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Ernst Birss is a classical guitarist and guitar teacher based in Edmonton, Alberta.

He performs as a soloist and in a duo with
singer Merrill Tanner. He is available for performance in concerts, at weddings, receptions and other special occasions, and as an accompanist.


Phone: 780-482-3741

Upcoming Events

1/ I'll be playing at the Cafe Amore Bistro, 10807 106 Avenue, on four Thursdays in March. A complete schedule appears below.
There is more information on this fine restaurant at

Thursday, March 7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

2/ I'm giving a recital with singer Merrill Tanner as part of the Music Wednesdays at Noon series on March 13.
Here are full details -

Merriill Tanner, soprano, and Ernst Birss, guitar
Music Wednesdays at Noon
12:10 to 12:50 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
McDougall United Church Banquet Hall
101 Street and one block south of Jasper Avenue
(enter from Macdonald Drive)
Admission is free!

We will be performing George Frideric Handel's Spanish Cantata, songs by Ferdinando Carulli, and selections from
Francis Poulenc's La courte paille.

Presented by the McDougall Concert Association

  New! Two videos with singer Merrill Tanner recorded at a Music Wednesdays at Noon concert on February 1, 2017:

Enrique Granados, El Tra la la y el punteado

Loreena McKennitt, Never-Ending Road

Last updated in March, 2019