Back of the Bus is a band based in Central Saskatchewan and formed in 2003 that offers classic and contemporary folk/celtic music with Scottish, Irish and East Coast roots.

Back of the Bus plays at ceilidhs, private functions, festivals, pubs and banquets as well as Burns’ nights and FolkFest.  The band’s beginnings were in the back of a bus on a pipe band trip, where the late evenings were filled with songs and fun.

Jim Walls, Emma Wood, Anna Bekolay, Kathi Davis-Lepage, Kera Doherty and Paul Runalls are the musicians in the group.

The band released their third CD called, “Live at The Bassment”( 2015). It is available at shows or you can drop us a line.

Back of the Bus was tremendously excited to be part of The National Cast for Telemiracle 44 in Regina at the Connexus Arts’ Centre in Regina on March 7th to the 8th, 2020 on CTV.

 Our new release “The Trad Sessions” and “Over The Ocean” which was released in 2010 is also on all major streaming services such as Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Apple, and You Tube.

In 2021, our great friend and talented musical pal Sheila Vaadeland stepped off the bus after performing with us for over 12 years. We cherished and appreciated her amazing talents for which we will be forever grateful.

Emma Wood a great talent joined the band at the end of 2021! And Kera Doherty another great talent  joined the band in 2023! 

Take a look around and thanks for visiting. Come back soon.

For booking information, please contact Jim at