Sep 20, 2023

Tim's new PDF instruction booklet: 25 EASY READING Song Arrangements (Volume 5)

 This 25 song pdf booklet contains a mixture of popular standards, arranged with a single note melody line and a chord diagram above each melody note to help the student learn the music as easily as possible. These chord diagrams are perfect for stringed instruments tuned to C,G,D,A, such as the tenor banjo, mandola, or tenor guitar. Sold through Tim's website.

Jul 17, 2023

Dixieland JAZZ CRUISE to ALASKA, July 9 - 16, 2023

 Tim and Nida boarded the Holland America Westerdam in Seattle, Washington, for a return trip to Alaska, from July 9 to July 16, 2023. Tim played his banjo and conducted the Banjos Aweigh group of banjos and horns, including sax, trumpet and flute, and played song medleys from his two Banjos Aweigh books along with other song requests. Various singers also joined in the fun, including Barbara Jordan from Toronto.

Tim also backed up Barbara Jordan and other singers during the two-hour evening band concerts.

Ports of call were Seattle to Juneau, Alaska, the Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria, British Columbia, then back to Seattle. The weather was beautiful throughout the week!

Oct 20, 2022

Tim Allan BACK IN EUROPE, September/ October 2022

 Tim was invited to perform again in Germany and France in the autumn of 2022, the first time out of Canada since the Covid lockdown.

He and Nida toured and revisited favorite towns in Germany and France, in between Tim's concert dates.

Here are a few shots taken during their three weeks away...

Apr 19, 2020

Tim's "Home Routes" Concert, from home, April 17, 2020

I was asked to participate in a livestreaming format from a Canadian organization called "Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous". The date allotted to me was April 17,2020. Performers from Canada and the USA have a chance to be heard during this isolation time of the pandemic.
I played a 46 minute show with my guitar, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin.

Here's a YouTube link:

2020 JazzFest At Sea Caribbean Cruise

My wife and I had a fun 11-day cruise on the MSC Divina as part of the JazzFest At Sea group. We left Miami on January 17 and returned on January 28, 2020.

I conducted the Banjos at Sea group each morning high up in the Galaxy Lounge, offering panoramic views while playing our music. There was free time available for me to offer lessons too.

Near the end of the cruise, I joined John Skillman's band for an hour show. Lots of fun!

We stopped in Jamaica, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas, before returning to Miami.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic, we might not be on any more cruises for a while, so thank goodness we all returned in time to avoid the virus.

Here some shots from this wonderful cruise...

May 5, 2019

FRANCE Concert, September / October 2018

Tim and Nida had an opportunity of seeing more of Provence and the French Riviera while preparing for a concert near Avignon. Here are a few memorable pictures.

Apr 30, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Banjo Hall Of Fame Museum, BANJO FEST, September 7+ 8, 2018

Tim was invited to perform in place of one of the honored inductees, Borgy Borgerson, who could not attend his induction ceremony. Tim was also invited to perform at the first Banjo Fest, which included world famous 5-string players: Bela Fleck, Tony Trishka, and John McEuen.

Here is a short video of the four of us trading off four bars each of "The Sheik Of Araby":

Here are Bela and Tony rehearsing at the theater before the audience arrived.

Here is Tim playing "There'll Be Some Changes Made" for Inductee Borgy Borgerson.

Tim and friends let loose after the ceremony dinner at the "Your Father's Mustache" bar at the museum.