Sing for No Reason

Sing for No Reason tells the story of the year-long birthing of a remarkable song - an adventurous ride where storytelling and original songs become inseparable, and audiences provide the soundtrack - ravens' calls, drum beats and singing for the heck of it! Essentially, Susan says, it's a journey of discovery. "Creating Sing for No Reason has totally clarified why I perform. It's the greatest thrill to help an audience find it's groove!"

Susan Ellenton is an award-winning songwriter with roots in Canadiana and the participatory songs of summer camps.

Susan began performing in the early 1980's - she's toured from Alaska to Newfoundland, shared the stage with Joan Baez, and written musicals that toured Japan and the Smithsonian. Her songs have been covered by Cindy Kallet, Terri Tibbet, Victoria's Getting Higher Choir, Vancouver's Jubilate Vocal Ensemble, Nashville's Carol Ponder and many others. Susan's 'Yukon Women' song is a northern under-the-radar classic; her secular spiritual 'Shine On' is sung by choirs all over the world. 

Susan's first gig: 
Pay Dirt, Yukon Rendezvous 1980

Susan's first gig: Pay Dirt, Yukon Rendezvous 1980

Gleeclub, Susan Ellenton and Carolyn Knight toured Canadian folk festivals
in the mid-1980's.

Gleeclub, Susan Ellenton and Carolyn Knight toured Canadian folk festivals in the mid-1980's.

Painting the Path: 
Patrice Haan, Susan Ellenton and Robert Anderson. These three have played together since the early 90's. Seen here on a break during recording session for Robert's latest album, in 2016.

Painting the Path: Patrice Haan, Susan Ellenton and Robert Anderson. These three have played together since the early 90's. Seen here on a break during recording session for Robert's latest album, in 2016.