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David Francis

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Contact: david.thecast.francis@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a songwriter and storyteller. I've written songs for six albums and for music theatre and stage shows. I've written two storytelling stage shows, Red Earth and Revival!, based on family history.

I have done storytelling for primary age children in Scots, and have appeared at the Scottish Storytelling Forum's Cafe Voices and Guid Crack nights, at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Tradfest.

One of my interests is in taking old ballads and re-presenting the characters and narrative in contemporary situations.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Midlothian; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100