I  A  N     B  E  L  L

2011 & 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee

“Traditional Singer”

Featured on this week’s (march 29) podcast of

the mike harding folk show




“This CD is a thoroughly satisfying listening experience....You don’t often find recordings like this anymore” - Canadian Folk Music, Winter 2013

“ An affectionate recreation of the songs and music associated with

Great Lakes sailors...by a fine performer” fROOTS (Folk Roots), March 2014

“Ian Bell writes with a rare clarity and passion. His love and understanding of the past may form a basis for some of his writing, but his characters arrive fully formed in the present. They are brought to life with a warm and vibrant humanity, links in a chain as it were, where every era is as important as the next , in which the past and the future are both well served.  I have had the pleasure of hearing Ian in concert, beautifully crafted songs delivered in  a strong clear voice.  He is a wonderful writer and performer.” – David Francey