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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Reader Comments

Posted by Colette mcloughlin in Liverpool @ 21:19 on Sep 21 2015

Me and my husband Tony have just spent the weekend on the padre pio Retreat,we would like to thank everybody involved especially Fr Francis for a spiritual insight of a great saint. Fr Francis was fantastic making our wedding anniversary so special, he even renewed our wedding vows. Thank you so much Fr Francis for a weekend we will never forget .



Posted by Mrs Susan Reed. in AccringtonLancashire. @ 14:35 on Sep 17 2015

We were married in 1986 and had our honeymoon in Wales. After seeing Father Francis in concert in Lancashire a few years before we decided to go to Pentasaph to see father francis. After looking at and in the beautiful church and walking the Stations of the Cross in the grounds, we went to listen to Father Francis sing. Someone must have told him we had just got married and he singled us out and dedicated some of his songs to myself and my husband. We had a lovely time and it made my day when he asked if we would like one of his helpers to take a photo of us all together. We have a number of his LP records and a few cassettes, which I play in my car as I chose not to change to a CD player, and I still enjoy his singing even after all this time. I was sorry to hear that he was leaving Pentasaph as it is a lovely,peaceful serene place to visit. I wish all the very best to Father Francis and wish him well in all his endeavours.



Posted by julie in Holywell @ 12:15 on May 22 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJv3XL9VMo This is a link to get cd etc also Father Francis is in Concert 9th July 2015 in Holywell



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



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