2016 Forest Garden Convergence

On June 4th and 5th, 2016, I had the great pleasure of being the keynote speaker and giving a concert at the annual “Forest Garden Convergence” southwest of London, Ontario.  It was a truly inspiring weekend of “learning, growing, deepening relationships and hands-on experiences in the art and science of Forest Gardening.”  Presenters covered topics from the foundations of forest gardening, plant foraging, wild edibles, herb walks, nature connection, deep ecology, and so much more, at The Living Centre, where hosts and organizers, Shantree Kocera and Lorenna Bousquet-Kocera, “walk the walk” of sustainable living and care for the spirit, the body, and the environment.  I closed my set on Saturday night with the song “Dogs”, and a little pooch in the audience started to howl, and soon the room was filled with nothing but baying two-legged hounds.

Join us at Ecofolk 2016!

Sunday, April 10th, is Ecofolk 2016 – Benefit Concert in support of the Thames Talbot Land Trust, to be held at London’s Aeolian Hall from 2-4 p.m. featuring Pete Denomme & the Cosmic Cowboys, Katy Carswell, Jarmo Jalava, Christine Newland, Supernatural Buffalo, and Brent Jones. The Land Trust works diligently to protect threatened areas in Southernwestern Ontario. Please come out, help us raise awareness of the TTLT’s work, and celebrate our natural heritage.

For more info visit www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca and www.aeolianhall.ca.

I expect to have a very special guest with me on stage as I sing in support of this important cause!

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Paisley “Homecoming”

Grey-Bruce Friends!

On October 25 I had the pleasure of returning to our one-time home in picturesque Paisley on the banks of the mighty Saugeen in the heart of Bruce County.  The concert at Back Eddies was hosted by our dear friends Erica and Jim McNamara in the lovely and warm Sticks and Stones Gallery.  I was joined be joined by my multi-talented friend Paul Shilton on upright bass, keyboards, accordion, guitar and percussion — but not all, necessarily, at the same time.  It was a beautiful evening and a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones….

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Back to the Garden Roots Music Festival

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On August 24 I had the pleasure of performing with my multi-talented friend Paul Shilton at the third annual “Back to the Garden Roots Music Festival” in the verdant Carolinian hills near Dorchester, Ontario.  Hosted by songwriter Brent Jones on his family farm, this free music fest is co-organised by Brent himself and the London Music Club.  The band lineup and audience turnout (and response!) were fabulous, and the food and artisans displaying their wares in the beaming August sunshine (not apparent in the pics — really, the sun did shine!) made for nothing short of a perfect day.  Thank you to Brent, Pete, Jan and all the volunteers who make this unique event possible.

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"Jarmo Jalava writes songs rich in whimsy and wonder. There is a recognizable sound here-think of Bruce Cockburn's crisp melodicism and Daniel Lanois's low-burn intensity-but there is also a fresh voice.

Jalava has edge and intelligence, heart and soul. His music stays with you."

Charles Foran, music reviewer for the National Post

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