Dan Frechette

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Dan Frechette with Laurel Thomsen in 2015.

Dan Frechette (born September 12, 1976 in Flin Flon, Manitoba) is a Canadian entertainer, singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist whose compositions have been recorded by The Duhks,[1][2] Dervish,[3] and The Ploughboys.[4]


Frechette was signed to EMI Music Publishing as a teenager [5] and has since written over 1,500 songs.[6] His song "Mists of Down Below"[7] was The Duhks 2004 single for their second studio album "The Duhks" [8] and his song "You Don't See It" [9] was a 2008 single for their fourth album "Fast Paced World".[10] His song "Who Will Take My Place" [11] was included on The Duhks third album "Migrations" [12] and The Ploughboys album "Live at the 'Shed'".[13] Frechette's compositions have been featured in soundtracks for Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms [14] and Big Drive.[15]

Frechette has toured North America and Europe, performing at house concerts, venues,[16] and festivals, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival as a solo artist in 1992, 1995, 2004, 2006 and with the band Motel 75 in 2000,[17] the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1995,[18] the Ottawa Folk Festival in 2006,[19] the Suwannee Springfest in 2005,[20] and the Edmonton Folk Festival in 2008.[21] Frechette has released 25 albums,[22] including "Lucky Day" in 2005, produced by Bill Bourne.[23]


  1. ^ Cantor, David. "The Duhks - Migrations". soundstage.com. Retrieved November 2006. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Sanchez, Jeremy. "self-titled – The Duhks". jambands.com. Retrieved 2005-03-05.
  3. ^ "Travelling Show". dervish.ie.
  4. ^ "Buy Ploughboys CDs". ozploughboys.webs.com.
  5. ^ Posen, Kinzey. "Brand new music video by Rambling Dan Frechette". cbc.ca.
  6. ^ Ogilvie, Gabrielle. "Dan Frechette". Portage Online. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Public Repertoire". Mists of Down Below. socan.com.
  8. ^ Schultz, David. "The Duhks". acousticmusic.com. Retrieved 2005. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Public Repertoire". You Don't See It. socan.com.
  10. ^ "The Duhks". airplaydirect.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  11. ^ "Public Repertoire". Who Will Take My Place. socan.ca.
  12. ^ McGee, David. "The Duhks Take On the World". thebluegrassspecial.com. Retrieved October 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ "Buy Ploughboys CDs". ozploughboys.webs.com.
  14. ^ "Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms". IMDb.com, Inc.
  15. ^ "Big Drive". nfb.ca.
  16. ^ Schram, Lorne. "Where Are They Now?". Pinawa Life. Retrieved March 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ "Past Performers". winnipegfolkfestival.ca.
  18. ^ "Mariposa Program 1995" (PDF). mariposafolk.com. Retrieved August 1995. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  19. ^ MacPhee, Joyce. "A History of the Ottawa Folk Festival" (PDF). ottawafolk.com. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  20. ^ Blooms, Iris. "Suwannee SpringFest update". cloudsurfing.gdhour.com.
  21. ^ "Past Performers". edmontonfolkfest.org.
  22. ^ "Official Rambling Dan Frechette". bandcamp.com.
  23. ^ "Lucky Day". bandcamp.com.

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