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Tom Francis – Mother, Father Live

May 21, 2021, in Music > Recording Artist, by

In tribute to Clara and Hyde Dunn who moved to Australia in 1920 in order to share the teachings of the Baha’i Faith, singer-songwriter Tom Francis has composed a song called “Mother, Father”.

Learn more about Clara Dunn by either reading or listening to this article called “Remembering Clara Dunn” here:
* Article: Remembering Clara Dunn
* Audio: Remembering Clara Dunn

You can also watch this interview with Mariette Leong about Clara and Hyde Dunn given with the Wilmette Institute: “Recollections of the Hands of the Cause of God Clara Dunn and Henry Hyde Dunn” | Mariette Leong

And you can enjoy this presentation by Graham Hassall about Clara and Hyde Dunn: Clara and Hyde Dunn – A Presentation by Graham Hassall

You can also learn more about the history of the Baha’i Faith in Australia here: Centenary of the Baha’i Faith in Australia

Tom Francis also participated in Baha’i Blog’s Studio Sessions. He sang “Say God Sufficeth” and a cover of “Mona With the Children”. Tom was also involved in the music from the Heroes Teaching Conference (you can listen and watch that playlist here).

We also chatted with Tom about his music. You can read that interview here on Baha’i Blog: From Up There: An Interview with Tom Francis.

You can find out more about Tom and his music by following him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TomFrancisMusician

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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