Steven R. Duncan's Vancouver Events

Monday, March 09, 2009

Battle of the Bards Literary Pub Crawl

Three of Vancouver’s finest spoken word artists channel Yeats, Oscar Wilde and Robbie Burns (played by Sean McGarragle, Duncan Shields and Warren Dean Fulton respectively) duke it out to be crowned “top bard” in a four round poetry slam-style face-off, judged by members of the audience.
The crawl culminates at the Cellar, where the bards do final “battle”. Vancouver’s first poet laureate, George McWhirter, presides over the event, where the performers take artistic license and offer their own perspectives on the masters with the help of improv fiddler, Caitlan Read.

Open mic at 4:25pm

Who will be this year’s “top bard”? You be the judge!

Hosted by Maureen Sawasy.

Battle of the Bards - Sat March 14th 2009 - Schedule of Events

Round 1
2:00 Doolins Irish Pub (654 Nelson St.) Free
Round 2
2:45 Ceili's Irish Pub (670 Smithe St.) Free
Round 3
3:30 Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug (1033 Granville St.) Free
Open Mic & Finale
4:25 Cellar (1006 Granville St.) $5

For more information contact Steve Duncan at 604-788-8340 or email

Brought to you by the Edgewater Casino Celticfest Vancouver

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