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ALAN DOYLE IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID MYLES

On Tuesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. (Atlantic), hear Alan Doyle in conversation with NB musician, author and broadcaster David Myles. Broadcast as part of David’s Myles from Home YouTube talk show, the event is in celebration of the launch of Alan’s newest book, All Together Now, hitting shelves November 27, and Tidewater Books has some signed copies!

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Is there a more sociable province than Newfoundland and Labrador? Or anywhere in Canada with a greater reputation for coming to the rescue of those in need?

At this time of Covid, singer, songwriter and bestselling author Alan Doyle is feeling everyone's pain. Off the road and spending more days at home than he has since he was a child hawking cod tongues on the wharfs of Petty Harbour, he misses the crowds and companionship of performing across the country and beyond. But most of all he misses the cheery clamour of pubs in his hometown, where one yarn follows another so quickly "you have to be as ready as an Olympian at the start line to get your tale in before someone is well into theirs already." We're all experiencing our own version of that deprivation, and Alan, one of Newfoundland's finest storytellers, wants to offer a little balm.

All Together Now is a gathering in book form--a virtual Newfoundland pub. There are adventures in foreign lands, including an apparently filthy singalong in Polish (well, he would have sung along if he'd understood the language), a real-life ghost story involving an elderly neighbour, a red convertible and a clown horn, a potted history of his social drinking, and heartwarming reminiscences from another past world, childhood--all designed to put a smile on the faces of the isolated-addled.

Alan Doyle has never been in better form--nor more welcome. As he says about this troubling time: "We get through it. We do what has to be done. Then, we celebrate. With the best of them."

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Alan Doyle is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge, which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. His first book, Where I Belong, and his second book, A Newfoundlander in Canada, were both national bestsellers. Doyle lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. Visit him at alandoyle.ca.

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With thirteen award winning records and numerous collaborations to his credit, David Myles’ music has spanned a wide variety of genres from pop to folk to rap to soul to Latin, including a holiday record and an original French language record.  David’s children’s book, Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo, was released in 2018 and continues to be a popular holiday staple. David’s CKUA radio program, Myles From Home, has grown into a multi-media brand with the addition of Myles From Home a not so late night Youtube talk show.  David’s ability to engage guests in topical, frank, and interesting discussions make his new 2021 podcast a natural progression.  Whether performing music or conducting in-depth interviews, David Myles is warm, funny, charismatic, and always entertaining. 

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