Father Francis - Any Dream Will Do

Father Francis - Any Dream Will Do
Father Francis - Any Dream Will Do

STYLE: Hymnody
RATING Not Rated
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8513-8248
LABEL: Independent FFCD004
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Posted by Nuala Holligan in Mississauga Canada @ 22:16 on Jun 4 2014

4 school friends & I, sang backing vocals on 2 of Father Francis albums, 1980/1981...., we also performed at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall , the Empire , Crosby Civic Hall Somewhere in St Helen's & a few Tv Perfomances , I think , we were 12/13 years old, I think.....?
It was great fun , making the album , the concerts etc.
It was my friends dad, Tony Marsh , whom was one of the record producers I think , at Amazon Records, Kirkby....?
So long a go , but Father has a voice , you could never forget & a strength of faith , to make you trust & believe.
Like Catherine Broadbent , I too spent many Many years in Kuala Lumpur , Singapore, China , Canada & just about to relocate again to Ireland.
This will be the closest , I have lived to England , Liverpool & St Asaph , for over 30 years.
I have every intention of visiting Father, my 3 sons have heard many stories & songs , by him & about him over the years.
I have always described Father , to my sons , as 'One great guy, representing , another great guy ', true.....,




Posted by Catherine Broadbent in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia @ 18:15 on May 4 2014

We met Fr Francis in Exeter, Devon - he was singing in the main street. My sons aged 2 and 6 were entranced by his singing. we bought a copy of "The Old Rugged Cross" and played it every night in Malaysia after bedtime prayers. The boys for many years thought he was Saint Francis. When we met him the boys were just about to go to Malaysia and he told them he was born nearby in India - which made them feel a lot better. I would love to buy a CD of The Old Rugged Cross so Chris can play it to his own daughter born in Malaysia.


Reply by Nuala Holligan in Canada @ 02:58 on May 22 2014

I am originally from Liverpool.
Myself & 4 other school girls did backing vocals on 2 of his
Records , 'old Rugged Cross' & ' Any dream will do '.
2 of the girls were sisters, their Dad, a producer, on the Albums.
We performed, with Fr Francis, at the Liverpool Philamonic Hall, the Empire , Crosby civic Hall, somewhere in St Helen's.
It was a huge amount of fun & a privilege.
Fr, is an exceptional man.
His voice, his words..., captivating.
The only disappointment, was that they spelt my name, incorrectly on both albums , Nuala Murphy , became Noola Murphy, then Zoola Murphy...!
Fr even let us 'autograph' the albums, at the various concerts.
One of the comments is from Catherine Broadbent, Kuala Lumpur.
I hitchhiked & ended up living there, from 1996- 2002,
Teaching, at an international school in Ampang.
Small world......!

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Posted by Camilla roberts in Colwyn bay @ 21:51 on Dec 12 2012

Hello just would like to know how father Francis is my husband used to go and watch him when he was in Llandudno singing and knitting little monks like himself and my daughter enjoyed his songs so if you know of his wereabouts we would like to say hello thanks


Reply by Carol in Wolverhampton @ 23:09 on Mar 9 2013

Hi, Just thought I would let you know that we have spent a wonderful week with our visitor Father Francis Maple who has conducted a Mission for us. He has imparted the most wonderful stories from scripture - had us crying with beautiful heart-felt stories and laughing at his hilarious jokes. A fabulous week. I understand he will be returning to his Friary from here. Best wishes. Carol

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Posted by Teresa Roche in Liverpool @ 00:16 on Oct 16 2012

Someone mentioned seeing Fr Francis at a concert in Wales some years ago so I looked him up on YouTube. There are several vids but my favourite has to be 'There But for Fortune':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xAx-94ydxI



Posted by John Fairclough in Rainhill, Merseyside @ 21:26 on Sep 22 2012

Hi everyone especially Father Francis if he is looking in. I do hope you are keeping well Father. For everyone else's information I have know Farther since way back in the very early 80s, when I acquired him as an extremely valued client of my company. My company was the organisation who made 100,000s of audio cassette tapes, records and later CDs. I have some great memories of working with Father. Perhaps we one day put pen to paper Father?
Back in the mid to late 80s I gave Father a new nickname when writing up some sleeve notes, do you remember Father? For everyone it went to print, have you spotted it?
All the very best and God bless you.
Carol & John F



Posted by KATHY SORENSEN in LINCOLNSHIRE @ 12:57 on May 7 2012

I JUST MISSED FATHER FRANCIS AS HE CAME TO A PLACE CALLED LOUTH A SMALL TOWN IN THELlINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS IF THIS HAD BEEN ADVERTISED I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE GONE TO SEE HIM AS ITS A LOT OF YEARS SINCE HE SANG IN GRIMSBY COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THERE ARE GOING TO BE ANY CDS MADE AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM THIS GREAT MAN THANK YOU KATHY


Reply by Bob Jones in Chester @ 19:40 on May 31 2012

Fr Francis is back at St Francis, Chester - just based here as he is away a lot of the time doing parish "missions" around the country. Write to him at the Franciscan Friary, 15 Cuppin St Chester CH1 2BN
Regards
Bob Jones
Organist St Francis Chester

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Posted by KATHY SORENSEN in GRIMSBY N @ 22:38 on May 19 2011

I have been trying to get hold of some of father francises cd and cannot seem to find any could you please tell me were i might find them Thank you Kathy



Posted by Ceri Davies in Pembrokeshire @ 15:48 on Jan 22 2011

My Taid had a Father Francis tape when I was younger and I loved listening to songs/hymns such as 'The Streets of London' and 'The Old Rugged Cross'. When my Taid passed away in 2006, the tape was given away to charity but I would dearly love to get a copy as the music holds so many memories . I don't remember the title of the tape but I do remember the cover was mainly brown. Any ideas?


Reply by lauren in north wales @ 16:56 on Mar 29 2011

how can i get hold of one of his cds with the old rugged cross on? please can some one let me know many thanks

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Reply by kathleen smith in harrogate west yorkshire @ 12:01 on Mar 29 2011

i would love the cd of father francis with the old wooden cross on how do i get one

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Posted by Francesca Bosenius in Pembrokeshire @ 22:12 on Jan 9 2011

I did not know that Father Francis Maple was a "celebrity", but I have heard him sing. Whn I was a child in primary school, which was coincidentally called St Francis of Assisi, he was Brothe Francis, and he lived in our parish Friary, again called St Francis and Anthony Church in Crawley, West Sussex. He was a very young man then. This was between 1957 and 1963. It would be nice to think that he might read this and maybe remember a little girl called Francesca Palmieri. I will look out for his music in the shops.



Posted by Janine Fearn in Derby @ 09:39 on Dec 10 2010

Hi, My mum had a father francis tape called 'nobody's child' we both love it, it has got lost, just wondering if anyone knows how to get a cd copy of it. Thank you



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