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David Archibald: Guestbook


August 14, 2019

Loved your show at Pukaskwa August 11! Great entertainment and fun song-alongs, keep up the good stuff!

Vicki Tomori

November 8, 2018

Hello David I know that Mike Sterling asked you last year about your availability for the Southampton Marine Heritage Festival held on the last weekend in JUly each year. Are you available at all on Saturday July 27, 2018 and if so what does it cost for you to do a show?

mandryk family

August 24, 2018

Our entire family enjoyed seeing your performance at Algonquin Park this week. I am trying to find a copy of your Park Songs CD so my boys can enjoy your music but CD Baby doesn't seem to have it on file. is there another place I could purchase one? Thanks so much.

Lillie Kirsch

August 12, 2018

Hi Dave,
My husband and I were recently at Rock Island Lodge where you sang and played guitar. It was such a wonderful experience to hear you and hour hearts, minds and spirits were lifted and renewed by your presence and music. We deeply appreciate the beauty of Canada and the beauty, kindness and spirit of Canadians. It was a lovely experience and we are thoroughly enjoying your CD - it readily takes us back to experiences enjoyed there. We look forward to hearing you in the future! Be well.
Lillie and Steve Kirsch


July 10, 2018

A great evening of entertainment tonight with my daughters at MacGregor Point. Thank you for dropping in to share your love of music and joy of living. Thanks also for signing a CD for my nephew's birthday. I hope to see you again one day soon

Bev Prout

July 9, 2018

We enjoyed your concert tonight at Pinery P Park! Looking forward to learning the new songs!

Jenna Vachon

March 17, 2018

We loved your performance at the Wellington Library today! Lots of fun and laughs. Thank you and hope to see you this summer if you are at one of the parks close to us.

Chris Becke

February 20, 2018

We saw you on a camping trip in 2008 and just pulled out the Perilous Pirates Daughter for a listen! Greetings from Virginia!

Nicole Lemieux

January 6, 2018

I saw you and Jim play as a child at Samuel de Champlain (Jim and Dave’s awesome supernatural camping adventure) and our whole family loved it! We went back for a second show and bought the tape. We listened to that tape SO much and I thought it was lost to time, but this Christmas my mum found it! Best Christmas ever! Thank you so much for all the years of joy and the lessons wrapped up in your music :)

Deb Sholdice

September 29, 2017

Every song is better with a well placed "whoo". #truth

David Cochlin

September 23, 2017

I always enjoy listening to your music. Thank you very much.

Erin Myles

September 18, 2017

hi, Im trying to find a certain tape for my husband that he remembers listening to as a child. i believe it was called bungalow boys and it had songs like pink and Saskatoon berries on it. It would really mean a lot to us if you could let us know where we could find it... or if we even have the right person.
Many thanks.

Mark Frias

September 13, 2017

Visiting as my friend Tyler who saw you at Pinery referred me here. And I saw you had a guest book so I had to sign it! See you in the wilderness.

Jon Van Kesteren

September 2, 2017

Great show today at Rondeau Provincial Park!
It was the first time we heard you and our kids really enjoyed your show! Thanks for picking them as volunteers! It was a lot of fun!

Robinson-Miller Family

August 29, 2017

It was such a pleasure to meet you at the Dahl Forest fundraiser near Minden. FINALLY- after years of listening to your music on long car trips and while enjoying many days in the protected areas that you sing about...our daughters, Kaiya and Keiry, so enjoyed meeting you in person. We'll look forward to attending another show soon. Thanks for taking such an interest in our family.

Brad Bartscher

August 26, 2017

Great show on Wednesday in the rain. To bad about the weather but you played on and made it an enjoyable evening. We were front row and my son was Carson.

Heather and Morden Baker

August 24, 2017

Loved seeing you and meeting you in Pinery Provincial Park on August 19th. You now have seven new fans!


August 21, 2017

I liked the stories. I am reading Bill Johnston's Wikipedia page now. Canada's only pirate(?)


August 20, 2017

Good show at Pinery with the great bllllleeeeeaaaarrr of Canada


August 20, 2017

Thank you David! Our family loved your show at Pinery the other night! So much fun, wonderfully interactive, interesting and educational! Thanks for making our final evening in the park for this summer a memorable one! Hope to catch you again somewhere across our beautiful province! Keep up the wonderful and creative work you do!


August 20, 2017

Thank you David! Our family loved your show at Oinery the other night! So much fun, wonderfully interactive, interesting and educational! Thanks for making our final evening in the park for this summer a memorable one! Hope to catch you again somewhere across our beautiful province! Keep up the wonderful and creative work you do!

Vandervoort Family

August 17, 2017

We really enjoyed your show at Killarney Provincial Park - we can only imagine how good it would have been without the pouring rain! Evan was excited to be on stage with you. We listened to your CD "Park Songs" on the way home, singing along and having fun. You are a talented songwriter and a tremendous performer. We hope to see you again!

Ryan Amanda Makenna and Jackson Olmstead

August 13, 2017

Hey David your awesome! The killbear park show August 10th was super fun. Makenna 8yrs says keep up the great work!
Jackson 5yrs says thanks for letting me pick out the great bear of Canada!
We loved your show dude. I'm still song bombed - "flashlight yeah right wake me up in the middle of the night, backpack junk food snack candy bars and cracker Jacks!"
The Olmsteads

Jains Family

August 11, 2017

Had an amazing show last evening at Killbear park
Kids are all singing the songs memorized yesterday.
Thanks David
(Educational and fun!!)

The Jewitt Family

August 6, 2017

We enjoyed your show at Pancake Bay! We hope you made it to Tobermory for your 1 o'clock show.

Bill & Marg from Wawa

July 22, 2017

Last night's concert was a joy. A perfect setting for the music. Thank you.

Barnard Family

August 22, 2016

We saw you at Blue Lake last week. My boys haven't stopped singing "St. Nora's Tower" and "The five lined sking with the detatchable tail."

Cameron Taylor

August 11, 2016

Hi David...just finished attending your show at Charleston Lake Provincial Park and it was awesome...just like the previous one I saw at Arrowhead Provincial Park a few weeks ahead of that. Thanks for all the great songs! Cameron (you know who I am)

Stuart and Andrea Duggan

July 16, 2016

We Enjoyed you Performance at Oastler Park. Brush up on your Father and Son and maybe learn Kumbya for next time. Great show good luck.

Mary Anne Keith

July 15, 2016

My husband and I saw your concert at Bon Echo Provincial Park Wednesday night ..... wished our grand daughter had been there to see you, she would have had a great time. Lots of fun, hope to see you again!!

Pat Morden

July 8, 2016

Wow, fabulous concert at the Pinery last weekend. Such talent, energy, fun! Thanks for coming. Hope that we can't lure you again next summer.


September 21, 2015

It was great to hear you again at Charleston Lake this summer! When I was young we had a cd with a song about the colour pink. I was wondering if you still sell that cd? We used to listen to it a lot, but can't find it anymore, it would be great to listen to it again! Thanks!

Midwood Family

July 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed your interactive performance at The Pinery this evening!

Brendon Needham

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!

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


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


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

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.


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.

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.

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"

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!

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

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.


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:)
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

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:)


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!!!


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 !!!

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 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

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!

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.


July 6, 2009

Hi David,

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!

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


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

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.


August 27, 2007

You're a Stink POT.

Emma Martin

August 27, 2007

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


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!!


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

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.


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!!!


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


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
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