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David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer

11 Mar 02 - 06:36 PM (#667270)
Subject: David Franci ? Canad/Scots Singer
From: GUEST,Kernow John

I was just playing back a recording I made of Saturdays Radio Scotland Folk Prog(on the net). They played a couple of songs by a guy who's name sounded like David Franci. They said he was Canadian but he had a strong Scot's Accent.
One of the songs was Paper Boy.
Can anyone tell me more about this singer and where I can get a CD. I think he has his own label.

Thanks in Advance
KJ


11 Mar 02 - 07:00 PM (#667287)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: RichM

David Francey.
Originally from Scotland, now living in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. A fine songwriter, a wonderful entertainer, modest and in performance somewhat shy about his great talents. I think he's gonna make a big mark on the Canadian Folk music scene. I've seen him in several performances last year at the Ottawa Folk Festival, and I have both his recordings.
http://www.davidfrancey.com/
At this site, there's an audio file of Paper Boy, and of my favorite of his: "Red-Winged Blackbird"
He'll come to be considered an equal of Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

You'll enjoy his albums, guaranteed :) And I'm going to see him at a house concert next week!

Rich McCarthy


11 Mar 02 - 07:05 PM (#667293)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

So far all I have found is at The Pipeline which mentioned a Dave Francey, at the Calgaary Folk Festival. It said that he's a Scot now living in Canada.


11 Mar 02 - 07:22 PM (#667309)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: GUEST,Kernow John

Rich and George
Thanks for the quick response. I've just been listening to Redwing Blackbird. On the show they also played "Flowers of Saskatchewan" it sounded a powerfull song and I've just read all the lyrics at the site you pointed me to Rich. Tomorrow I'm going to sit down and learn it!
Thanks again
KJ


11 Mar 02 - 07:36 PM (#667319)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: RichM

Listen to "Torn Screen Door" from the album of the same name; it's a great acappela song. My wife-Sue of the BigVoice-and I do this one at open stages.

Rich McCarthy


11 Mar 02 - 09:46 PM (#667398)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Mike Regenstreif

David Francey was born in Scotland and moved to Canada, with his family, as a young boy. He now lives in Ayer's Cliff, about an hour or so east of Montreal, so I like to think of him as one of the locals that we're proud of here.

David is a carpenter by trade and turned to songwriting and performing only in the past few years. Having burst onto the scene in middle age (David and I are the same age and I've been around for 30+ years), his songs have a much greater depth and maturity than most songwriters at the beginning of their careers. They are very, very good and are well-grounded in traditional styles.

Mike Regenstreif


12 Mar 02 - 06:12 PM (#667889)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: RichM

Refresh

just to see if I can persuade any of you to go to

http://www.davidfrancey.com/albums.html

david francey


12 Mar 02 - 06:31 PM (#667901)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Phil Cooper

I completely agree. David Francey is great. We were visiting friends in Guelph, who dragged us out to see him perform and we were amazed. Nice guy, too.


12 Mar 02 - 06:35 PM (#667904)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Clinton Hammond

too bad his sound clips on his web site won't connect...

;-)


12 Mar 02 - 09:34 PM (#668020)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: sophocleese

Well he'll be back for a second concert with the Orillia Folk Society on May 31, so if anybody is anywhere nearby come on out. On second thought call ahead as tickets may go fast for this one.


13 Mar 02 - 12:16 AM (#668092)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: John Nolan

Check his performance dates out at davidfrancey.com - he's playing four veues in NH/Maine in April. Just got tickets for his Tamworth concert, actually. Saw him in Calgary last July and raved about him on this very site.Also worthy of mention is his guitar accompaniest Dave Clark - better than Dick Gaughan.


13 Mar 02 - 10:00 AM (#668311)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Mike Regenstreif

Dave Clarke's main gig is with the Montreal folk/bluegrass/country band Steel Rail. You can read more about him, and them, at the Steel Rail website.

Thirty years ago, Dave and I were students together at Dawson College in Montreal. I was in charge of the folk concert series and he was one of the best guitar players at the college.

Mike Regenstreif


16 Mar 03 - 03:23 PM (#911393)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

For those who can hear it, (ie Canadians, Border US or Internet listeners), check out tomorrow on CBC's Radio Program, Sounds Like Canada. It airs between 10:30AM local timezone to ~11:45AM local timezone. They have a segment called All for a Song, which will feature David Francey.

If you check out CBC's main web-site http://www.cbc.ca. From there you should be able to locate the how to listen to CBC radio links you need for a specific time zone.

For instance, for Atlantic time (which is GMT-4 hours) http://radio.cbc.ca/cbchalifax.ram


16 Mar 03 - 10:30 PM (#911633)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: John Nolan

Good to see David Francey has surfaced on the forum again. His tremendous third album was recently released and his bookings are very much on the rise. For New Hampshire mudcatters, he and Dave Clarke will be in Wolfeboro and Conway later this year.


17 Mar 03 - 12:30 AM (#911667)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Songsmith

Hello All,

David will also perform at Stanfest this year. He's an awesome talent!


Jim


17 Mar 03 - 04:50 PM (#912059)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: Francy

Hhe's coming to the Pacific Northwest in Ocxtober 2003...We have him here at the Toledo(Oregon) folk Music Club with Dave Clarke in mid October....Frank of Toledo


18 Mar 03 - 07:21 AM (#912412)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: black walnut

I had David and Dave at my place for a house concert last June. What a perfect night that was!

I encourage people to buy BOTH of his CD's. They are BOTH totally excellent.

~b.w.


24 Mar 03 - 08:45 AM (#916963)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: black walnut

AMAZINGLY wonderful David Francey CD release concert ('SKATING RINK') last night at Hugh's Room,Toronto. Dave Clarke opened - introducing his new CD ('GUITAR SONGS'). The place was packed and the applause was thunderous throughout the evening!

~b.w.


05 Apr 03 - 08:01 PM (#926938)
Subject: RE: David Franci ? Canadian/Scots Singer
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

I see David Francey is coming to the Nova Scotia area in July. Cool! I'll get to hear this guy you've all been praising. I hope!