Singing workshop with David Francey

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Angus Folk will welcome David Francey as a guest tutor for an evening workshop on Tuesday, September 4 in Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall.

David was born in Scotland but has lived in Canada for many years. Since recording his first album, Torn Screen Door, in 1999, he is recognised as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. He’s currently touring the UK to accompany the release of this ninth album.

Francey is a three time JUNO award winner and also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award.

In the last few years he took home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.

David has performed at all of Canada’s major folk festivals along with Denmark’s prestigious Tønder Festival, the Towersey Village Festival in Oxford, England and the Carrying Stream Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has hosted workshops that included such artists as Jesse Winchester, Dougie MacLean, Garnet Rogers, the Ennis Sisters, and Ray Bonneville. He has shared workshops with Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Utah Phillips, Oysterband, Kate Rusby, James Keelaghan, Sylvia Tyson, Karen Savoca, Shooglenifty, Ashley MacIsaac, the Waifs, and numerous others.

The Kirriemuir workshop runs from 7 pm to 10 pm and will be an evening of songs and singing with David and his accompanist Mark Westberg. There will be a shared supper included in the evening. The class is open to everyone - AF members and the general public. To book a place visit website: www.angusfolk.org The price is £8/£6 concessions (or one class card credit for AF members). Contact info@angusfolk.org or 07842 227202.