David Newland is a writer, musician, and speaker, currently working on a Phd in Canadian Studies 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 received a Cobourg Civic Award for Distinguished Arts and Culture in 2022.
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 is currently working on a new performance drawing attention to the plight of trees and forests.
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