David Francey’s welcome return to folk club

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Canadian song writing maestro David Francey will be the guest at Montrose Folk Club on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m. in the Links Hotel, Montrose.

This concert by David, who will be accompanied by Mark Westberg on guitar, is one of three concerts in the current season of Montrose Folk Club which will take place on a Friday rather than the normal Thursday evening.

David Francey has received numerous accolades for the outstanding body of songs which he has produced over the last 20 years or so.

David was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, moving with his family to Canada when he was 12 years of age.

After leaving school he worked as a carpenter throughout Canada on construction sites, in rail yards and in the Yukon Bush, all the while writing poetry and songs.

Since becoming a full-time singer and songwriter 15 years ago, he has released 10 albums and has on three occasions been the winner of the prestigious Juno Award, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

The most recent David Francey CD, entitled, ‘So Say We All’, was chosen as Album of the Year for 2013 by Penguin Eggs, the principal Canadian Folk Magazine. In addition, it was nominated for a June Award in the Roots Solo category.

Also in 2013, David won the Canadian Folk Music Award as English Songwriter of the Year, as well as being nominated in three other categories, including Contemporary Album of the Year.

Eric Bogle, the Australia-based Scot, no mean songwriter himself, has commented: “David Francey’s songs are lean, whippet-like creations, a bit like the man himself. With not one wasted word or superfluous line, he takes the everyday, often mundane business of living and elevates into something infinitely more noble and memorable, the mark of a truly gifted songwriter.”

On his two previous appearances at Montrose Folk Club, David Francey has entranced the audience with the quality of his song writing and performance. It is certain to be a great evening.

Everyone is welcome at Montrose Folk Club on september 26.

The doors will be open at 7.30 p.m. with David and Mark on stage at 8 p.m.