Gig Dates


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June 3rd ~ Rockwood ON
June 5th ~ Guelph ON
June 8th ~ Rockwood ON
June 14th ~ Dryden ON
June 15th ~ Nestor Falls ON
June 18th ~ Battleford SK
June 22nd ~ Lloydminster SK
June 23rd ~  Calgary AB
June 24th ~  Vernon BC
June 28th ~ Campbell River BC
June 29th ~  Victoria BC
June 30th ~ Victora BC


July 4th ~  Medicine Hat AB
July 5th ~ Regina SK
July 13th ~ Killarney Park ON
July 14th ~ Whitefish Falls ON
July 15th ~ Willisville ON
July 20th ~ Providence Bay ON
July 22nd ~ Sauble Beach ON
July 28th ~ Minden ON
July 29th ~ Canal Lake ON


August 2nd ~ Waterford ON
August 4th ~ Simcoe ON
August 9th ~ St. John NB
August 10th ~ Truro NS
August 11th ~ Cape Breton NS
August 12th ~  Arisaig NS
August 13th ~ River John NS
August 24th ~ Guelph ON
August 26th ~ Kitchener ON



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9th ~ Waterside Park, Rockwood ON
10th ~ House Concert, North Bay ON*
12th ~ House Concert at Maggie’s, Sudbury ON*
15th ~ House Concert, Battleford SK*
16th ~ Opening for Battle of the Bands @ the Root, Lloydminster SK
18th ~ House Concert, Vernon BC*
20th ~ Rainforest Inn, Tofino BC
21st ~ House Concert, Nanoose Bay BC*
22nd ~ Foggdukkers Cafe, Campbell River BC
23rd ~ House Concert, Nanaimo BC*
24th ~ Spiral Cafe, Victoria BC
27th ~ House Concert, Pincher Creek AB*
28th ~ Inspire Cafe, Medicine Hat AB
29th ~ Fat Badger, Regina SK


1st ~ House Concert, Prince Albert SK*
3rd ~ Log Tavern, Nestor Falls ON
4th ~ Timbers Church, Dryden ON
7th ~ Killarney Park ON
8th ~ Widgawa Lodge, Whitefish Falls ON
9th ~ Widgawa Lodge, Whitefish Falls ON
13th ~ Huron Island Time, Providence Bay ON
14th ~ Two Chicks Cafe, Sauble Beach ON
19th ~ House Concert, Waterloo ON*
20th ~ House Concert, Barrie ON*
21st ~ Wild Flour Bakery, Parry Sound ON
22nd ~ Dominion Hotel, Minden ON


3rd ~ Summer Concert Series, Waterford ON
4th ~ Bracefest, Rockwood ON
5th ~ The South Branch Bistro, Kemptville ON
6th ~ House Concert, Montreal PQ*
9th ~ Red Herring Pub, St. Andrews NB 10th ~ House Concert, St. John NB*
11th ~ Hub Grub, Truro NS
12th ~ Groundswell, Cape Breton NS
13th ~ Martin&Monica’s, River John NS*
16th ~ Resto Bar le Deck, Edmundston NB
18th ~ House Concert, Montreal PQ*
25th ~ Two Chicks Cafe, Sauble Beach ON
27th ~ Wreckless Eric’s, Elora ON


1st ~ Dandelion, Fergus ON

9th ~ CD Release, Rockwood ON *


April 2017

29th @ 2pm-4pm – Chompin at the Bit, 1248 Mian St., Rockwood
A songwriters’ afternoon with featured guest Jesse Parent

29th @ 8pm – Black Heritage Society, 83 Essex St. Guelph
Opening for the CD launch of Andy Hughes

March 2107

3rd @8pm – Church Key Pub, Campbellford

February 2017

16th @8pm –  ANAF Guelph


December 2016

7th @7pm  ~ Action Read Party at Dublin United Church, 66 Suffolk Street, Guelph
8th  @6:30pm ~ Rockwood Farmers’ Parade, St. John’s Parish Hall, Rockwood
11th @ 6:30pm ~ House Concert at Maggie’s (contact Ian for details)
15th @7pm ~ Timbers Community Church, 34B Whyte Avenue, Dryden
16th @8pm ~ The Hotel, Hwy 71, Nestor Falls
17th @ 8pm ~ Bijou Steakhouse, 152 Main Street South, Kenora

October 2016

Sunday, October 9th @ 2pm ~ Station Coffeehouse, 5 Wadsworth Street, Brantford

Monday, October 10th @ 2pm ~ Soup-Off, Wellington County Museum,  0536 Wellington Rd 18, Elora

Saturday, October 15th @ 8pm ~ South Branch Bistro, 15 Clothier Street East, Kemptville


Late Summer Gigs not to miss:

Tuesday, August 30th @8pm ~ The Log Tavern, 1535 Hwy 71, Nestor Falls, ON

Thursday, September 1st @9pm ~ Fat Badger, 1852 Scarth Street, Regina, SK

Friday, September 9th @8pm ~ Elora Acoustic Cafe, Wellington County Museum, 0536 Wellington Road 18, Elora, ON

…. busy traveling musician!


Sat. June 4th – Rockwood St. John’s Anglican Church
Address: Corner of Mainland Guelph Streets, Rockwood
Doors: 7:30  Show 8:00pm
Cost $10.00  /  $20 includes CD


West – June    Ontario – July   East – August






January 2016

Thursday, January 28th @ 7pm ~ The Joint Cafe, 43 Cork Street East, Guelph, ON
I’ll be sharing a bill with Andy Hughes. We’ll each perform a few short sets on our own and then we’ll round off the night as a dynamic duo.
$5 cover

Friday, January 29th @ 7pm ~ Utopia Cafe Dinner and Concert, Utopia Hall,
8396 Sixth Line, Utopia, ON
Utopia really lives up to it’s name. It’s a tiny but groovy spot, located between Barrie and Alliston. Personally, I’m quite familiar with the area, having spent many summers there with my dad. The buffet dinner starts at 7pm, the show starts at 8pm.
$15 advanced/ $20 at the door.

Saturday, January 30th @ 8pm ~ Company of Good Cheer Coffee House, Muskoka Place Gallery,
1182 Foreman Road, Port Carling, ON
Special thanks to Charlie and Beverlie Robertson for inviting me back and for the tremendous hospitality. Last year on the way to the gig, I got stopped by a RIDE program and had to do a breathalyzer test. Charlie told me I’d sound a lot better that night if I had some wine with dinner.. just kidding, Charlie..
Muskoka Place Gallery is a lovely intimate venue and there’s a great crowd every time.
$10 and refreshments by donation in the jar.


Friday, February 12th @8pm ~ Crosscurrants Cafe, Bolton United Church,
8 Nancy Street, Bolton, ON
I’ve played in a lot of communities throughout Ontario, but this will be my first time in Bolton. I love being new in a place. Thanks to Freda and Lillan for the invite. Cost is by donation.

stay tuned to learn about future gigs!


Ian toured the west and east coast of Canada in summer 2015!

It was a blast!!




November 2015

8th @ 7pm – Fundraiser at Central Presbyterian Church, Cambridge

13th @ 8pm – Saskatchewan Night at ANAF, with Rob O’Flanagan and Geoff Smith, Guelph

16th @ 7pm – CIUT Radio Show with Heather Fielding

17th @ 8pm – Benefit for Mo’ Kauffey, Guelph

20th @ 8pm – House Concert, Elora

22nd @ 2pm – Station Coffee House, Brantford

October 2015

October 3rd @ 9pm – Stinking Rose Pub
26 Bridge St. Campbellford, ON

October 9th @ 9pm – The Branch
15 Clothier St., Kemptville, ON

Back home for September
September 11th @ 8pm ~ ANAF concert with guests Rob O’Flanagan and Malcolm Macdonald.
32 Gordon Street, Guelph  $10/ $20 with a CD

September 19th @ 1:30pm ~ Second Annual Rockwood Mushroom Festival, live music and cooking workshops all day.
St. John’s Anglican Church Yard, corner of Main and Guelph Streets, Rockwood
cost – $5 for more info –

September 22nd- 25th  ~ International Plowing Match,
14939 Concession 3-4 Rd Finch, Ontario
Ian will be playing at various times through the day at the Wellington County tent.
Next year, Wellington will host the event, so I’ll be there to represent our area.
For more info –

September 25th @ 9pm – Ark Coffeehouse
Evergreen Ranch 5487 Third Line, Rockwood

September 26th ~ House Concert, Guelph
Contact [email protected] for details

September 27th @ 2:30pm ~ Red Papaya,
55 Wyndham Street, Guelph
Guest musician for the Vocamus Press Book Bash
For more info –



East and Central August

August 2nd – Greenspace, Elora, ON
August 5th – Resto Bar Le Deck, Edmundston, NB
August 6th – House Concert, St. John, NB
August 7th – Hub Grub, Truro, NS
August 9th – Mayhem at Martin and Monica’s, River John, NS
August 11th – Baba’s with Josh Carter and Dylan Menzie, Charlottetown, PEI
August 22nd – Mayor-Palooza, Haliburton, ON
August 28th – Wreckless Erics, Elora, ON


West and Central June and July

June 18th – Inspire Arts, Medicine Hat, AB

June 19th – The Root, open for ‘All Mighty Voice’, Lloydminster, AB

June 21st – Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

June 23rd –  Foggdukkers Coffee – Campbell River
907 South Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 1B2
(778) 420-2030

June 24th – Char’s Landing, Port Alberni, BC

June 26th – Lacey Lou Tapas, Victoria, BC

June 27th – Gorgeous Cafe, Victoria, BC

June 28th – Spiral Cafe, Victoria, BC

July 1st – House Concert, Prince Albert, SK
contact [email protected] for details

July 2nd – ‘Songwriter Night’ at Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon, SK

July 3rd – The Common with Lowell Friesen, Moose Jaw, SK

July 5th – Pappy’s Cafe, Dryden, ON

July 7th – Monique’s Log Cabin, Nestor Falls, ON

July 10th – Killarney Park Bandshell, ON

July 11th – Widgawa Arts Festival, Whitefish Falls, ON

July 16th – Raven and the Republic, North Bay, ON

July 17th – Dominion Hotel, Minden, ON

July 22nd – Maja’s in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, ON

July 23rd – Auberge Inn in Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON

July 24th – Two Chicks Cafe, Sauble Beach, ON

July 25th – House of Harmony Concert with Ian Foster, Fingal, ON

July 31st – Bracefest, Rockwood, ON
contact [email protected] for details