IAN’S RECORDINGS

AND LINKS TO AUDIO SAMPLES

 
 

The most recent CDs can be ordered or downloaded from CD Baby, iTunes and other download sites. Click on titles for a link. Downloads are fine but you don’t get the liner notes which are all pretty good. Earlier recordings are trickier, but not impossible to get. E-mail me about them. ian.bell@sympatico.ca



2013 - Forget Me Not, When Far Away

Traditional Material:  CDs or Downloads

Mostly traditional songs and tunes from the days of sail on the Great Lakes. 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee for “Traditional Singer”.  Features the playing of Zach Schryer-Lefebvre, Geoff Somers, Anne Lederman, Denis Rondeau, Allison Lupton, Geordie Gordon James Gordon, John Mayberry, Jeff Weed and others. 

SAMPLE:   It’s me For The Inland Lakes .mp3      Heave Her Up and Bust Her.mp3


2009 – My Pious Friends & Drunken Companions 

Traditional Material: CDs or Downloads

2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee for “Traditional Singer”. A collection of traditional songs and tunes that Ian has performed for years, but never got around to recording until recently. With Geoff Somers, Anne Lederman, Oliver Schroer, Denis Rondeau, The Bilge Rats, Pat O’Gorman, Shane Cooke and others. SAMPLE:   Little Shack Up The Pontiac.mp3


2007 – Shallow Water

Original Songs and tunes: CDs or Downloads

Third disc in the “tri-county trilogy” This record includes a lot of music inspired by Port Dover and lakeside life. full of sailors, motorcycles, fishermen, tattoos (several), rockabilly singers, fiddlers and cameo appearances by George Wade and Rudy Vallee. With Geoff Somers, Tom Leighton, David Woodhead, Denis Rondeau, Chris Schiller.   SAMPLE:  Rachel Rae .mp3


2000- Signor Farini & Other Adventures

Original Songs and trad. tunes: Downloads only

Mostly original songs with a few sets of traditional tunes and an old song from Jackie Washington thrown in for good measure. Songs inspired by life in darkest southwestern Ontario. With The Dawnbreakers - Kate Murphy, Brian Pickell, Geoff Somers with Anne Lederman and Dave Zdriluk.  Now available as a download from CD Baby  SAMPLE:  Signor Farini.mp3


1996 – Free Range

Original Songs: Download s only

Original Songs and instrumental music accompanied by the Dawnbreakers – Kate Murphy, Brian Pickell, Oliver Schroer with David Zdriluk and Anne Lederman. Available as a download from CD Baby.      


1984 - Scatter The Ashes - Muddy York

“Music of Old Ontario” Innovative arrangements of old songs and fiddle tunes from the 19th century Allan Ash manuscript and other sources. with Anne Lederman. AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN!

                                           

1993 – Singing In A Strange Land

Shape note music from Waterloo Co., Ontario :(Cassette)

Vocal and instrumental arrangements with a large chorus, The Dawnbreakers, Oliver Schroer, Anne Lederman, Ian Robb, and many others. Produced for Joseph Schneider Haus Museum.


1992 – Brightest & Best

Early Christmas Music – Shapenote chorus & instrumental:

Prof. Chalaupka’s Celebrated Singing School with Anne Lederman, Oliver Schroer, David Travers-Smith,

John Mayberry and others. CDs  available Contact me for details ian.bell@sympatico.ca


1991 – The Farmer Feeds Us All

Mostly Traditional & Historic: (Cassette – out of print)

Traditional and contemporary songs about farming and agriculture.


1990 – A Grand Musical Entertainment

Traditional & Historic: A Great resource for use in museums.

Grassroots Music of Early Ontario - an amazing collection of songs, hymns and tunes from early manuscripts and published sources as well as some collected from source singers.  The Dawnbreakers, Prof. Chalaupka’s Celebrated Singing School, Enoch Kent, Jackie Washington, Anne Lederman, Oliver Schroer, David Travers-Smith, and many others.  AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN!                   Contact me for details ian.bell@sympatico.ca