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Valdy

Portrait of Valdy by

David Goatley SFCA, CIPA

visit David at http://www.davidgoatley.com/

Valdy has been entertaining audiences in Canada and a dozen other countries since the late 1960s. The singer, songwriter and guitar player is an icon in the Canadian folk music scene with 13 albums and two Juno Awards behind him.

Born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his albums and has seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit. He has travelled the length and breadth of Canada, and toured abroad from Denmark to Australia. For five years in a row he has been invited to perform at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas.

Today Valdy lives with his wife Kathleen on Salt Spring Island, where he is a frequent performer at charity events and benefits. He is also the sound man at events of the Salt Spring Folk Club, an organization he helped found a few years ago.

* 14 albums, 22 singles, 4 Gold Records, nearly half a million units sold worldwide.

* 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations (Country Male Vocalist & Folksinger).

* "Songwriter of the Year" and CARAS awards in Folk/Bluegrass categories.

* Host of "BC Music Project" music video show, winner of the 1989 Gold Ribbon Talent Development Award.

* TV talk show guest (Open Mic w/ Mike Bullard Feb.'01, Canada AM Feb.'01) and occasional guest/host

*Twice was a panelist on the popular Front Page Challenge

* CBC simulcast (TV w/ Radio 2 stereo), an hour-long TV special "Folksinger Deluxe with a Side of Fries".

*Lead role on "The Beachcombers", minor roles in 2 movie features.

*Valdy has toured and still does tour in America, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Valdy is an oft-invited performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

*Song writing workshops. Movie sound tracks, TV and film scores. CD producer. Slash burning.

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Valdemar Horsdal was a Dane born in Ottawa. He began playing guitar as a teenager and later learnt piano and orchestration in Victoria. In the mid-sixties he was with The Town Criers. He later played for a Montreal-based band, The Prodigal Sons, but they don't appear to have made it onto vinyl. By the mid-seventies he was one of Canada's most successful folk singers (second to Gordon Lightfoot), having signed to A&M distributed Haida Records in 1972 and enjoyed a string of hits.

He still records today in a career that has spanned 20 years and included collaborations with the Hometown Band and singer/songwriters like Max Bennett and Bob Ruzicka. Later albums, particularly Hot Rocks in 1977, dealt with environmental issues.

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Valdy 1001

vinyl LP
SLOTH RECORDS LABEL #SL 1001

extremely rare sealed LP

small hole in corner

Valdy See How the Years Have Gone By

Released in 1989(1975)

extremely rare used cd in excellent condition

VALDY - SEE HOW THE YEARS HAVE GONE BY (JAPAN CD)

This is a Japanese Issue of a 12-trk CD Album.
PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY,NOT FOR SALE(by Japanese Writing) sticker on jacket. "SAMPLE" stamp on disc.

Valdy Notes From Places

Vinyl LP (12-Inch)
Label: DUKE STREET 1985
CANADA #DSR31010

VERY HARD TO COME BY VINYL LP

2 LPs AVAILABLE

1.NEW SEALED/has right top corner cut off

2.USED ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE. COVER IS VG+, VINYL IS VG++

Valdy Country Man

vinyl LP

Release Date: 12/31/1971

A veteran of the guitar and piano from an early age, Valdy grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, born of Danish parents. From the mid-'60s, he played with the London Town Criers, the Prodigal Sons and Blake Emmons. Signed to A&M for a solo contract, Valdy recorded his first solo album, Country Man, in 1972 and soon became Canada's second most popular folk singer (behind Gordon Lightfoot) through albums such as Landscapes (1973), Family Gathering (1974), See How the Years Have Gone By (1975) and Valdy & the Hometown Band (1976). Four more albums followed for A&M: Hot Rocks (1978), Passport: Best of Valdy (1979), 1001 (1980) and Valdy's Kids Record (1982). After one album for Duke Street entitled Notes from Places in 1985, Valdy signed with Oak Street Music and released Heart at Work in 1993. He has also collaborated with Max Bennett and Bob Ruzicka.

 

very rare LP only 1 available

Vinyl is in VG+++

Cover is

VG+++

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".

Valdy & Hometown Band

vinyl LP
A&M RECORDS INC

Personnel: Valdy – lead vocals & acoustic guitar; Geoff Eyre – drums, percussion & background vocals; Shari Ulrich – violin & background vocals; Claire Lawrence – saxophone & flute; Jerry Scheff – bass; Doug Edwards – bass; Eddie Patterson – electric guitar; Dave Sinclair – acoustic 6 & 12 string guitar; Craig Wood – banjo & mandolin.

very rare LP only 1 available

Condition

RECORD=VG+

OUTER SLEEVE=VG+

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".

 Quality vinyl is getting harder to find every day making it a GREAT INVESTMENT. Many great or favorite recordings are now RARE as they have not been re-issued on CD.

Valdy Family Gathering

Label: A&M SP9013
Release Date: 12/31/1973

 

very rare LP only 1 available

Condition

RECORD=VG+

OUTER SLEEVE=VG+

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".

 

Quality vinyl is getting harder to find every day making it a GREAT INVESTMENT. Many great or favorite recordings are now RARE as they have not been re-issued on CD.

Valdy Passport: The Greatest Hits

originally released on vinyl LP & cassette
A&M RECORDS 1980 CS - 69973

very rare LP only 1 available

Condition

RECORD=VG+

OUTER SLEEVE=VG+

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".
 
Quality vinyl is getting harder to find every day making it a GREAT INVESTMENT. Many great or favorite recordings are now RARE as they have not been re-issued on CD.

Valdy Valdy

A&M RECORDS LABEL #HL 5101

ultra RARE Vinyl LP 12" 33 RPM

 

Condition

RECORD=VG++

OUTER SLEEVE=VG++

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".

Valdy Heart At Work

producers (Bill Henderson, Bill Buckingham and Dan Donahue)

a very rare cd available in mint condition

only 1 used cd available

When Peace Came to The Valley

When peace came to the valley
An old man shook his head
He didn't know too much about it
It was only what he had read
He didn't know too much about it
It was only what he had read

And when peace came to the valley
The Commandant just scoffed
He said my coup will be so simple
With the underbelly soft
He said my coup will be so simple
With the underbelly soft

Yes and when peace came to the valley
You know the church was less than pleased
Because the fear of God and the threat of war
Had kept people on their knees
Hey the fear of God and the threat of war
Had kept people on their knees

When peace came to the valley
When peace came to the valley

When peace came to the valley
The air was fresh and clean
There was a light on the horizon
That the folks had never seen
There was a light on the horizon
That the folks had never seen

So when peace comes to our valley
Be prepared for something new
Because all present attitudes
Will be up for review
Yes all present attitudes
Will be up for review

When peace came to the valley
When peace came to the valley

©1993 Valdy

Credits:

From the album "Heart At Work"
PEG Music ©1993 Well Written Songs/Branch Music

Valdy Landscapes

ultra RARE Vinyl LP 12" 33 RPM

Condition

RECORD=VG+

OUTER SLEEVE=VG++

This LP is graded according to the

"RECORD COLLECTOR'S GRADING SYSTEM".