Be warned: they may just be the ultimate in aural seduction.
— The Walleye Magazine

Biography (short)

Ghostly Hounds combines strings, horns and powerful vocals to create a dark, jazzy sound. The band features the songs and stunning vocals of Francesca Mirai backed by banjo and percussion with Suzanne Stirling on trumpet and mandolin. Formed in Montreal and often on the road, Ghostly Hounds has toured the country coast-to-coast playing roughly 200 shows between PEI and the Southern Gulf Islands.


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Ghostly Hounds combines strings, horns and powerful vocals to create a dark, jazzy sound. Formed in Montreal and often on the road, the band’s members reside in both British Columbia and Quebec. Ghostly Hounds currently performs as a captivating West coast duo featuring the songs of Francesca Mirai backed by banjo and percussion with Suzanne Stirling on trumpet and mandolin. The album features Montreal artists Matthew Dorfman on upright bass and Vimul him on cello and saw. Ghostly Hounds self-produced their debut demo in November 2015, only a month after beginning to play together. In the subsequent years the band has toured Canada coast to coast several times, playing roughly 200 shows from PEI to Vancouver Island.

Debut Album: On June 5th, 2017 Ghostly Hounds released their debut full length album, Creature. The album features 1 traditional and 10 original songs written by Francesca Mirai, arranged and performed by the band. Francesca’s deeply personal song writing, with focus on themes of love and grief, has evoked adoration from listeners across Canada and the United States. Their skill as a songwriter, their unique and powerful voice, the intimacy and vulnerability of their songs, and the band’s original and soulful arrangements have earned Ghostly Hounds enduring and enthusiastic support from their fans. The recording and production of Creature was made possible through a very successful crowdfunding campaign; with 130% of the bands goal raised well in advance of the campaign’s deadline.

Like the siren enchanting the sailor into the depths, Francesca Daoust’s voice may drown you, but what a sweet death it will be.
— Naked Undergound MTL

For a list of our performances, past and present, please visit our shows page.

Contact

For booking and other inquiries:
ghostlyhoundsmusic@gmail.com 
Or contact Francesca directly at +1 (438) 346-1762

Photo by Andrew Balfour

Photo by Andrew Balfour