Jon Gailmor

Seeds, roots & branches: beginnings

It so happens that in the Sindarin language (an "elvish" language modeled after Welsh, and developed by J.R.R. Tolkien for Middle-Earth, his fantasy world, "Gail" means "light", and "mor" means "darkness". So in English, "Gailmor" means "light-darkness". There are two wizards by that name in "The Adventures of Qualme", according to Niilo Paasivirta , its producer. They are both somewhat crazy, as the name might imply.

All I know is that I was born in New York State and failed to grow up in Philadelphia. I've been writing songs and trying them out on people prenatal through prehistoric since 1971. I've performed in a tennis stadium in Lima, Peru, in theatres in Russia, Latvia and Ecuador, in schools, colleges, child care and senior centers around the United States, in clubs, coffeehouses and prisons and on tour with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, to name a few settings. My musical locales and audiences continue to expand, and I give songwriting workshops and residencies in schools and at conferences throughout the country.

Some more tidbits -- I'm an alumnus of the University Of Pennsylvania, and host a weekly radio show for immature Vermonters -- Just Kiddin'. In 1996, I carried the Olympic Torch through Brattleboro, Vermont, on its way to Atlanta, and didn't drop it. I'm proud to live in Elmore, Vermont with my wife, son, two daughters, and other creatures with various numbers of legs, or none at all.

Seeds, roots & branches: beginnings

It so happens that in the Sindarin language (an "elvish" language modeled after Welsh, and developed by J.R.R. Tolkien for Middle-Earth, his fantasy world, "Gail" means "light", and "mor" means "darkness". So in English, "Gailmor" means "light-darkness". There are two wizards by that name in "The Adventures of Qualme", according to Niilo Paasivirta , its producer. They are both somewhat crazy, as the name might imply.

All I know is that I was born in New York State and failed to grow up in Philadelphia. I've been writing songs and trying them out on people prenatal through prehistoric since 1971. I've performed in a tennis stadium in Lima, Peru, in theatres in Russia, Latvia and Ecuador, in schools, colleges, child care and senior centers around the United States, in clubs, coffeehouses and prisons and on tour with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, to name a few settings. My musical locales and audiences continue to expand, and I give songwriting workshops and residencies in schools and at conferences throughout the country.

Some more tidbits -- I'm an alumnus of the University Of Pennsylvania, and host a weekly radio show for immature Vermonters -- Just Kiddin'. In 1996, I carried the Olympic Torch through Brattleboro, Vermont, on its way to Atlanta, and didn't drop it. I'm proud to live in Elmore, Vermont with my wife, son, two daughters, and other creatures with various numbers of legs, or none at all.