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April greetings friends...my monthly concert hours happens in two weeks, and we'll honor the Earth (and other things) on this night. The evening is jointly sponsored by the Anacortes and Mount Vernon Centers for Spiritual Living, both vibrant communities in my former home of Washington State.

The first Earth Day was in 1970, so here we are a half-century later and still in need of reminder to be better stewards of our only planet.

Years ago when I lived in Seattle I became friends with a man named Mark Dubois. Mark began as an environmental activist, initially focusing on saving rivers and has worked to mobilize and engage citizens globally for a more sustainable future. In 1972 he co-founded Environmental Traveling Companions (E.T.C.) to offer environmental education and Outward Bound-type trips to disabled persons and disadvantaged youth. In 1973, he co-founded Friends of the River to fight the flooding of the Stanislaus River and canyon by the New Melones Dam. He reached national fame when he chained himself to a rock on the banks of the river to prevent the flooding of the river. He also co-founded International Rivers in 1984, and served as the International Coordinator of Earth Day 1990 and 2000.

Mark heard a song I wrote in 1981 ~ Earth ~ and asked my permission to use it as a theme song for his International Earth Day activities. I also got to sing this at the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York City in 1985.
Tune in a little early to hear my 1988 recording from my first cassette :-)

Then help us honor our orb on these streaming platforms:
Zoom Meeting ID: 873 9467 5618 ~ Passcode: 972135
Youtube - https://youtu.be/E6ci6Y-2Nvs
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DavidRothMusic/live/

and stick around on Zoom for the after party. Thanks in advance to Brandon O'Sullivan, my resident "techspert" for handling the electronica!

Please feel free to circulate the flyer below too, and check my website for future online and in-person events:

http://davidrothmusic.com/tour-2/

In the latter category for 2022, Florida in January, Texas and North Carolina in February/March, and the Pacific Northwest in April...always open to more adventures, so drop me a line. You always have my gratitude for your interest in my work.
Earth Day Music Hour 2021 PDF
So far, my July 6-15, 2021 tour to Ireland is still on, so if you're interested, there are a few spots open, and (of course) a refund policy is in place.
$2,650 – US$2,800 per person plus flights, accommodation on the night before the tour starts, lunches, six dinners, drinks and tips.
Selected from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare
https://www.inishfreetours.com/
We'll keep you updated on viability and travel-ability.
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August 30 -Sept 4, 2021 ~ space! This one's going for sure.
$2,200 per person plus your flights and 1-night pre-trip accommodation
Rafting the Main Stem of the Salmon River (ID)
All 30 of us went as scheduled last August, with every hygiene and safety precaution in place, and it was utterly glorious. We paddle again, with 6 guides, 3 generous (and healthy) meals (all diets can be accommodated) a day, the most beautiful campsites in the world, and music by firelight each night. All levels, kids and grandkids welcomed (we may write songs too)...


2022
June 12-21, 2022 ~ Ireland ~ almost full
$2,650 – $2,800 per person double occupancy or
$3,150 – $3,300 single occupancy plus flights, accommodation on the night before the tour starts, lunches, six dinners, drinks and tips.
Counties Donegal, Sligo, and Clare
https://www.inishfreetours.com/

September 24-October 3, 2022 ~ Ireland ~ write me to hold your spot
$2,650 – $2,800 per person double occupancy or
$3,150 – $3,300 single occupancy plus flights, accommodation on the night before the tour starts, lunches, six dinners, drinks and tips.
Counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare
https://www.inishfreetours.com/
Year #9 continues...
Yours in song and spirit

david
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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
First and last photos courtesy of https://pixabay.com/
www.davidrothmusic.com