For All The Gold

Artists: Dave Gunning and Jamie Robinson

Medium: music video

The chorus of the song goes: “For all the gold, for all the gold/ This lifeblood running water can’t be bought or sold.” The song was created in support of conservation efforts to protect the St. Mary’s River from a proposed open pit gold mine. Learn more about the song and campaign behind it here.

The Artists

Jamie Robinson has been a musician and producers in eastern Canada for over 20 years. As a multi-styled, multi- instrumentalist – “all things strings” – musician/sideman, Jamie has and continues to work alongside many of the highest profile artists in the region – Jimmy Rankin, Gordie Sampson, Heather Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Symphony Nova Scotia and many more. In addition to his work as a sideman and producer, Jamie is also highly sought after for his musical direction and band leading skills.


Dave Gunning is a folk singer from Pictou County, NS. He has released thirteen albums over the span of his career, received a Juno Award nomination and has been awarded two Canadian Folk Music Awards and recognized with eight East Coast Music Awards. Since debuting with his album Lost Tracks in 1997, Dave has proven he can find a song just about anywhere–in childhood memories, local legends, and the everyday lives of those around him–and turn it into something profound, honest and deeply moving.