On Friday, March 13th, you are invited to hear earthy Canadian troubadour, Ian Tamblyn, in an exciting, private house concert in the Seal Bay area of Courtenay. Ian rocks the room with a truly dynamic show peppered with songs and energetic guitar playing, leaving the audience thoroughly entertained by his crazy antics and his sincere emotion.
Ian has been a musician since 1969, has released 38 original albums, and has produced dozens of other artists. In addition to many songs, he has written fifteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks.
Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic, and has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music. He was also voted English Songwriter of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Ian’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, including Lynn Miles, Susan Crowe, Hart Rouge and Valdy. In 2013 he won the Ontario Folk Award for best political song, "Take the Mountain Down."
He is currently teaching song writing and composition to fourth year music students at Carleton University and this summer he’ll continue his work with Adventure Canada and Students on Ice as a guide, host and educator.
The Friday, March 13th concert starts at 7:30, doors open at 7:00 and the cost is $20. Do bring your own libations. We’ll have coffee, nibblies and maybe some St. Paddy’s green beer. Space is limited for this exclusive event so, to reserve a plush seat and to get secret directions to the house, please contact Craig at: 250-339-4249 or [email protected] .