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Wed, Feb 14


Haliburton Fish Hatchery

In Search of Lost Trees

Telling Our Stories Speaker Series presents David Newland

In Search of Lost Trees
In Search of Lost Trees

Time & Location

Feb 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Haliburton Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

About the event

“In  Search of Lost Trees” is a folk song cycle, created and performed by  singer-songwriter and storyteller David Newland. In the summer of 2023,  David and his 11-year-old son  travelled to Northern Ontario, looking  for trees he had planted as a tree-planter in the early 90s.

Their  journey unfolds in stories, songs, and images, asking what it means to  live in this time of tremendous change--and encouraging the audience to  find and renew relationships with their own lost trees.

"In  Search of Lost Trees" invokes family, memory, mythology and ecology in  original stories and songs, calling us to care for our faraway  forests–and our local trees!

David's  previous project, "The Northwest Passage in Story and Song" was a hit  in Haliburton and across the country. "In Search of Lost Trees" looks to  chart a similar course, after a fabulous debut in Cobourg and feature  stories on CBC Radio "Fresh Air", Roots Music Canada, and Northumberland  News.

Writer,  musician and scholar David Newland is based in Cobourg, Ontario, and  travels widely from coast to coast to coast.  David is currently  pursuing a PhD in Canadian Studies at Trent University. His Master's  project won "Best MA" from the Canadian Studies Network in 2023. He won a  Cobourg Civic Award for Arts & Culture in 2022. David is a Fellow  of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, "making Canada better known  to Canadians and the world".

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