Happy New Year

Hi Friends

We Hope you all had a good holiday season and that some of you downloaded our version of Auld Lang Syne.  We'll leave it up for a another week for the stragglers out there.

We have a lot of good things planned for this year (new Videos, festivals ) and some exciting upcoming shows.  We'll try to keep things up to date and feel free to let us know what you're thinking.


The calendar is slowly coming together on the website and facebook


Please keep checking in!


All The Best in 2016 from Bruce Nolan and Laurence at Tiller's Folly

Tiller's Folly Head to the Prairie's this weekend Sask Nov. Manitoba

We are looking forward to heading out to Sask and Man in the next couple of weeks.  1st tour in Sask and been a long time for Manitoba.


Looking forward to playing our new material for these folks.  Pass the word



The Western Canadian Music Awards have nominated Tiller's Folly - Stirring Up Ghosts Volumes 1 & 2 for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year!

 The group is honoured to be included in the Roots Music category alongside our good friends Qristina & Quinn Bachand for their album Little Hinges, and Alberta-based group Pear for their new CD Vinyl.

The awards gala will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:00pm, at the beautiful McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, BC.


Stirring Up Ghosts - Volumes 1 & 2 (released only a few weeks ago) is Tiller’s Folly’s ninth album; a crowd-funded, double CD collection of the group’s story-based music from the Pacific Northwest


A project of epic proportion, it took 33 musicians, a half-dozen studios and as many engineers 18 years to build the largest collection of historically-based Canadiana ever assembled.

Stirring Up Ghosts contains a total of twenty-one ballads and three instrumental tracks composed by Tiller’s Folly lead singer and story teller, Bruce Coughlan.  

While tracks are drawn in part from earlier recordings, they’ve been entirely re-mastered by Juno award-winning producer/engineer Joby Baker, who also produced many of the newer and previously un-released songs.


Songs of triumph and adventure, of heroes and villains from the True North’s colourful past:

On 16 Sept 1924 the keeper of the Turn Point Light noticed a small craft drifting northward up Haro Strait.....The BERYL G, a fish packer turned rum-runner was discovered near Sidney Island floating with no one aboard and the cabin smeared with blood. Missing was the captain, his teenage son and their cargo of liquor.

The case might never have been solved, if not for an undeveloped picture in young William's camera, which when developed, showed a picture of the murderers! READ MORE……

Please visit Tiller's Folly online for individual song histories, lyrics and production credits. Simply scroll down the Stirring Up Ghosts menu








Tiller’s Folly are modern day storytellers of lore, uniting past with the present. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Tiller's Folly are a critically acclaimed, internationally traveled acoustic power trio. For the past eighteen years, through thousands of performances stretching from the Pacific Northwest to The Carolinas and across to the British Isles and beyond - they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to theatres and festivals.

With nine CDs to the bands credit, Tiller's award winning productions continue to expand and refine their potent mix of acoustic & electric based, Celtic influenced Canadiana, Americana, Newgrass 'and beyond.' Tiller's Folly is Bruce Coughlan (songwriter, lead vocals. guitar); Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster) andLaurence Knight (bass, vocals).

Over the next two years leading up to Canada’s 150th Birthday celebration in 2017, Tiller’s Folly is inviting their fans to help them celebrate a distinctly Northern perspective of our history, our legends and our culture.

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Presenters please contact Caline Artists International



Very exciting news for Tiller's Folly today the "Stirring Up Ghosts" Volumes 1&2 has been nominated for The Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards.


Songs of triumph and adventure, of heroes and villains from the True North’s colourful past.

Tiller’s Folly announces the release of their 9th album: Stirring Up Ghosts - Volumes 1 & 2, a double CD collection of the group’s historically-based music from the Pacific Northwest.

Drawn from recordings that span the band’s 18 year history, Stirring Up Ghosts is the largest collection of original historic-based music ever assembled by a band and composed by a single writer Tiller’s Folly’s own Bruce Coughlan.

A first ‘special’ edition of Stirring Up Ghosts Disc 1, was released in 2008 to commemorate British Columbia's 150th Anniversary and the Simon Fraser Bi-Centennial. This original 12-song collection quickly sold out.

Fast forward to 2015: Now, thanks to the generous support of Tiller's Folly FANS, through a Kickstarter crowd funding initiative, Tiller’s Folly has expanded the collection to include 21 historically-based ballads along with 3 bonus instrumental tracks in a new Stirring Up Ghosts 2 CD album. This entire collection has been digitally re-mastered by award-winning producer/engineer Joby Baker, who also produced songs for this Stirring Up Ghosts Collection.

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