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David giving thanks, JUNO in hand.

I am just standing up to hug everyone! Geoff, Dave and Penny Lang already on their feet

Crowd, Green Sleeves

Newfoundland's Jim Payne introduces the guys

Newfoundland band, A Crowd of Bold Sharemen

The following was submitted to our local newspaper by Beth...David will write when he gets back from a short US tour.

On Winning a JUNO - a note from away

Did my husband, David Francey, win a JUNO? - yes!

Was I with him? - Wild horses couldn't drag me from his side!

Were we thrilled beyond belief? - You bet!

Did I cry? - I did!

Did we celebrate? Did we celebrate!!

David's category, Roots and Traditional - Solo Album was one of many awards given out last Saturday at the "off air" gala evening. After the event, at 12:30pm David and his band, Dave Clarke and Geoff Somers, put on a joyous performance at a sardine-packed pub called Green Sleeves. Music continued until 3:00 am and we rolled out to join the hundreds of late night Juno revelers in the streets til dawn. (and you thought I was too old for that!)

If you see me you can ask me all about the "on air" awards Sunday night. Ask me about the lights, the music, the whole crazy spectacle. Ask me about the celeb fashions (I sat behind Jan Arden, Biff Naked and Shaggy!)
Ask me about shaking hands with Sheila Copps and David's conversation with Salle and Pelletier at the reception after the Sunday night awards. Please do.

But ask me about the things I will remember most and the answers will be different.

I will remember sharing a table Saturday night with fellow nominees for the same category - all dear friends, each and every one deserving that same Juno. The congratulations flowed freely and sweetly when David's name was announced. As far as we were concerned, every one at that table was a winner.

I will remember the honest, open-armed welcome we received from the people of St. John's. We made many new friends.

I will remember the amazing beauty of Newfoundland.

And lastly, I will never forget the last words David spoke in his acceptance speech:

"and most of all I would like to thank my wife, Beth"

back home


Congratulations from Dave and Geoff, David still can't believe it!

Fellow nominees, Eileen McGann and Maria Dunn

Happy JUNO winners at Green Sleeves

Dave, David and Geoff, doing what they do best

Maria Dunn and a "dazzle of Daves" Geoff Somers, Dave Clarke, David Francey and David Ward