Shari Ulrich

Mulligan Stew Dec 19th 2020- Christmas in the Round-The Home Cooked Sessions!


Christmas in the Round began in the late ’70s in an old CBC  radio studio – How Old? It was above the lobby of the Hotel Vancouver.

Back then it was called Christmas Jam.

Through the guidance of Producer Susan Englebert, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Terry Frewer, Claire Lawrence and myself told Christmas stories and sang Christmas songs. Guests over those years included Valdy, Colleen Peterson and many more.

We lost our dear friend Susan Englebert to Cancer and we dedicate these shows to her memory. Her best guidance on the day was to hide the wine between songs.)

The whole idea disappeared with losing Susan and getting on with our lives and careers.

When Don Shafer created Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver Shari and I started talking about bringing back the concept as  Christmas in the Round.  Here we are at Year 4.  Guests have included  Barney Bentall, Bill Henderson, Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Craig Northey, Shawn Verreault, and more.

This year we gathered on Side Door Access to raise funds for Food Banks in Toronto, Salt Spring island, and Potluck Café Society – East End of Vancouver.

The music and stories you hear came from that Web Broadcast. We thank  Shari Ulrich Mark Busse and  all involved.

Plus  Duke Paetz at CKUA for the huge assist and Corey Wood for online creative and hand-holding.



This years Guests and their songs




Sending out a message to you –


(co-write with Murray)

From Murray’s  Gilliver’s Taxi.  1996    Produced by Barney

Song also appears on BTU – Bentall-Taylor-Ulrich album Tightrope Walk (2016)

No Good time to go

Barney’s Band  – THE CARIBOO EXPRESS – traditionally have toured this time of year raising funds for Foodbanks wherever you played.

Over 15 Years Barney and the ever-changing artists have raised over $1 Million Dollars








BILL HENDERSON  on Salt Spring Island

Up above my head

There must be some way

Dusty Old Guitar


A Thompson Day

Love can’t tell time

Old Tin Star

We have all gathered here on Mulligan Stew to bring Joy to your home and awareness to and appreciation of – Alberta’s Food Banks.

They were truly challenged in 2020.

Please consider donating to your local or provincial food banks

All of the details can be found at

Merry Christmas ALL – you are not alone. We are right here with you..

Thanks to Barney. Shari. Bill and Murray – with a Duke Chaser.

Mulligan Stew December 24th 2016-Christmas in the Round!


In a land long ago and not that far away..I hosted a show called The Great Canadian Goldrush on CBC Radio. It was the 70’s and music seemed to matter a great deal. It helped that the music being made was varied, engaged and spoke to a large audience.
Once a year Producer The late Susan Englebert would gather our musical friends in a studio and sing Christmas songs in a circle.
Shari Ulrich, Bim (aka Roy Forbes), Valdy, Terry Frewer, Coleen Peterson and many more all were asked to write a song and tell of special Christmas memories.
The show came and went after 8 years and we all moved on.
Years later I’m hosting and producing Live From RailTown on Roundhouse Radio and in walks Shari o sing and play for our opening.
Over coffee we talk about how it would be great to re-create or re-imagine those Christmas sessions of the 70s. I thought that roundhouse radio was the perfect place to do that.
So, Christmas 2015 we gathered in the boardroom (because the studios were working and we were somewhat noisy) thankfully GM Don Shafer had wired the boardroom as a possible performance area and it worked beautifully.
Captured by session audio  engineer Julia Graff, Shari’s daughter.
The cast included Shari and Roy. Also Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, Craig Northey (Odds) and ShaunVerreault (Wide Mouth Mason).
Here we are another year later and keenly looking forward to doing it all again.
Craig is on the road and Shaun is watching over family.
Stepping in admirably is Bill Henderson from Chilliwack who joins Barn, Shari, Roy and Jim. It has the makings of a tradition.
Everyone tells a personal Christmas memory that they have and performs a song that strikes them true.
We also get a second song from Barney and Roy.
That second song from Mr Forbes is a Christmas rocker called mince meat tart.
He wrote it for those original shows and it survives to this day…and still rocks.
Enjoy. And happy holiday and merry Christmas
BTW you can subscribe to my new Facebook page dedicated to Mulligan Stew here: @mulliganstewmusic


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River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Chtistmas to you
Joy to the World Whitney Houston The Preachers Wife
Le Divin Enfant Dr John Jazz to the World
rebel Jesus The Wood Brothers My Favourite Gifts Playlist
Christmas Praywer Aaron Neville Christmas Gumbo
God Bless you merry, Gentlemen T Bone Burnett Acoustic Christmas
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Christmas Tears (live) Eric Clapton A very special Christmas – Washington
Merry Christmas Baby (live) Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton A very special Christmas – Washington
This is The Christmas Stew Year 21
Love is Christmas Amy Bishop Bells Coming UP – Christmas in the Round – Hour Two
Christmas must be tonight Darlene Love It’s Christmas of course
Christmas is coming The Payolas Keeping a Canadian Christmas
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Jim Byrnes – Please come home Christmas in the Round
Barney Bentall – The Holy and the Ivy Christmas in the Round
Bill Henderson – O Holy Night Christmas in the Round
Roy Forbes – Merry Christmas baby Christmas in the Round
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Shari Ulrich – The Christmas Day Song Christmas in the Round
Barney Bentall Silent Night Christmas in the Round
Bill henderson Feliz Navidad Christmas in the Round
Roy Forbes – Mince Meat Tart Merry Christmas ALL