Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I was in the audience last night in Welland and was blown away with your performance.
I love your relaxed presence on stage, I felt as if I was sitting in some one's living room just listening to a fabulous story teller singing his stories. GREAT.
During David's performance he sang a song about leaving Scotland. That song hit such a place in my heart that I was not sitting crying, I was sobbing.
When we left Scotland in '73 we had 2 children. Leaving was especially hard on my 7 year old son Scott. You see just like David he was leaving his beloved Granny behind. For the first couple of months, I could hardly get him to eat and he faded away from a rambunctious wee boy too a wee sad soul. He eventually made friends and Granny came for a holiday and all was well. He is now (like David ) fiercely proud of his adopted country and works as a biologist with Parks Canada.
But listening to that sound gave me a insight into that poor wee boys head during those first trying months.
Could you please tell me which album I could find that song on so I can buy it. I would love to share it with my son. (answer: The Parting from Seaway)
Thank you in advanceKeep up the good work! M
I just wanted to say a quick hello and ask a small request. I'm a big fan of yours, and have been for quite some time - I'm living in Toronto now but I first started listening to your delightfully sing-along-able music when I was on an internship in Winnipeg - it was the winter of 2002 or 2003 I believe. I was volunteering at the West End Cultural Centre (what a great venue) - your Skating Rink album had just come out, and I just loved your show and have been hooked on your music ever since. Since then I've made an effort to catch your act at folk festivals and concerts whenever I can get the chance. MB
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Thank you for a lovely start to our Christmas season last night at
Hugh's Room. When you sang Good King Wenceslas (long, one of my
favourites) it reminded me of a family Christmas sing-a-long where my
I and my family discovered that you can sing nearly all of the
Christmas carols one normally finds in a newspaper carol insert to
this tune. A hilarious and much reminisced Christmas Eve ensued.
Thank you for this memory.
God Bless and Merry Christmas
A and M LM
I first heard your music on FolkAlley.com. Yeah for FolkAlley! I love your sound, your storytelling, and your perspective on what America is all about.
My Grandmother grew up in Airdire, Scotland and my Grandfather in Fredrickton, New Brunswick, so your music fits right into my way of thinking.
Would you ever consider performing in California?
ps. I really like your wife's photography.
I first heard your performance from The Kent Stage at the Kent State Folk Festival and was so intrigued. I enjoy your music very much and it has become a special part of my life. I introduced my 14 year old daughter, Anna, to your music last year and now she is a huge fan. She has all of your cd's on her itouch and came with us to see you at Cain Park this summer. She sat on the lawn with her friend and enjoyed the show and getting to meet and talk with you. Sometimes, when she is up late at night doing homework, it is your music she has playing, calmly helping her along. Anyway, shortly after the Cain Park show, Anna and I made a pact to see you together, whenever and wherever possible. Maintaining a connection with your 14 year old daughter is not always an easy feat, so for this I thank you. Anna and I will be in Peterborough in February to see you at Folk Under the Clock! This time we are bringing my Mom, so there will be three generations there to listen to your wonderful stories and beautiful songs!
Spoke to you at the Port Fairy folkie on the Monday – I was the woman with the blue and pink hair who will be holding her new husband tight dancing to your Broken Glass...
Thanks again though for the music you have created that speaks for us and to us and, I have no doubt, for many others as well.
Enjoy your time in Australia….