Angus Folk workshop with David Francey

Scottish-born Canadian songwriter David Francey is guest tutor at a singing workshop organised by Angus Folk in Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall on Tuesday, September 4. (Picture by Denise Grant).

Scottish-born Canadian songwriter David Francey is guest tutor at a singing workshop organised by Angus Folk in Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall on Tuesday, September 4. (Picture by Denise Grant).

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ANGUS Folk are delighted to welcome David Francey as a guest tutor for an evening workshop on Tuesday, September 4, in the 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, ‘Late Edition’.

You are invited to share an evening of songs and singing with David and his accompanist Mark Westberg.

There will be an extended class from 7pm to 10pm with a shared supper included in the evening. The class is open to everyone.

David, a former carpenter turned songwriter, has released nine albums to date.

His most recent, ‘Late Edition’, has garnered much praise and two Canadian Folk Music nominations. He is a three time JUNO award winner and also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award.

Recently 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.

To book a place fill in a workshop booking form on www.angusfolk.org or contact info@angusfolk.org or 07842 227202.