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Ian Tamblyn w/Special Guest Birdie Whyte

Northern Ramble Concerts presents Ian Tamblyn  w/Special Guest Birdie Whyte - Doors 7:30pm, Music 8pm - Tickets $20

Ian Tamblyn has been a  musician since 1972. He has released 40 albums and cds of his own work as well as acting as producer for dozens of other artists.  . Ian  has also written fifteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks. His most recent play is called A Summer- A Fair  and the production enjoyed a successful tour of the Gatineau Hills during the summer of 2017. He has recently released a soundtrack CD of the Gatineau trilogy entitled , Te Na Gadino.  His play, Land of Trash  is currently on tour throughout British Columbia in association with Green Thumb Theatre of Vancouver.    As well, Ian enjoyed an acting debut in Jan Irwin's production of Up to Low , based on an adaptation of Brian Doyles book where he was also musician and musical director.  Up to Low will be staged again at the National Arts Centre in the spring of 2018.

Mr. Tamblyn has received a number of awards and nominations. In 2012, Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative  work in the Canadian Arctic. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music; he has a honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University and was voted English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, amongst other awards and nominations in the music and theatre world. 

Ian songs have been covered by numerous artists and there is a tribute album of his work entitled Coastline of our Dreams featuring artists like Lynn Miles, Susan Crowe , Hart Rouge and Valdy.   

 In the spring of 2014 Ian finished work on his CD, The Labrador, completing the last of his “Four Coast Project” .

During 2015 was chosen  writer in residence at Carleton University, teaching songwriting and composition to fourth year music  students . At that time he released  CD-38, celebrating the Group of Seven,entitled Walking in the Footstepsa project commissioned by the Art Gallery of Sudbury. In the fall of 2014 Ian was awarded the Galaxie Grand prize,  at the Ontario Folk awards for his song , "Away" from his The Labrador CD. In 2013 he won the Ontario Folk Award for best political song, "Take the Mountain Down."

During the winter and spring of 2018 Ian will be touring Ontario , visiting Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming,  and playing in Milan,  Italy in March.   He is  working on another songwriter project entitled Let It Go as well as completing work producing Paul Rainville's premier album.  May brings the run of Up to Low at the National Arts Centre and in June he will be with Adventure Canada in Scotland  In the summer Ian will be working with Roddy Elias , Norine Young and Kelly Lee Evans  on a "puppet opera" . Mid summer finds Ian touring North Western Ontario and on the water with Naturally Suuperior Adventures, canoeing from Rossport to Red Red Rock. 

For further information about Ian Tamblyn, tour schedules etc. please visit his website:

Birdie Whyte - Ottawa's horse whispering, clear eyed clairvoyant Birdie Whyte will sing you songs guaranteed to inoculate you against the any morning blues. Next to horses songwriting is Birdie's passion and her voice lends an aching depth to the simple country lyrics she lays down.  Drawing inspiration from the likes of Ameila Curran, Buffy Saint Marie, Tom Waits,  Iris Dement, Madeleine Peroux, Lyle Lovette and Townes Van Zandt, she'll bring you soothing Sundays songs and tell your fortune too!

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