David Archibald: Guestbook
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November 20, 2014
I was in one of the classes that did a song with you, way back when.
I was at Margret Twomey Public School, in Marathon Ontario. I cannot seem to find the song we did, If you could get back to me on that, it'd be Great!
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.
April 27, 2014
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
Lloyd and Noreen Whitten
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
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?
October 5, 2013
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.
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
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.
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!
March 21, 2013
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.
November 6, 2012
hi,love the song that we wrote to gether in 5/6 E!★ evryone loved it!
October 26, 2012
Hi David, Thank you for helping us write a song at Keppel Sarawak school hope you come back next year
October 5, 2012
It was awesome working with you this week David at Keppel sarawak elementary school everyone hopes you come back next year
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 ;)
August 10, 2012
Great show at Bon Echo on 09/08/2012.I loved it.I hope to see your show again.
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.
The Diotte Family
July 27, 2012
Great concert at Grundy Lake tonight. Awesome entertainment for the whole family. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
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!
August 30, 2011
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.
August 27, 2011
Saw you preform on August 26, 2001 at Grundy L
August 14, 2011
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!
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
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.
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
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:)
Schreiber Public School
November 11, 2010
Hi david this is Mckenna and I love that Schreiber song and will you put it on this website? bye
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:)
November 11, 2010
Hey I am from Schrieber Public school
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!!!
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
July 12, 2010
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 !!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. Rob
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!
September 21, 2009
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.
September 21, 2009
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!
Dean Burke, Natural Heritage Education Leader, Neys Prov. Park
August 9, 2009
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.
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.
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
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.
July 6, 2009
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your concert in Tobermory on July 4th.
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!
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?
April 8, 2009
In Flanders Fields; what a beautiful song!
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!
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?
March 16, 2008
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
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.
Trails and Tours
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.
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.
August 27, 2007
You're a Stink POT.
August 27, 2007
Dear MR DAVID,
Loved ur show at grundy lake!!!! Iwas so glad to preticipate!THANX for a great show!
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!
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!!
August 19, 2007
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
August 8, 2007
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 musicâ€¦but I find yours to be a stimulating reminder. Thanks a lot,
August 5, 2007
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
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.
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!
August 1, 2007
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
July 29, 2007
Great performance at the Teaching Place in Quetico PP. Hope to see you back soon!
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?
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!
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!!!!
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
October 3, 2006
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!
October 3, 2006
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.
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
September 13, 2006
hey david iwas wondering if you did guitar lessons. if you do e mail me
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.
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.
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!
July 28, 2006
i saw you at kakabeka falls (rock the falls)
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
July 10, 2006
I finally got to your website! It's weird not seeing you at camp everyday! Thanks for everything!! :)
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
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
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.
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
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 RenÃ©e.
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 RenÃ©e.
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 RenÃ©e was. It's great to see how successful you are, congratulations.
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!