of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love
you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’,
‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’,
‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will perform once again in Ucheldre.
The FUREYS have been entertaining
audiences worldwide for 37 years, audiences that have included former Australian
Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late
Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of
all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields
of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert
in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.
The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and
Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie
and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When
George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany
to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing
together and this was the start of the FUREYS.
Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died
suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George
and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just
released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’.
The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled
to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared
accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry
Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his
brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy
Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where
he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in
Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him
his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while
Dave was still a teenager.
The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music
ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received
standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they
credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well
known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a
very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and
A FUREYS concert is always a
night to remember
£17, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau