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Beth Portman’s musical interests are influenced by her love of early film. An award-winning animator, music played a major role in the creation of her two films for the National Film Board — Cactus Swing, with country music by Alberta’s Great Western Orchestra, and Fair Phyllis, with a madrigal soundtrack featuring her lyrics.
Beth is a founding member of the world-beat, a cappella sextet Juba, touring from Yellowknife to Ontario and Harare, Zimbabwe. Beth performed in the WW2-themed Home Front Cabaret as one member of The Swingin’ Sisters Club, along with real sisters Bridget and Kate Ryan. The production toured British Columbia, the North West Territories and Alberta. Beth draws on her experience to present a personal perspective to life and love through original music and lyrics