Ian Tamblyn is an award-winning singer/songwriter, musician, producer, playwright - and adventurer. He has been a working musician since 1972, writing hundreds of songs, writing fourteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks.
Self-titled album, Ian Tamblyn won a Juno Award in 1976. When Will I See You Again, which won a Japanese Folk critics Award in 1980. Magnetic North was nominated for a Juno in the pop instrumental category in 1990. In 2007, Superior: Spirit And Light was nominated in the Best Artist category by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2010 Gyre won English Singer-Songwriter of the Year from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music
Ian was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 2012 for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic. He has an honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University.