December 17, 2020
Stories and songs from The Canadian North
Snow, Ice and Muskox Stew — have you ever wondered about what it is like in the North? Join musician David Newland for an online exploration of the Canadian North through stories and songs from his time working for Adventure Canada. David explores his experiences and lessons learned while taking participants on a musical journey through the Northwest Passage and beyond. Dancing is encouraged!
David NewlandWriter, musician, speaker
David Newland is a writer, musician, and speaker. His latest album NORTHBOUND, based on his adventures in the Arctic was released in 2019. NORTHBOUND was nominated for Album of the Year by BluesAndRootsRadio.com. David recently toured BC and Alberta with Wild Coasts of Canada, a collaborative performance with photographer Scott Forsyth. Along with Inuit cultural performers Siqiniup Qilauta (Sunsdrum) David was a showcase artist at the 2019 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference (NERFA). David and his band, Uncharted Waters have sold out venues across Ontario with his themed performance, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song.
Born in Ottawa, raised on the shores of Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, David crisscrossed Canada and travelled the world before settling in Cobourg, Ontario.
David spends summers travelling with Adventure Canada as a Zodiac driver, performer and host. He travels as a performer and speaker from coast to coast throughout the year.
David has been featured in the television programs Canada’s Greatest Ride (for which he also wrote the theme song), and Mighty Cruise Ships and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs as a guest, featured artist, performer, programmer and host. He has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council for both writing, and music. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.