|Ian Tamblyn began writing songs, short stories and plays at the age of seventeen. Since that time he has recorded twenty- nine albums, cassettes, and CDs and written over 1500 songs. Many of these songs have been recorded by other artists and he has received and been nominated forÂ several awards, most recently a nomination for Best Artist by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2007 as wellÂ as being honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University. Since 2004 Ian has conducted numerous songwriting workshops and was instrumental in beginning Writerâ€™s Bloc , an ongoing writerâ€™s workshop that has been meeting since the late 1980â€™s in Ottawa.
Currently Ian is working on a new CD of songs and has just returned from a teaching and guiding position in Antarctica with a group called Students on Ice. He has just finished producing a double CD celebrating the songwriting of William Hawkins. This September, Ian will be guiding on the ice breaker Polar Star from Iceland to Newfoundland. In August of 2008 Ian released the second of his Four Coast project CD -Â Raincoast set on the Northwest coast of B.C. and Alaska.
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