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Trust Me — Shari Ulrich concert will sing praises to pandemic resilience

It's back! The Trust Me Series returns to Tir-na-nOg, Nov. 25
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On November 25, Shari Ulrich will headline the post-pandemic return of her Trust Me concert series. Ulrich, second from right, will be joined by Cindy Fairbank, Julia Graff and Kirby Barber.

There was a time I could only wistfully recall when we would pack into Tir-na-nOg Theatre for another Trust Me concert. Now, finally, we can gather again! 

Although it could seem embarrassingly self-serving to present my own music as the first of the return of the series, my inspiration was wanting to thank this remarkable community. Our kindness over the past 18 months and “showing up” to set a fine example of caring for one another by getting vaccinated made me so proud to be a part of an island that has been my home for 28 years. Bowen has been an oasis to ride out such a strange isolating time.

So… let’s have some music!

I will be joined at Tir-na-nOg Theatre on Thursday, November 25, at 7pm, by our very own beloved Cindy Fairbank on piano, primo bassist Kirby Barber (featured in the international Bass Player Magazine in September) and, if her workload as an engineer permits, my Bowen-grown daughter Julia Graff on fiddle and mandolin. Tickets are at Phoenix (with cash) or at

On Monday, December 6 the series will present a Bowen (and worldwide!) favourite – John Reischman and the Jaybirds. Those tickets are also available at Phoenix or at

As you know, you will be required to present your proof of being double vaccinated and masks are required to be worn (unless that changes soon) but we will have a short intermission for self-serve treats and a breath of fresh air outside.  Hope to see you there!