Scots Music Group runs traditional music and song classes for adults, informal sessions, monthly ceilidhs and other social events.
We are a community-based charity in Edinburgh.

David Francis

SMG Tutor

David Francis comes from Dumfries in the south west, but cut his musical teeth in the north east, playing for bands like Desperate Danz Band. Since moving to Edinburgh during the 1990s he has become a central figure in traditional music, from performing with Mairi Campbell in the successful duo The Cast, to occupying key positions in the Scottish Arts Council traditional music section and the Edinburgh Folk Festival. Dave is currently the Executive Officer of the Traditional Music Forum.

David and Mairi released The Cast’s third CD in the Autumn of 2007, and David is a member of the Bella McNab’s Dance Band.