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Event Archive - "Peforming 2 - 1 hour sets": David Francey

Tue. October 25th 2005 Camosun College - Gibson Auditorium (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10pm
$23 Advance
David Francey
Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 2005
Gibson Auditorium (Young Bldg), Camosun College 1300 Foul Bay Rd.
Showtime 7:30pm
Tickets: $23 Advance / $25 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 & McPherson Box Office 386-6121 (service charge)
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This carpentar-turned-songwriter, multi-Juno Award winner and Folk singer David Francey is a storyteller who establishes a personal rapport with his audience in minutes. His wry humor and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following across Canada and now into the US.

David Francey's songs are timeless gems that will be sung for many years to come. To work with, David is an absolute gentleman and a truly inspiring man. Francey has been one of the most talked about performers on the festival circuit.

"Francey has made a reputation for himself as one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers?[His songs] are small and beautifully crafted pieces of work that have made Francey both a folk festival favorite and something of a latter-day Canadian poet laureate."
Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

"Francey is regarded as one of the brightest lights on Canada’s roots music scene."
Calgary Folk Festival

"David's songs are meant to be sung, and the more voices there are singing them, the better they sound. They are also built to last - so well put together that they are rich in that beauty which is perhaps the most elusive of all, simplicity ... that kind of economy of expression where the line between craft and art is crossed."
Dugg Simpson, Artistic Director, Vancouver Folk Music Festival

"Like country blues legend Mississippi John Hurt, David Francey? writes in a direct, snapshot style. And, like Hurt, his folk-based songs ought to be played 100 years from now."
Michael Johnson, Exclaim Magazine.


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David Francey David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s 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 ya... more info
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