David Weale grew up in Greenmount, PEI after he and his family moved there when he was a young boy. In his youth, Weale was fascinated by PEI’s oral traditions and folklore, and he made a career out of his interest by participating in the musical and storytelling traditions of the island. Weale started teaching at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1975, and was a professor of provincial and Canadian history. He retired from teaching in 2006, but he continues to tell stories at festivals and community gatherings around the island.
Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation Award of Honour for Outstanding Contribution to Prince Edward Island Heritage, 2003
Greenmount, PEI; Charlottetown, PEI