Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dave Goulder

DSWA of UK instructor Dave Goulder with his workshop students

Dave Goulder is a singer song writer dry stone waller. He and his wife Mary and live in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. Dave came to Canada and taught a workshop at our very first Rocktoberfest back in 2004. (Pictured above in the blue overalls) 

We are very pleased to announce that he is returning this year to teach a beginners course along with Norman Haddow. Akira Inman and Evan Oxland both having their intermediate certification and taken the instructors training course held in Vermont last winter will be assisting Dave and Norman.

Dave produced a very successful film a while back called How To Build and Repair Dry Stone Walls, A 60-minute video/DVD explaining the basic principles of dry stone walling. Filmed in Scotland and the Cotswolds you can order it from the Dry Stone Walling Association, DSWA.

I met up with Dave again at a DSWA AGM gathering in England last December and invited him and Mary to our festival. It was there too that I obtained his newest CD which is a collection of songs and poems about dry stone walling which you will want to get a copy of when you come to Hart House Farm this coming weekend to hear him sing on Sunday night at Rocktoberfest.

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