Community Songwriting Experience

May 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Update: Our community songwriting session was fun and productive! (There’s even video of the session on our Youtube channel) but here’s the mp3 of Jon Gailmor singing “Join Us In Fairlee!”


We’ve got Peregrine Falcons on the Palisades
Beloved, blue lake where Samuel Morey played
Hiking up to Bald Top—what a view!
Parties in the town hall—dancing, too

Welcome to Fairlee, a scrappy little place
Guaranteed to please and put a smile on your face
We ain’t no city—you can ditch your stress
Join us in Fairlee—be our guest!

Connecticut River on the eastern side
Farming to the north, a source of pride
Soft Lake Fairlee with its rising trout
A piece of paradise without a doubt


Railroad station in the middle of town
Concerts on the Common, where we all get down!
Parade on the Fourth, when our spirit shines
Life in Fairlee is mighty fine!


end of update

With guidance from Vermont singer/songwriter Jon Gailmor, we’ll work together (using video-conferencing) to create an original song about Fairlee! Think about what makes our town special and what we should incorporate into the lyrics, then join us online to share your thoughts and make our song come to life! A link to join the event will be posted on the Fairlee Community Arts website.

Absolutely no singing or musical experience necessary! All Fairlee residents and friends welcome.

Jon Gailmor photo

Jon Gailmor was born in New York City and failed to grow up in Philadelphia, Connecticut, Israel, Europe, Massachusettes, Rhode Island and, since 1977, Vermont.  He has and continues to sing for audiences prenatal through prehistoric in every setting under the sun: from the grapevines of southern France to a tennis stadium in Lima, Peru; a Men’s Room in Philadelphia with his college barbershop quartet; countless bars and folk clubs around the country; pre-schools through high schools; universities and everywhere in between.

Jon presents songwriting residencies and workshops in schools, for companies, and for any group or person who’d like to compose a song.  He also creates and delivers singing telegrams for United Way of Lamoille County.  He performed as Vermont’s representative at the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center in Washington and in 1996 carried the Olympic Torch through Brattleboro, on its way to Atlanta.  Jon has toured with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, has released seven albums, and lives with his family and lots of other creatures in Elmore.

Jon Gailmor is passionately committed to the power of music, emotions, and laughter.


To join the Songwriting Experience with Jon Gailmor
May 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting with computer or mobile device
Meeting ID: 811 7246 5663

To join by phone:
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 811 7246 5663


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