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Ian Tamblyn – Scenes Through A Mirror

Adrian V 14 June 2024 944 100 2

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Ian Tamblyn was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1947. He has been playing music and writing plays since the age of seventeen. His first “professional” and self titled album was recorded in 1976 at Marc Sound in Ottawa. It was the first fully produced album in Ottawa. It was awarded a Juno for its unique cover design. Since that time Ian has recorded forty – four more albums, CDs and cassettes as well as producing albums for over thirty other artists. His songs have been covered by over forty artists and his song “Woodsmoke and Oranges’ has been presented by close to one hundred choirs in North America and Europe.

Ian Tamblyn has won several awards for his work including a Juno award and nomination, songwriting awards and nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards as well awards and nominations for his theatre and film soundtracks. He holds an honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, a distinguished alumni award from Trent University and he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.  In 2021 Ian Tamblyn was selected as an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary Simon. Ian is also the recipient of the Jackie Washington Award, the Victor Tolgasy Award, Estelle Klein Award and the J.D. Coulsen Award.


Ian Tamblyn

“After forty-five recordings, I thought it might be time to compile a retrospective of sorts.”

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