David Parry (folk musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

David Parry (folk musician)

Canadian folk musician, storyteller, actor, stage director, and teacher

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1935

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 13-Jun-1995

Profession: actor, teacher, musician, theater director

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About David Parry (folk musician)

  • David Parry (18 June 1942 - 13 June 1995) was a Canadian folk musician, storyteller, actor, stage director, and teacher.
  • He was an important presence in the Canadian folk music scene from the mid-1970s up until his death in 1995.
  • He worked both as a solo artist and as a member of the Friends of Fiddler's Green, a ceilidh band based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was married to writer and musician Caroline Balderston Parry.
  • Their son Richard Reed Parry (born 1977) is a member of the rock band Arcade Fire and their daughter Evalyn Parry is a prominent spoken-word performer and musician. Born in London, England, Parry received his formal training in theater, ultimately earning a Ph.D.
  • in historical drama.
  • He began his career as a stage actor in England during the early 1960s.
  • He soon moved into directing plays as well and also began working as a semi-professional musician.
  • During the 1960s and early 1970s he acted in and directed plays in England, Europe, India, and North America.In the mid-'70s, Parry moved with his wife to Toronto, where he began playing solo dates as a singer and storyteller.
  • He soon became a fixture on Toronto's folk scene.
  • He became a member of the Toronto Morris Men and then later joined the Friends of Fiddler's Green in the early 1980s.
  • He also occasionally performed in concerts with Ian Robb.
  • Parry released two solo albums: Wind That Tramps the World (1985) and The Man From Eldorado: Songs and Stories of Robert W.
  • Service (1993).
  • He was also heavily featured on the Friends of Fiddler's Green albums This Side of the Ocean (1981) and Road to Mandalay (1994).
  • A posthumous album E Liked It All! (1995) was released when Parry died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 52.In addition to his work as a musician, Parry was on the staff of the Canadian Museum of Civilization where he was the director of the live interpretation program.
  • He was also an adjunct faculty member of the drama department at the University of Toronto where he led Poculi Ludique Societas, a medieval drama group.

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