About

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David Newland is a writer, musician and host with a passion for the Canadian experience. His current project is The Northwest Passage in Story and Song, a presentation & performance based on his travels to the Arctic.

David Newland Northwest passage in Story and Song
Photo by Dan Roy Photography

In November of 2015, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a distinction that reflects a lifelong engagement with landscape and story.

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.

Awarded a scholarship to Lester B. Pearson United World College at seventeen, David went on to study literature at McGill and graduated with distinction from Concordia University’s Fine Arts program, majoring in photography. He then forged a unique career in the arts and media, combining writing, music, photography, public speaking and web production. (More about David’s writing here.)

david-newland-live-at-shelter-valley
Photo by David Goodfellow

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. His musical presentations, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song and collaborative concert series Northbound! have been selling out venues across Canada throughout 2016 & 2017.

David Newland’s latest album, Give It A Whirl, has been played on CBC and on roots radio shows from coast to coast. A new album, Northbound! based on David’s Arctic adventures is set for release in 2018. 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 shows.

David Newland is an active supporter of ArtsCan Circle, Lester B. Pearson United World College, Green Wood Coalition, Northumberland Learning Connection and many other causes. David served on the board of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival and Folk Music Ontario and currently sits on the board of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.

David Newland by Michelle Valberg
Photo by Michelle Valberg

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David Newland
178 University Avenue West
Cobourg Ontario K9A 2H2
905-373-1348
david DOT newland AT gmail DOT com

David Newland – Stage Plot for Trio(Trio)
David Newland & Uncharted Waters Tech Rider