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