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Upcoming Concerts

David Francey
Thursday, May 15, 2014 — 7:30 PM

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/233242436880586/

Tickets: $20.00

Purchasing Tickets: National Hardware, Patrick's Music and to preorder your tickets by mail send a check for $20.00 per ticket (and made out to): Shannon Willson  604 W. Acacia Fresno, CA 93705
Wolk Garden
6661 N Forkner
Fresno CA 93711
For information call: (559) 801-2356

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as one of Canadas most revered folk poets and singers (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.

Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.

"Davids straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day." Shelter Valley Folk Festival

In concert David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following.

David lives with his wife, artist Beth Girdler and in the quiet but charming Lanark Highlands in southern Ontario. They are visited often by their son Colin, daughters Amy and Julia and grandson Tristan.


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fresno Folklore Society is a 100% volunteer organization open to the community.  Please see our web site: www.fresnofolklore.org for other valuable information.

We proudly serve homemade cookies, coffee, and sodas during the intermission for a nominal donation. 

Performers' cds sold at intermission with 100% of the proceeds going to the performer(s).