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North Track Records announces the release of Ian Tamblyn's latest album, A Longing for Innocence

Now available on CD!

This eclectic collection of sixteen songs was recorded with Mike Dubue at Studio Cimetiere in Quyon, Quebec between August and November 2020. The album features many musicians from the Gatineau Hills including Julia MacLaine from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, members of the Chelsea Youth Choir,  as well as guest vocalist, Dayna Manning from Stratford, Ontario.  

The album was a challenge to record during these “Covid times” but modern technology allowed musicians to record their parts, in some cases, from their own homes. Members of the Chelsea Youth Choir recorded their tracks individually and their voices were then brought together in the studio! At times, Ian took to back roads to reach the studio in order to complete the album.  

"In the Mist" from Ian Tamblyn's latest CD, "A Longing for Innocence"

Musicians included on this album are:

Mike Dubue- bass, vocals, Moog Grandmother, Oberheim Matrix 1000 percussion, vibes

Olivier Fairfield-drums, percussion

Fred Guignion-electric guitars, slide guitar, lap steel

Bonnie Kumer - banjo

Julia MacLaine- cello

Pat Maher- vocals

Dayna Manning- vocals

Brian Sanderson- various horns, harmonica, hurdy gurdy, conch shell, jaw harp

Matt Selic- accordion

James Stephens – fiddle, vocals

Ian Tamblyn- vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, electric piano, organ, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion, found sounds.

Sheena Turcotte- vocals

Kate Weekes- vocals

Members of the Chelsea Youth Choir- Etta Dwyer, Kseniya Lewis, Leonore Rusu

Director: Stephanie Sewell.

This album is much like a collection of short stories, featuring many different styles and themes. The overriding theme however is a longing for innocence at a time when concerns of Trumpism, pandemic and climate change dominate our thoughts.  And yet, through the imagination and perseverance, a glimpse of that innocence can be achieved. This longing drove the album to its completion.

A LONGING FOR INNOCENCE can be purchased directly from Ian Tamblyn and North Track Records. Email: to order your CD and arrange payment by direct deposit or cheque.


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