David Newland

David’s most recent performance project was a highly successful tour of 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.David Newland is a radio host, writer, musician, and speaker, currently completing an MA, English (Public Texts) at Trent University. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. 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 spent seven years 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.


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