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Dave Paddon


Dave Paddon was born and raised in Northwest River, Labrador. He is a crowd favourite at storytelling and ballad-singing events in St. John’s, and has performed at festivals and concerts across the island and on the mainland. Dave has written numerous recitations; five of them – The Card GameBerries, The 12Not a Word of a Lie, and The Christmas Turr – have been published by the Goat as letterpress-printed chapbooks.

Ralph, Flying Hound, his first book for children, was published in October 2016.

Dave was the subject of an audio documentary "The Poet Pilot," prepared by Heather Barrett for CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition. A former commercial pilot, Dave divides his time between St. John’s and English Harbour.

You can purchase audio versions of Dave’s recitations through his website