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.

A collection of thirteen of his recitations, Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True was published in the spring of 2018.

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