Greentrax Records, the legendary Scottish Folk music label have licensed the UK release of two albums from Scottish-born Canadian folk singer David Francey. The ‘Late Edition’ and ‘The First Set’ will be released in the United Kingdom in advance of David’s U.K. tour (See dates below) which will kick off at the end of August 2012.
From carpenter to songwriter: Since leaving construction and recording his first album in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian, David Francey is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. The release of David’s CD ‘Right of Passage’ earned him his third JUNO (Canada’s top music award) in less than five years and a Canadian Folk Music Award for the ‘Best Singer – Contemporary’, both in 2008.
‘Late Edition’ was David’s ninth CD release in April, 2011, while ‘The First Set‘ was recorded at Kent State Folk Festival and is an introduction to nine of David’s classic songs. All David’s nine albums have been released on his own Laker Music label.
In concert David Francey is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations, combined with his openhearted singing have earned him a loyal following.
David was 12 when he and his family immigrated to Toronto. His love of the landscape, the history and the people of his adopted country can be traced back to family weekend drives exploring southern Ontario. Music played a large part on these family outings. The Franceys sang traditional Scottish songs as they drove through the Canadian countryside. David’s dad and sister sang melody while David and his mother sang harmonies.
David’s attachment to Canada grew with his travels. He hitched across the country three times and then thumbed his way to the Yukon. This attachment surfaces in his songs of rail lines, farms and the St. Lawrence Seaway. His understanding of the people grew as he worked in Toronto train yards, the Yukon bush and as a carpenter in the Eastern Townships. He now lives with his wife, artist Beth Girdler, son Colin and their two dogs, Nelly and Badger, in the quiet but charming Lanark Highlands of Ontario.
Aug 23 – 26 Tonder Festival, Denmark
Aug 30 Denhom Folk Club Scottish Borders
Sept 1-2 Flyde Festival
Sept 3 Glenfarg Folk Club Perthshire
Sept 4 Tutorial, Kirriemuir
Sept 5 Irvine Folk Club Scotland
Sept 6 Black Swan Folk Club York
Sept 7 The Ram Folk Club Surrey
Sept 8 Bromyard Festival
Sept 9 Twickenham Folk Club
Sept 10 Stirling Folk Club
Sept 11 Montrose Folk Club
Sept 12 Edinburgh Folk Club
Sept 13 Live at the Star St Andrews in the Square Glasgow,
Sept 14 Stonehaven Folk Club Aberdeenshire
Sept 15 Tin Hut Sessions Gartly, Aberdeenshire
Sept 20 Falkirk Folk Club
Sept 21 The Friday Folk Club Guisborough, North Yorkshire
Sept 22 Concert Lancashire
Sept 24 – Oct 7 Ireland Bus Tour with David Francey Fans