and more. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid shines alongside his saucy wife and long-time songwriting partner Carolyn Victoria Mill, where their unique harmonies and swapping of lead vocals make for an eclectic, entertaining, and sometimes heartbreaking variety show. Together they won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and wrote their way in to the Vancouver Folk Festival by winning 1st place in their Pickin’ a Folk Star contest. Their latest all original album ‘Me Daza’ was recorded in Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy) which features the posthumous vocals of Fergus O’Farrell (Interference, Once). There is nothing traditional about the record – or this dynamic duo. Tireless promoters of voting, equality, and love, they thrive on creating intimacy, causing tears and laughter in equal measures. 2023 saw them launch an all original folk opera about Pigeons(!) and the causes of housing insecurity, premiering it at the Vancouver Fringe Fest where they took home the prestigious Social Impact Award for their first ever musical theatre piece. Following up on tributes to Leonard CohenJohn Lennon50/60s era gold, and what could be mistaken for a simple holiday record, they are currently getting ready to release the first ever tribute to Buffy Sainte-Marie. You won’t want to miss what they do next…

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FAQ

TIMING Who doesn’t love an early show?! The doors downstairs are open from 6pm to 8pm. You are welcome to start earlier in the pub, or on the lovely new patio, and then head down at 6. After 8pm you can bring your drinks and convo upstairs. This helps with managing staff schedules and allowing the band to pack up in a timely fashion.

MUSIC Live music will happen inside 6pm-8pm. At least an hours worth. Depending on when folks show up, maybe one long set in the middle, maybe 2 shorter ones with a wee break. We want to make sure folks have a chance to connect. If yer feeling chatty please sit in the back and do so in a whisper. The speakers are staggered so you will still hear fine, and not distract the listening crowd we hope to encourage.

COVER $10 all goes to the artists. Can pay cash at the door downstairs, or have it added to your bar bill (+gst). Just let your server know and they will give you a wee slip to bring to the band/door person.

FOOD & DRINK Yes you can order both downstairs. If we are short staffed, or you started in the pub, you can always grab something upstairs and bring it down. The fish and chips are magically dairy and gluten-free and delicious!

ALL AGES? Technically yes, tho this is an Irish pub so the language may get a little salty.

ACCESSIBLE? There be some concrete stairs to go down. If you need better access, please give a call or send a note and we can take you round the back laneway and unlock the service entrance. Couple of spacious all-gender washrooms available too.

SPECIAL GUESTS We will randomly have special musical guests join us from time to time.  If you are a musician would like to come and sing a tune or three, or just would like to be on the guests list (we get it!) please do send a note! songbirdsessions @ reidjamieson.com

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