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

www.mikehardingfolkshow.com






LATEST CD

“FORGET  NOT WHEN FAR AWAY”



“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