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David Francey
David Francey

David Francey is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. Born in 1954 in Ayrshire, Scotland, Francey immigrated to Canada with his family at age 12. After spending much of his life doing labour such as carpentry, he began a career in folk music, quickly making a name for himself on the folk festival circuit, where he continues to perform. Image File history File links DavidFrancey. ... Image File history File links DavidFrancey. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the common people. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) was a county in south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78...


Francey's experiences in working-class life strongly influenced his 1999 debut, Torn Screen Door, which featured songs such as "The Gypsy Boys", "Hard Steel Mill" and "The Working Poor." Other musical themes include admiration of the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape, and traditional folk themes of love and loss.


His most recent album, The Waking Hour, is a collaboration with traditional country artists Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin, and includes some of his darker material, including "Wishing Well" about the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and "Fourth of July", a political commentary on the post-September 11 United States. Kevin Welch (August 17, 1955 in Long Beach, California) is an American singer-songwriter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ... The explosion resulting from the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. ...


Accompanied by fellow Canadian guitarist, Shane Simpson (musician), Francey recently toured various locations across Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, and Australia. Shane Simpson is a Canadian jazz guitarist from Ottawa, Ontario. ...


Francey currently lives in Elphin, Ontario with his wife Beth Girdler and their three children: Colin, Julia and Amy. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats...


Awards and nominations

  • Winner, 2002 Juno Award, Best Roots & Traditional Album - Solo, for Far End of Summer
  • Winner, 2004 Juno Award, Best Roots & Traditional Album - Solo, for Skating Rink
  • Nomination, 2005 Juno Award, Best Roots & Traditional Album - Solo, for The Waking Hour

Discography

  • Torn Screen Door (1999)
  • Far End of Summer (2001)
  • Skating Rink (2003)
  • The Waking Hour (2004)

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David Francey Page (931 words)
David was at his relaxed best, told some engaging stories and got the audience singing along to the choruses.
Francey, accompanied by his superb guitarist, Dave Clarke, in concert in Tamworth, NH, in April, and enjoyed his concert so much, we saw him again, at another venue in Kennebunk Maine, as well as in the WUNH studio for a live performance on Roland Goodbody's Ceili Show.
Francey's wife, is a self-taught artist, and her lovely watercolors can be seen on Mr.
David Francey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Born in 1954 in Ayrshire, Scotland, Francey immigrated to Canada with his family at age 12.
Francey's experiences in working-class life strongly influenced his 1999 debut, Torn Screen Door, which featured songs such as "The Gypsy Boys", "Hard Steel Mill" and "The Working Poor." Other musical themes include admiration of the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape, and traditional folk themes of love and loss.
Francey currently lives in Elphin, Ontario with his wife Beth Girdler and their three children: Colin, Julia and Amy.
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