Wed, Feb 14|
Haliburton Fish Hatchery
In Search of Lost Trees
Telling Our Stories Speaker Series presents David Newland
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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