Welcome to Songsmith.ca: Bruce Coughlan Homepage


song· smith | ˈsȯŋ-ˌsmith
Noun: a composer of songs

Welcome! Whether you’ve known me for years or whether you’re just checking things out for the first time, I’d like to thank-you for your time and I hope you enjoy your visit!

About Bruce

My musical coming of age took place in 1972, when I was 11 years old. I bought my first electric guitar…



Deep dive into Bruce’s discography and listen to his works from various music  genres…



Concerts, Festivals, Workshops, Radio, Internet etc. View upcoming show dates and purchase tickets.



What is it about songs that allows them to have such an impact on us? Throughout history and even before…

Testimonials & Reviews

Bruce Coughlan brought a master-craftsman’s performance to our Belladrum Festival stage, with an authenticity born out of a deep love of Roots music.

– Rob Ellen, Programmer
Potting Shed Stage, Belladrum

It is the common place things that occur almost unnoticed which Coughlan brings to conscious thought that makes us appreciate the beauty that we might have otherwise missed.

– Nancy Vivolo, Victory Review

His words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere.

– Tom May, River City Folk (NPR)