December and the Mid-Winter Solstice Happenings

Mid-Winter Solstice Greetings and Felicitations We wish you all the very best for whatever it is you celebrate at this time of year. We go for a little Christmas, a wee bit of Xmas, a happy New Year and a bit of Hogmanay. There’s touch of pagan mid-winter feasting thrown in there too. So whatever you do, enjoy it and be safe. We will catch you all again in 2018 which promises... Read More

November Update – Bright News for Dark Days

Sci-Fi Prog Rock Project Ahoy! Baltimore’s Andy Cooke and Tim are now busy writing songs for their Sci-Fi Prog Rock project … with the working title Cuckoo Gene. Will it have a gatefold sleeve? Will it be a double concept album? Will the songs last at least 20 minutes? Oh yeah – probably! Andy has recently released Black Light, a new Doom Metal album under the moniker of ‘Wizrds’,... Read More

September Fally Autumnal Notes

Tim Live at the Red Dragon on Main Street Here’s another reminder that Tim is starting a series of musical pub nights at the Red Dragon on Main Street. Entrance to the pub is via the back alley behind The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver – just off Main Street. We had a great night last time in June with pub food, pub quiz and some very funny heckling! We are... Read More

August 2017 News

Penguin Eggs Tribute to Vin Garbutt By Roddy Campbell Few folk singers, if any, communicated with an audience like Vin Garbutt. A natural comedian with an insightful, laugh-out-loud view of the greater world that he frequently toured, Garbutt also drew criticism and admiration for his topical songs on such issues as abortion and sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Largely,... Read More

July 24th 2017 Update

Mission Folk Music Festival July 21-23 Tim MC-ed and played a couple of sets at the 30th annual Mission Folk Music Festival July 21-23. Tim’s first appearance was 24 years ago and by common consensus he has played at least 20 of the festivals over that time. Hats off to Michelle Demers Shaevitz and her amazing team at the 30th annual festival for a wonderful weekend of music... Read More

Mission Folk Music Festival July 21-23

Mission Folk Music Festival July 21-23 Tim is playing at the Mission Folk Music Festival July 21-23. You can see his bio on the festival website here: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/2017/tim-readman/ Tim will be MC-ing with Jennie Bice Friday night, where the line-up is as follows: 6 pm – 10 pm Mt. Baker Stage & Fraser Stage are adjacent and will alternate to serve... Read More

June 2017 Update

Halifax Disaster – ‘Song for Kate and Anthony’ Tim is back in the studio in late June with Bill Buckingham, at Palace Studios in East Vancouver, to record an Alan Millen song to commemorate the Halifax Disaster called ‘Song for Kate and Anthony’. In case you aren’t familiar with the story: On the morning of December 6, 1917, two passenger trains en route to the port... Read More

Friday June 16th Pub Night at the Red Dragon …

Yes! Friday June 16th 7.30 pm Pub Night at the Red Dragon – with classic British pub food and music by Tim Readman at The Cambrian Hall 215 East 17th Avenue Vancouver V5V 1A6  Read More

Vin Garbutt RIP

So sad to hear about Vin passing away. He taught me more than anyone will ever know. Love to Pat and all the family.  Read More

May 2017 Update

Summer of Love Tim was back in the studio in April with Bill Buckingham, at Palace Studios in East Vancouver, to record an Alan Millen song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1967’s summer of love, called … you guessed it … Summer of Love! This affectionate but tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the sounds and sentiments of that particularly hot season can now be downloaded... Read More