Man, great stuff! I am glad to
know you! Your song I Have A Secret is such a incredible song. I
look forward to hearing more of your music. Thanks for saying things
that are so important. Peace brother.
Laura's Dream World
Hey Hey Duncan! I just read Wow
Wee What A Nice Pair Of Shoes. I Love it! That's great! Groovy web
site! Tell Sally the Cow that she's far out 'cause she does what she
wants, and that she's invited to tea in the sky with me. Peace, Love
Living In The Sky
How cool are you Duncan? Great
web site, incredible music and quite the impressive resume. I
imagine your children had the greatest lullabies of all time! Keep
playing man! Peace!
Wild Wonderful West Virginia
I just sort of happened upon
your site quite by accident, but it was such a pleasant surprise.
The students with whom I work tend to be older, so maybe that's why
I hadn't heard of you before ... or maybe it's one of those
Canada/U.S. things. I really enjoyed your story about Sally the
Magnificent Cow. Good luck to you in the future.
The Lighthouse Library
Hello Duncan, I have to say
you've really got a talent! I especially love your tribute song to
Stompin' Tom Connors. I wonder why eh! I hope you make it big one
day, and I hope you will get a call from good ole' Tom about your
song to him.
Stompin' Tom Connors by Mike Dunlop
Ajax, Ontario Canada
Hello Duncan,I really enjoyed
your site. Keep up the great work! I will be sure to tell others.
Have a great day!
My daughter introduced me to
your website. Was very glad to see. Enjoying it very much. Great
Leland, North Carolina
I am 8 years old and like your
You have a smooth sound and
some real unique songs. You have a nice talent for writing. Keep it
Carline & Michael Maroon
Great site! Our Grandchildren
love it as well - THANK YOU!!
I just listened to some of your
Real Audio songs for children and I think I'm going to have to
bookmark this one for my little man. I'll have to put up a link to
your site from my page. You have some great material!
Shell's Songwriting Page
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Hey your songs sounds very
good! I like that and wish you have much fun while doing that. Keep
Absulum The Reindeer Elf
I enjoyed this story immensely.
Can't wait for my grandchildren to hear it.
I enjoyed listening to Absulum The
Reindeer Elf. Thanks!
This has got to be one of the best
stories for children I have heard in A long time. Wonderful job !!!
Our grandkids will love it.
Pleasant Lake, MI
I like when the sleigh got fixed.
I am 3 years old and my mom is typing for me. Thanks for the story!
Thank you for a beautiful poem. I
will be back with my grandchildren!
Ft Madison, IA, USA
That reading of Absulum the
Reindeer Elf was the coolest thing I have ever seen on the Internet.
Are more like this?
**Fab story my little girl loved
it although she was disappointed that he never delivered the toys!
**You will be happy to know
that Absulum The Reindeer Elf had a special gift from Santa's Sleigh
delivered to England to Linda's Little Girl
Just wonderful! I really enjoyed
your story. I cant wait to read it to my child tomorrow. I have
bookmarked and will be back. God bless!
Twas The Night Before Christmas ~ Rewritten for Childhood Disease
I am a grandmom in my mid 50's. I
adore you poem, can't want to show it to the grandsons. You are very
talented. Thanks so much for sharing!
Charlotte's Web of Fantasy
I really think this is a wonderful
story we listen to it as a family. The little ones found it very
moving. Thanks for the story telling!
I love your story about the
reindeer, would you please contact me as I would like permission to
re-print it in my newspaper for the Dec. issue. Great website and
Small Street Journal ~ Children's Family Newspaper
Very nice story!
Yes, very nice!!
The story was great! My favorite
part was the music!!!
The story was delightful, I can't
wait to share it with our 3rd Grade students. That is, if it is ok.
Your Christmas Story Absulum The
Reindeer Elf?? It's JUST GREAT !!
Australia / New Zealand
Great story. It was wonderful to
have it read to the students by you.
Patrice - "It was cute."
Sarah - "The elf was kind."
This is only 2 comments from a First Grade Class.
The Love & Safety Club
Great site! I've included it on a
link to mine for parental reference, if that's okay! Chao!
Gayle's Kindergarten Page
British Columbia, Canada
Excellent Program!!! My students
from last year are still singing the words, loved being a part of a
Club and the value of safety was really reinforced and made
meaningful for them!! Thanks Duncan!! I am using it again this year
and the extra added bonus, is that it even goes with the
Just wanted to say that I like
your site and what it is all about. Children are the core and we all
have to help lead them toward good things. I have four of my own and
I know they are growing up in a tough world. It sure isn't like it
was when I was a kid. Thanks for caring.
Sue Dunlap Jenkins
We are doing a unit on Safety and
are enjoying your web site. THANKS!!!!!!!
Miss Grisham's Third Grade Class
Letters From Cyber-Space
An Open Letter
Mountain View, Arizona
Used With Permission
From Jonathan Cohen
Don't ask me where I found this Web page but I've
spent about an hour reading and listening to it and I like it. I
like it! I LIKE IT!! Your songs and stories are terrific. I'd be
happy to show them to my jumpy little niece (she's 7) and pull her
away from Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. I especially liked
the Sally the Cow Story which was downright Dr. Seuss-ish, and the
delightful. And your Cape Breton Calypso, You Are The One, is almost
too good for kids. I'm also impressed with your play-and-story
lineup. In other words if you're so good, what are you doing in Nova
With a lifelong soft spot for things Canadian,
I've long known about your very active children's music scene and
have always enjoyed the likes of Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot and
Diana Krall. I'm not sure if you belong in the same paragraph as
these - or do you? A good song need not be limited to youngsters.
If you ever make it to New England, I know at
least a few kids- and their parents- who'd enjoy hearing you. For
now, thanks for your time and sharing your talents with us lucky
Web-heads. Again, I like it! I like it! I LIKE IT!! Keep up the good
An Open Letter
Used With Permission
From Crystal Mencher
Stevenson Ranch, California
Hello Duncan! I've been listening to TLC this
morning while working on my computer, and I love it! I am looking
forward to listening to your other music as well. I wanted to thank
you again for sending me a tape of your "big people"
music! That was very thoughtful of you.
I am a preschool teacher at what's known as a Lab
School: A preschool located on a college campus where adults learn
about working with children as lab students. I am an Associate
teacher, which means that I work along with a Master teacher,
Assistant teacher, and lab students. It is a wonderful job.
I printed out your story Sally the Magnificent Cow
and memorized it for my grouptime last week. The children loved the
story, they listened and laughed and participated. I inserted
questions like "What do you think the teacher will do when she
comes in the room?" It has inspired all sorts of activities in
the classroom. We have done painting on cow-shaped paper, read other
cow books, sang cow songs, and are planning more related activities.
Now that I have your songs on CD and tape I am
excited about creating activities to go along with them. Being
interested in your music, I was wondering if you have ever tried to
get a guest spot on US talk shows. Have you ever thought of going on
a show such as The Rosie O'Donnell Show? Rosie's audience consists
of many children and mothers. The Early Childhood field is exploding
here, and children's music is very popular. It was just a thought
that I had. I'd love to see you succeed in the US as well!
Thank you again Duncan! Best of luck to you as
always, hopefully soon in the US as well as Canada!
An Open Letter
Used With Permission
I don't know if you remember talking to me, but I
saw you in Sydney at the May Flower Mall over March Break. I know
you meet a lot of people after a concert, so if you don't recall our
conversation, I completely understand.
My name is Marlane MacNeill and I am mom to four
children between the ages of 1 and 10. Two of my children were
adopted by my husband, Ralph and I a number years ago. At that time,
the oldest of our two adopted children was less than six years old.
The day after receiving custody and making the long trip to take
them home, we went to see a Duncan Wells concert. It took some time
but soon, the newest members to our family finally began to dance,
and they danced like they had never done before. On the way home the
oldest said: "It feels good to be a kid, I like it".
This marked a significant event in their lives.
They come from a very difficult background, one that I thought only
happened on T.V. Since that day, although there were a lot of bumps
in their road (and still are) they have come to associate you with
the day they belonged to a "real family". We still have a
lot of problems to work on and they both have special needs that
will be life long, but the big picture shows a miraculous
improvement. We were told: "Don't expect much and you won't be
disappointed". They are both in regular school with assistance
and resource and are doing well academically.
When we hit rocky roads, I have discovered that
playing your music can help a lot, one of the children experiences a
problem with depression and rage, but if I can catch him early
enough, the music seems to calm him, heading off a rage before it
starts, and drying tears.
I know this is a lengthy letter but I wanted you
to see just how important you are to our family, you will never know
exactly the extent of my appreciation of who you are as there are no
words to describe properly. I do know, however, as we await a bed in
an Out-of-Province Children's Hospital for one of them that I will
be packing his Duncan Wells tapes for him. Please keep doing what
you are doing, shining like a star and showing my children how to
shine as well. Thank you for being you.
PS: The children would like to email you sometime
Mr. Duncan Wells:
Hi! My name is Jennifer Coffeen; this is my eighth
year of teaching. I teach in the Peoria School District in Arizona.
I am creating a website and want to provide links to my parents of
excellent resources. I found your website on the Tuscon School
District "Faves In Fives" website. It's under the
reading section in the magic keys category.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how perfect your
website is for children! It is, by far, my favorite so far. The
songs you've written are going to be a big hit and the stories are
interesting with good messages! I think you are doing a great job! I
plan to tell all of my parents about it this year. I'm teaching
kindergarten and have a morning and afternoon class! So I'm sure
your site will get visited frequently! Just wanted to let you know
how much I like it.
I just want to say that you made my childhood so much more special.
I came to the boardwalk every time you played because I just loved
your songs and your concerts. Thinking back I fondly remember coming
up on stage with you to sing a song or two and getting a great big
hug at the end. I still find myself humming TLC and Kayakin.those
two were always my favorite. I'm 16 now, but I will always remember
those wonderful days at the boardwalk.
Thank you so much.
We celebrated my parent's fiftieth wedding
anniversary tonight with a little family party at their summer
bungalow in Ben Eoin. The highlight of the evening was our little
circle ceremony. We had Mom and Dad dance to As the Circle
Continues, and then the family joined one-at-a-time in the order
that they joined the family--first their children, followed by our
spouses, and then the grandchildren--19 people in all. We all held
hands and swayed to the music, and at the end, each of the
grandchildren presented mom and dad with a rose. It was very
moving---not a dry eye in the room. I want to thank you from the
bottom of my heart for sending me this beautiful song (four times).
You made our night. I'm looking forward to seeing Four Men in a Tub.
I saw it for the first time last summer. I loved it so much---I went
twice. Thanks again for all your help.
Mary Elaine Muise
Your music rocks, Or maybe I
should tell you that I have a son who loves to be rocked while
listening to your stuff. I even like it. My son Evan is five years
old and has a terminal heart disease. (You better not being saying,
"I am so sorry.") Don't be he is an awesome son. But
lately we have been having a bit of hard time with his behavior. He
has already out lived his diagnosis which was two years. Evan has a
full time nursing staff and his bedroom is a mini ICU. So last
Saturday I had Evan all alone here at home with his brother Noah
nine years and my wife Penni was working. I have been on a fatherly
mission to help my son. I have been looking and searching for
something that he would like that he could enjoy. Even though Evan
can walk a bit and his head is not all there he is still a typical
five year old. Evan's nurses have been complaining he has been
irritable and been banging his head. So last Saturday was going to
be a time for me to work with Evan. I started to search the internet
for resource for Evan. I came upon your site. "Hey Evan let
check out this music." I told Evan while he sat in my lap. He
signed back by touching the back of his hand to his chin which is
his way of saying yes. He loved it. I could hardly believe I had
never tried children's music before. When Monday arrived I showed
Evans day nurse how to get to your site and had her sit in the chair
and listen to the magic. I left for work and told her I would call
her later. "Hey Diana, how did Evan do with the new music
thing?" I asked from my cell phone while driving my work van.
"I can't believe it." She replied. "What do you
mean?" "He sat in my lap for an hour while I clicked on
the songs." "Cool" "Then I just left him there
while I charted and gave him his meds for another hour." So
Duncan I just wanted you to know that your music has touched not
only a special child but also his father. Isn't that just the
coolest to know your stuff can reach others like us and no telling
how many others are like us out here. Job well done!
Scott Newport Royal oak Michigan
Dear Duncan Wells
I saw you the other day at the
Teddy Bear Picnic in Sydney, and it brought back many
memories from my childhood. I remember seeing your shows on
Canada Day in my home
town of Glace Bay, at the Queen Elizabeth Park. Hearing those
songs again and still
remembering the words brought a tear to my eye. I just wanted
to say thank you for
so many childhood memories, and I wanted you to know that you
influenced my life in
a very positive way and although I am grown now and live away from
hearing your voice singing about going kay-ay-acing still brings a
giant smile to my
face. Thank you very much Duncan Wells!!
God Bless and take care,Media Quotes
Your fan Garrett Chant
"His lyrics indicate an above-average
understanding of the pre-school mind." ~ John Hoffman - Today's
"This musical secret will soon be known to
the rest of the world." ~ Ken MacLeod - The Cape Breton Post
"He is one of those multi-talented
individuals whose creative genius streaks everything he
touches." ~ Marci Lin Melvin - Amherst Daily News
TLC, Duncan Wells' second album is certainly
worthy of a national audience." ~ John Hoffman - Today's Parent
"Cape Breton has produced yet another
treasure" ~ Carla DiGiorgio - The Cape Bretoner Magazine