Watkins - Christmas

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023 | 7:30PM

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors at 6:30pm


LIVE ON STAGE | 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 yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. Read more at davidfrancey.com. 


The Little Concert Series is sponsored by Rohrbach Brewing Company, with community partnership from Different Radio (WRUR-FM in Rochester and WITH-FM in Ithaca). Read more

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