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Carol cairns

June 30, 2014

We were camping at Bon echo
Around 1993 and were lucky enough to catch Jim and Dave's awesome supernatural camping adventure. The kids and adults so enjoyed this performance and music ......can we get a tape or cd of the music as u were selling that night ......we did purchase but it was listened to a lot. Would love to get this for my grand kids. Thx.

lloyd Whitten

April 27, 2014

HI David
Just finished dinner and had all my 5 children home. While doing the dishes and cleaning up they put on the song they sing most together and it was blaring. That song is 5 Great lakes. You have know idea how much we have listened to your CD while the dishes and table have been cleared. Not sure where we first heard you but it was at least 12 years ago and we were fortunate to run into you performing at a Prov Park periodically. My kids said it would be cool to be your back up singers LOL. Not sure how your schedule for parks is this year but hope to run into you at one. The memories of camping are often sung in our house.

My kids range from 21 to 13 and your music remains with them

Thanks

Lloyd and Noreen Whitten

Green girl222

November 29, 2013

Hi if you remember last year you came to keppel Sarawak school and recorded Some of our green girl songs,I wondered if you still had them and could send them to Mrs Johnstone or back to me
Thanks😃

Bridget

October 7, 2013

Are there any recordings of Air Water Shelter Food available? Heard it years ago in Kingston and now want to play it in Nova Scotia?

Elaine

October 5, 2013

Hi David,
Great "performance" at Bayview School yesterday. I was there as a parent in the back (Hogan's mom). He's the boy who kept asking you to sing the song that you didn't have time for. I have no idea the name of it but I think you will recall Hogan and what song it was. He is really looking forward to getting an MP3 of it. Thanks for all your work at the school this week.

Eric

July 28, 2013

Hey I loved your concert at sleeping giant provincial park!! Got to come up to the stage and stick my hand in the sac and pull out the 5 lined skink! Catchy song hope to see u again soon

Penny

July 23, 2013

We so enjoyed your concert at White Lake provincial park this weekend past. Love the history, and the fun! Thank you for what you do so well.

Sharon Lockhart

April 2, 2013

An hour ago I was stuck singing only the chorus of pink is the very best colour... Thank you so much for saving me from going crazy trying to remember the verses! My little girl is very happily singing along to the mp3!

Jessica Finnie

March 21, 2013

Hi David,
I had the pleasure of seeing you perform at many Ontario parks as a child. I wanted to say thanks for the memories and great music! I'm glad to see that you're still performing, hopefully I can catch a show again someday.

5/6 e

November 6, 2012

hi,love the song that we wrote to gether in 5/6 E!★ evryone loved it!

simon Holmes

October 26, 2012

Hi David, Thank you for helping us write a song at Keppel Sarawak school hope you come back next year

Alisha Henry

October 5, 2012

It was awesome working with you this week David at Keppel sarawak elementary school everyone hopes you come back next year

Tony Juurlink

September 28, 2012

I really enjoyed listening to your music throughout the COEO conference. Hearing you and your daughter perform Path of the Paddle was incredibly powerful and a definite highlight for me.
Thanks

Joe Collier

September 23, 2012

It was great getting to briefly play banjo with you this weekend! Great tunes, I feel like I learnt a lot from watching your fancy fingerwork!

Kristen Alderson

September 23, 2012

I just attended the COEO conference where you performed. I very much enjoyed your music. The tone it set for the weekend was wonderful. What better way to spend time in the great outdoors then with some fantastic music alongside the experience. Thank you. It was a highlight.

Jenn Larson

August 31, 2012

We loved the concert at Restoule on August 25, 2012. My son has been singing and listening to the CD over and over again in the car!

Thanks for the great memories and we look forward to seeing you at another park in the future!

Doug McColl

August 19, 2012

In over a decade of enjoying your live performances, last nights performance at Arrowhead was among the best I've heard. Its hard to imagine that someone so good can still get better.

Gayle Labuz

August 14, 2012

Thanks for bringing some sunshine to a slightly soggy camping trip at Bon Echo Provincial Park! (Aug 9, 2012)
We enjoyed your show the first time at MacGregor Point in 2011, and were thrilled to see you again at Bon Echo. The music was fun and meeting you after the show for an autograph made the evening special.
Your music was the soundtrack for the rest of our camping trip and the long drive home to Guelph - you know the place ;)

Peter Voisey

August 10, 2012

Great show at Bon Echo on 09/08/2012.I loved it.I hope to see your show again.

Becky Diotte

July 29, 2012

We had the priveledge of seeing your show last night at Half Way and just wanted to say that we had a great time! You are awesome at what you do, and made our camping experience that much more enjoyable. Our three year old is still talking about it. We unfortunately didn't have any cash on us last night but I plan to order one of your cds to sing along with.

Thanks again,

The Diotte Family
Azilda, ON

Goustos Family

July 27, 2012

Great concert at Grundy Lake tonight. Awesome entertainment for the whole family. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

Brian Osmond

May 13, 2012

I just posted this on facebook to share with my friends and thought you may be interested.
"This afternoon, while making breakfast, I popped an old friend into the CD player. We first discovered David Archibald at Wasaga Beach, many summers ago. We had taken Alec & Sydney up for a long weekend getaway and David was putting on a one man concert in the park.
His is purely Canadian, original music about our parks, our wildlife and our history. We bought his 2 CDs at that time and he signed them for us. I got his latest CD - "Park Songs" online from CD Baby. One of our most successful Hallowe'en parties had a pirate theme and we included David's song 'The Ballad of Pirate Bill', a song about Canadian pirate Bill Johnston. David was even kind enough to send me the music for that song so I could play it on the guitar for a sing-a-long with the kids. Every once in a while, I'll resurrect one of his CDs and instantly bring back good personal memories.
What obscure music do you secretly hang onto or have tucked away, that you just know you'll never get rid of? Check your CDs, mp3, cassettes, 8 tracks (Don) and vinyl. Let me know. You can learn about David at www.davidarchibald.com."

jerry Daminato & Elizabeth Bone

September 26, 2011

We enjoyed your concert at MacGregor Point during "Wild for the Arts" the other week end. Haven't seen you for a couple of years. Keep up the good work!

http://www.jerrydaminato.ca/

Kelsey Laidlaw

August 30, 2011

hey David!

We saw you perform in Bon echo and then again in arrowhead!

The shows were awesome!

My aunt had also seen you in a play a few days before seeing you in Bon echo!
What a coincidense.

Devin Koops

August 27, 2011

Saw you preform on August 26, 2001 at Grundy L

Stacy Monaghan

August 14, 2011

Hi David,

We saw you perform this weekend at Samuel de Champlain and loved your show. Our kids put on a show the next night with all your songs, their favorite was the backpack song. Thanks for entertaining us all!

Michael Kernen

July 15, 2011

Hi David... Just saw you in concert in Haliburton, what a great show! Just wondering if you have any shows coming up near or around Barrie/Midland? All the best
Michael

Johan Strydom

July 15, 2011

We where at your show in Macgregor Park. It was great thanks, loved your music, especialy the pirate song :-)
My children loved your songs.

ayrdrie

November 19, 2010

hi david it might help you to remember me if I tell you imfrom Schriber Public School and I gessed your instrments in hallway. I love the song Schriber you and the grade 8s I love all your songs the best.bye

Hi David

November 11, 2010

Thank you so much for coming to our school and spending so much time and patience writing our song. It was the first time someone has come to do that with us and I'm glad it was you. Thank You:)
Chloe
Schreiber Public School

Mckenna

November 11, 2010

Hi david this is Mckenna and I love that Schreiber song and will you put it on this website? bye

Maya Arifin

November 11, 2010

Hi David how are you your so cool i love your music and the lyrcs to them to.Oh and thanks for coming to schreiber and singing with are school!!!From one of your friends Maya:)

Aurora

November 11, 2010

Hey I am from Schrieber Public school

Jack Buckland

October 6, 2010

Hey David!! I don't know if you remember me, but I am one of the students that goes to River Oaks Public School, and i am going to be working with you in a couple of days. I was also in the room with you and another grade 8 class taking pictures. I have been working on my singing and cant wait to get to sing some more songs!!!

Jack

Paula Hau

August 4, 2010

An amazing show of songs and fun! We love your "Park Songs" CD. Listened to it on the way home...Oh I wish I never stepped in Poison Ivy!

Paula and Martin

Karen Burak

July 12, 2010

Hi David
Thanks for the fun Campnite Songs @ Arrowhead Park-
I'd like to order your CD for my kids collection of "The Best Songs" -for my kids Dance classes !!!
THANKS!!
ATB**

Robert Reid

April 26, 2010

Hello David, I'm an arts writer for the Waterloo Region Record. I've reviewed your work in various capacities over the last 25 years. I'm working on a lecture for a Tom Thomson exhibition coming to Kitchener next year and a friend of mine mentioned that some years ago you wrote a play on Thomson. If this is accurate, I'd like to talk to you about it. Can you email me at the enclosed email. I can also ne reached at rreid@therecord.com. Thanks. Rob

Ariel

February 18, 2010

Hey David! It's me Ariel from River Oaks Public School :) Do you remember me? I made a new song and my threw out my old song. :P Oh, and I've gotten better at singing and I can sing deeper and I'm beginning to perform on facebook and I would really love it if you can help me with my new song. You even said you would when I last saw you. I don't mean to rush you :) Anyways, please email me back :D Byeeeeeee!

Tyler

September 21, 2009

Hey David,
When I was a kid we always listened to Jim & Daves Awesome Supernatural Camping Adventure. I found the tape again and listened to it and still love it.
I don't suppose you give you chords and lyrics? I love the Lost Camper.

Veronica Sanchez

September 21, 2009

Dear David,
Our family attended your concert at Murphy's Point on August 29/09 and purchased the CD. Ever since, it is the only music that interests our kids! If they are not listening at home, they are asking to sing along to them in the car (Camping in the Rough and Stink Pot among their faves). Thank you for such a great experience... I don't know if they realize it, but my kids have learned a lot through your songs and my husband and I enjoy them too!
Best,
Veronica

Dean Burke, Natural Heritage Education Leader, Neys Prov. Park

August 9, 2009

Hey David!

Thank you for a stunning performance that left the campers at Neys inspired and truly entertained. Your mixture of information, music, and entertaining banter made for an excellent evening. Your infectious smile and contagious energy brightened the weekend for many people who had endured a whole weekend of cold, rainy weather.

Thank-you Again!

Robyn NHE assistant Halfway Lake Provincial Park

August 8, 2009

Awesome show! thank you so much for comming out to our park. everyone really enjoyed it and we look forward to having you come out again in the future.

Mitchell Stoffers

July 31, 2009

Hi. I saw you at Charleston Lake. We were sitting in the front row. I really like your "Stinkpot" song and the pirate song. My sister was "Sally". I hope you come back to Charleston.

Eric Bowen & Shannon Robertson (mom)

July 27, 2009

We attended your concert at Sleeping Giant Park on July 18, right after we arrived -- What a nice surprise! Eric (age 8) smiled the whole way through. We bought 'Park Songs' during our stay, and Eric has been singing along with them since. He says: "I really like your Park Songs album!" So do my husband and I. We found your 'Songs of Superior' at Puksakwa last summer, and really appreciate these beautiful melodies about our Great Lake area. I love the creative use of words in your kids' songs, too. Thank you!

Shannon & Eric

anna bootsma

July 6, 2009

My family and I went to your concert at The Pinery Provincial Park and my favourite song is the "Five Great Lakes". You're the best singer ever.

Paula

July 6, 2009

Hi David,

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your concert in Tobermory on July 4th.

Ariel

June 24, 2009

hey david its me Ariel again um yeah so you told me to email you my lyrics so ill type it here:
la la la la laaa la
across the sky, to the sea
its the water, cant you see
you and me together
under the sunlight today
its the place where i wonna beeee
in the mirror of the sea, reflections of you and meeeeee. lol thats all i got right now so yeah and email me back! Bye!

Betsy

May 22, 2009

After many years and playings, our "Legends and Lore of the Charleston Shore" has been damaged. Are copies (tape or CD) available?

Judy

April 8, 2009

In Flanders Fields; what a beautiful song!

Mia Meldrum

October 17, 2008

Where can I find a copy of Kids will be Kids. My son's daycare provider has a tape and my son LOVES it!

Tristan Lewis

September 21, 2008

Hello David it's Tristan from the Ballad of Stompin' Tom. Are you planning to put Path of the Paddle or Abanaska on the website?

Ruth Cooper

March 16, 2008

Hey David,
Why did I never think to look you up on the net before? I was just playing Wind on the Prairie - a very old not very good tape we made when you came to London. I'd love a new copy as it's just about worn out. I don't see any of the songs here though.

Trails and Tours

December 5, 2007

Hello,

Just wanted to say "Thank You" for performing at the Blast Off BBQ for the Hike Haliburton Festival in October. We were amazing and the crowd really enjoyed your music.

My sister who is 14 still talks about how much fun your music is.

Thank you,
Trails and Tours
www.trailsandtours.com

Pinery Park

September 4, 2007

Thanks again for coming to Pinery! The Karner Blue song was great and fit in well with our Lupine Day! Our campers were very entertained, and really enjoyed your performance.

Marilyn Garlick

September 1, 2007

My grandson, who visited Grundy Lake and loved your performance and I have just listened to your songs on this site. He sang right along with you, so obviously loves your songs. This was so much fun.

Chris

August 27, 2007

You're a Stink POT.

Emma Martin

August 27, 2007

Dear MR DAVID,
Loved ur show at grundy lake!!!! Iwas so glad to preticipate!THANX for a great show!

Emma

Olga Karas

August 22, 2007

Dear Mr. Archibald,
We really enjoyed your performance at Grundy Lake. Of course, the 'Stinkpot' is a real hit with my kids who are only 4 and 2. They've been singing the chorus ever since Grundy. I am amazed at how they are also singing other songs that they only heard once. Just the other day, the little one saw me picking up something and he said: "That's no tin!".... with an accent! Priceless! Thank you, and can't wait for your new CD!
Olga K.

kelly anne moreau

August 20, 2007

Hidie Hoe!!! i had such a blast at ur show. my family and I stayed at Killbear Provincial Park! thank you for making our stay more enjoyable!! ta ta for now!!

From Kelly Moreau. age 10...

The Nesbitt's from Waterloo

August 20, 2007

We had a great time at your show at Grundy Lake! We look forward to buying your CD with the Stinkpot & Poison Ivy song on it. Thanks for helping make our vacation even better!!

Andrew

August 19, 2007

David,
Thanks for the outstanding show you performed for the campers at Grundy Lake Provincial Park! We love your songs, your lyrics and your audience involvement. You're a skilled musician, singer, song-writer, producer and performer, well done my friend! Hopefully we can book you for another Grundy performance next summer, Godspeed David!

-NHE Staff, Grundy Lake

Danny Z.

August 8, 2007

Hey David,
Just a quick sign-in to say thanks for the fun music. The first time I ever heard you was at Charleston Lake probably about 8 years ago. I was camping with my family and was around 6 or 7. Since then, thinking about camping there is always associated with your music. I remember my younger siblings watching Mr. Dressup one day and seeing you on the show. It was fun to see and here. We are going back to Charleston again in a few days and I am looking forward to playing your tape (yes, my care actually is one of the few that still plays cassettes) for the whole drive up there. I find it refreshing to here such variety in music these days. It seems that many people have lost the appreciation for the art of older styled music…but I find yours to be a stimulating reminder. Thanks a lot,
Danny Z.

caitlyn

August 5, 2007

hey david,
i just loved your show at
kettle lakes provinchal park!i went up onstage and
held the flashlite in your show!!!

SINCERLY CAITLYN MOREAU

Ed and Glenys Whiteway

August 3, 2007

Hi David,
Thanks very much for a great concert at the Northern Lights Pavillion in Haliburton on August 2. I really enjoyed talking to you when you were on stage at intermission time.
You have a very professional approach to your music. If you ever get a chance please come for a visit. Our phone number is 705-457-2005. We are at 1377 Wonderland Rd. Since you live on the Blairhampton Triangle, you are really close to our home. Please bring your family.
Cheers and all the continued success with your music. Really enjoyed your daughter's beautiful voice and guest Tom Regina.
Ed Whiteway

Erin

August 2, 2007

David Archibald played for us at White Lake Provincial Park! He was very entertaining with high energy and enthusiasm. His original songs about our great provincial parks and their history are fun and informative!! Thanks for a great show...hope to see you again next year!

LJ Matheson

August 1, 2007

Hello David,
I am not sure how to go about getting in touch with you to do a story about your work in Gananoque at the playhouse. I'm a reporter with the Gananoque Reporter and we are interested in featuring you in our upcoming Sept. edition of Cottage Times. If you could contact me that would be great...thanks heaps, LJ

Charlie Mattina

July 29, 2007

Great performance at the Teaching Place in Quetico PP. Hope to see you back soon!

melanie schat

July 26, 2007

Two of my children saw your show in Restoule Prov. Pk. but one of them missed it but loves your CD. Do we need tickets for the Toronto show at Cloverdale Mall?

Jim Sugiyama

July 11, 2007

My friend and I saw you perform at Canoe Songs II-Hugh's Room-super performance-your daughter did a super job on 'The Path of the Paddle'. Great stuff!

elizabeth

July 6, 2007

i love david ssoo much. i met him seven years ago when i was 6 in kill bear park. And now i'm 13. i'm from the US and we love to listen to david music all the time. If you email david he will email you back!!!!! we all just love to hear him sing!!!!

April,kingston On

December 20, 2006

wow, i stumbled across your website while searching for writing workshops.Your songs are not only brilliant but refreshingly humorous.renee has the voice of an angel...inspirational

Dean Burke

October 3, 2006

Hi David,

Just thought I'd pop in and say hello...you should check out http://www.geocities.com/canadiancountdown .
We have been featuring your music on our show and it has gotten some good feedback, hence why it still is on the countdown.

Look forward to seeing you somewhere in Ontario Parks this summer!

Michelle Nesbitt

October 3, 2006

Hi David,

My family and I saw you at an outdoor concert at Restoule Prov. Pk. this past summer and thought you were greeattt!!

I spoke to Marta at concert too. She (and you) know my cousins, Pam and Pete Moffat.

Hope to see you next summer at some Prov. Parks.

I'm going to order one of your cd's for me and my boys. They are 6 and 8 and loved your music. Too shy at concert though! The next day at Restoule in Information Centre they were playing one of your cd's and my kids noticed it and pointed it out.

Thanks and say hi to Marta from Michelle.

Yohanna Vanderkley

September 16, 2006

Hi David, I came across your website and thought I'd say hello. I'm still in the music business and loving it. Not easy but never dull! All the best with your music. Yo Vanderkley

emily

September 13, 2006

hey david iwas wondering if you did guitar lessons. if you do e mail me

Linda C

August 16, 2006

Hi. I saw you at the Charleston Lake Lore show last week. Aug 9 weekend. You was great. My family has been singing the backpack song since. No one can say Irish wristwatch.
Thanks for the fun time.

Tom K.

July 30, 2006

My son and I caught you at Mikisew yesterday. Thanks for entertaining us. You have a great story telling ability. I'm glad the rain held out.

Lauren anderson

July 28, 2006

Im with amanda, I saw u too! awesome songs! expessially "were goin on a campin in the rough" and we got the rock" Yes u may remeber me i was sittin at the back with too friends....u no the one that yelled spongebob :) yeah thats me!

amanda makela

July 28, 2006

i saw you at kakabeka falls (rock the falls)

emily

July 18, 2006

hi i was in your song writeing camp at st. lawrence collage and i am in guitar camp write now and learning sweet home alabama and hope you have the time of your life

Bea

July 10, 2006

DAVID!!!!
I finally got to your website! It's weird not seeing you at camp everyday! Thanks for everything!! :)

Peter Mosley

July 5, 2006

Our family has camped at Charleston Lake for 15 years. My kids grew up to the lyrics and fun on Legends and Lore (3 copies!). But we just never lucked out seeing you at the ampitheatre with the bats and bugs. So we book MacGregor for the 15th and HEY! there he is! Looking forward to completing the circle. Our kids are 11,12 & 13 now but I bet they sing along to everything from the Charleston and Pinery albums. Hope you bring some copies of your recent work for us to buy. See you at MacGregor!

patricia anne wilson

June 22, 2006

Hi Dave
I remember you singing moonshawdow at the southampton tennis dance. you made me melt....
Valdy is married to my cousin Kathy, i was one of the lepage girls..
you are always with me
all my love to you
patti

Dave Henderson

May 22, 2006

I remember seeing you perform at the Frost Centre back in 1997, I was part of a scout troop across from Ireland. I've always had such lyrics as 'save our sturgeon s.o.s.' rattling around my head, and I especially liked St Nora's Tower. I see from associated websites that the Frost Centre appears to be closing, which is a real shame. Is your CD in support of this available in the UK? I would very much like to get a copy if possible.
For me your performance in that concert almost ten years ago provided me with lasting memories, which continue today. No doubt a CD would bring them all flooding back! Best wishes, and continued success. Dave.

Mary Ro

April 27, 2006

You are the best and i've have ever konwn and i think you have a great voice and your playing is great.
Your friend, Mary Rose Ellen Lasher

Candace Lowes

February 5, 2006

David, I'm not sure you remember me at all, my name is Candace Lowes and I am from Minden ON. I went to school with your daughter Renée.
I was flipping through the channels this morning and came across you on Mr. Dressup! I could not believe it. At the young age of 6 or 7, I wasn't aware of how big you were! I was so impressed and couldn't believe it when I heard you talk about Renée.
Again, I'm not sure if you remember me at all, but my friend Tracey Sharpless and I were talking about this and wondered how Renée was. It's great to see how successful you are, congratulations.

Candace Lowes

Joyce Parslow

January 7, 2006

Hi there: We caught your performance last summer (05) at a museum in Prescott ON and have been groupies ever since. We purchased the Perilous Pirate's Daughter CD from you and would love to catch this as a play performance sometime. Would you please let us know where and when it will be showing again? Your music has brought many a smile and discussion with the kids and I. Thanks so much,

Joyce in Guelph

lindsay & ayeila daneshmend (yarker)

November 8, 2005

Sally, sally, sleepy serpent sally!
we saw you on much more music talking about avril, and remembered all the times you sang to us! hope you and the family are doing well!