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I went kicking and screaming to Facebook earlier this year (I visitand/or post about as often as I vacuum, which is to say with every solstice). As a result (no correlation, really) I'm guilty of slacking off on calendar updates here at my website. No excuse. And I will do better!

FYI, I have about 12 Saturday nights in a row booked, beginning July 1, entertaining at a lovely tourist event in downtown Calgary. It's a different private party every week; nice for me but it limits my summer public appearances.

Coming up in 2017

June 23

private event

Calgary Stampede Foundation
June 24

Wild Rose United Church


Come for pancakes at 9 am. Church at 11 am.  Wild Rose United is in the Crescent Heights area of Calgary at 1317-1 St. NW.
July 9 Christ Church Anglican, Calgary

In Elbow Park, 3602-8 St. SW  Calgary Fiddlers and pancakes, plus cowboy poetry. Breakfast starts about 9 am, followed by church at 10:30

July 10

Bonavista Village

Private gig, 2 pm
July 12

Revera Living in south west Calgary

Private gig, 6:30 pm
July 14 Turner Valley, Alberta Let's Stampede! Celebrate the Calgary Stampede right here in the Diamond Valley. Bring your summer visitors for a full concert of cowboy/western entertainment. You don't even have to pay to park!  $20. Location: Sheep River Library. For tickets: Call 403-933-3278 or email me, or visit eli's website.
Aug 18-19 Stony Plain, Alberta Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering. I will be performing Friday night and Saturday daytime only
Sept. 17 Bergthal Mennonite Church near Didsbury, Alberta


Booked for 2018

Jan. 18-21 Golden, CO Colorado Cowboy Gathering,
Aug. 9-11 Prescott, AZ Arizona Cowboy Gathering in Prescott



In 2016


Jan. 22-24
Golden, Colorado


Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Jan. 25-30
Elko, NV

National Cowboy Poetry Symposium

Jan 31

Reno, Nevada

Grand Sierra Resort

Feb. 26-28

Sul Ross Campus

Alpine, TX

The 30th annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering


March 4-6
Hyrum, Utah

Cache Valley Rendezvous

April 16

Calgary, Alberta

Canadian Livestock Records AgM

Friday, May 6
Red Deer Lake United Church, near Spruce Meadows on Hwy 22X, southside of Calgary

In concert with Eli Barsi

On the Edge Concert Series, always a terrific evening and we are both proud to be invited back. Come and celebrate Mother's Day with us

July 17
Red Deer Lake United Church
Stampede Church Service, pancakes and poetry
Aug. 19-21
Stony Plain, AB
Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering
Dec. 5 Turner Valley AB Hosting the Community Christmas concert at the United Church.  7 pm
Dec. 12 Amica at Aspen Woods, Calgary Calgary, 2 pm
Dec. 14 Okotoks, AB Delighted to host this outstanding community Christmas Concert, all proceeds for the local food bank. 7 pm



It was great to see you at these fine events in 2015:

Feb. 6-8
Sierra Vista, AZ

Cochise Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 21
Dallas, TX

Gene Autry Luncheon

details TBA

Feb. 21
Blue Ridge, TX

Steak Supper and Show with Eli!

Branscome Hall, Blue Ridge, TX

(903)  227-0664

Feb. 22
Weatherford, TX

Supper and Show with Eli

Feb. 27-28
Alpine, TX

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

March 7
North Battleford, SK

Western Heritage Museum

(306) 445-8033

March 13-15
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Cowboy Festival

April 10
Calgary, AB
Flying Farmers Banquet
May 9
Rimby, AB
Women of Country Music Awards Day
July 10

Turner Valley, AB

7:30 p.m. at Sheep River Library

The Canadian Cowgirls salute the Calgary Stampede

In concert with Eli Barsi.  Tickets on sale soon at Sheep River Library or email me at

July 17-19
Vilna, AB
Vilna Country Music and Poetry Weekend
July 26
Red Deer Lake United Church
Bruce Innes Benefit Concert 3 p.m.  with Ian Tyson, the Hamiltones, Brent McAthey
Aug. 7-9
Prescott, AZ
Arizona Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Aug. 21-23
Stony Plain, AB
Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering
Aug. 25
Patricia, AB
Join us at the iconic Patricia Hotel
Sept. 9

Willow Park Golf Club

Newcomers Club

Private party
Oct. 9-11
Valentine, NB
Valentine, NB Cowboy Gathering




Thanks for these gigs in 2014

Jan. 17-19

Golden, CO

Colorado Cowboy Gathering


Jan. 29-

Feb. 1

Elko, NV

National Cowboy Symposium

Feb. 7-9
Sierra Vista, AZ

Cochise Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 14-16
Ellensburg, WA

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 21-22
Alpine, TX

30th annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

March 21
Cochrane, AB
Seniors Party, hosted by MLA Ron Carey
April 10
Lethbridge, AB
Proud to be hosting the 27th annual Management Scholarship Fundraising Dinner honouring John Davis
May 3
Calgary, AB
Private party for Nurses' Reunion
May 4-6
Jasper, AB
IBAA Convention, host and performer
June 27
Crossfield, AB
Seniors Barbecue and party
July 6
Calgary, AB
Holy Nativity Stampede Church
July 13
Calgary, AB
Red Deer Lake United Stampede Church
July 18-20
Vilna, AB
Cowboy and Classic Country Festival
July 30
Saltspring Island, BC
with Cowboy Celtic, screening of I Found My Tribe
Aug. 8
Southern Alberta
date pending with Eli Barsi, check back for details
Aug. 10
Rumsey, AB
25th annual Stars Air Ambulance Ride
Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Heber City, UT

Heber City Cowboy Poetry and Buckaroo Fair

Oct. 28
Wellsville, UT

in concert with Eli Barsi

Nov. 7
Claresholm, AB

Legacy Banquet

(403) 625-3351

Nov. 15
U of C, Calgary, AB
Ted Talks
Nov. 21-23
Monterey, CA

Monterey Cowboy Festival





Some memory makers in 2013:

Jan. 17-20
Golden, Colorado

24th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 8
Calgary, AB

MDS Canada Meetings, Dalhousie Mennonite Church

Feb. 21-24
Alpine, TX

Texas Cowboy Gathering, Sul Ross University Campus in beautiful Alpine, TX

March 1, 2
Longview, AB

In concert with California's award-winning cowboy troubadour Dave Stamey. Not to be missed! 8 p.m. both nights. email or call (403) 558-2415  This will be Dave's first-ever Canadian concert - right in the heart of cowboy country.

March 8-10
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Canada's premier western entertainment event.

April 26
Calgary, AB

Private event for Teen Challenge

May 10

Red Deer Lake United Church (On Hwy 22X, just west of Spruce Meadows) In concert with Eli Barsi. Doors open at 6:30; show at 7:30

Tickets: $20. (403) 256-3181 ext. 5

May 24-26
Nordegg/Rocky Mountain House

Canadian Rockies Festival, David Thompson Resort.

May 31
Canmore, AB
In concert with The Wardens ( at St. Michael's Anglican Church. Limited seating; tickets at Harvest Moon Acoustics and Cafe Books  Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30
June 12-24``
On tour in Ireland

June 13 Clancy's Bar in Athy, 8 p.m.

June 14, Central Bar and Restaurant, Navan

June 15 private event, Trim, County Meath

June 16 Haymakers Festival, 3 p.m., Trim

June 18 Ashford Castle

June 20 Bushmills Inn, County Antrim

June 21 Irish Folklore Department, University College, Dublin

June 26
West of Turner Valley
Private event, Calgary Stampede
July 8

Bow Rivers Edge Campground

Private event for Maple Leaf RVers

July 14
Red Deer Lake United Church

Stampede Church Service  10:30 a.m.

July 15
Turner Valley, AB
Private event, high school reunion
July 16
Longview, AB
Wedding party, private event
Sept. 9
Turner Valley Golf Course
100 Years of Thunder with Bruce Innes, hosted by Millarville Ag. Society
Sept. 14
Glenbow Ranch near Cochrane
Trail Ride and Fund Raiser
Sept. 27-28
Fort St. John BC
Friday and Saturday night shows at local arts centre. Check back soon for details. Appearing with Brian Salmond and Tom Cole.
Nov. 21

I Found My Tribe film debut  7:30 p.m.

Featuring guest artist Eli Barsi and film producer Denise Calderwood

Red Deer Lake United Church

(403) 201-3417 or (403) 245-0618

Nov. 22 Second film debut at Sheep River Library, Turner Valley Sold Out
Nov. 23 Third film debut at Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod, 7:30 p.m. 1-800-540-9229;
Nov. 27
Ponka, AB

Cowgirl Christmas with Eli Barsi

Ponoka Drop-In Centre, 7 p.m.

Nov. 30

Canmore, AB

In concert with The Wardens

( at St. Michael's Church. Limited seating, tickets at Harvest Moon Acoustics and Cafe Books. Doors open at 7, show at 7:30. Our spring version of this show sold out in May.

Dec. 1
Heritage Pointe, DeWinton, AB

Bees Knees Cafe, Dinner and DD

Limited seating.  (403) 256-0618

Dec. 18
Lethbridge, AB
Breakfast Christmas party, private function







"We have had nothing but positive feedback aboaut you and your performance at our conference. We could not have asked for anything better!"

-Brenda Moon, Farm Women Conference


“Doris was the featured closing speaker at our Fall Convention and was a tremendous hit with our delegates. She played a key role in bringing our convention to a highly successful conclusion and sent everyone home with a good feeling and an appreciation for her wit and her world view.”

~Larry Goodhope, Executive Director, Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties

For bookings:

Email works best:

Mailing address:
Box 1552
Black Diamond, AB