IRISH FOLK music legends, The Fureys, best known for the songs ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, 'Red Rose Café’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, and ‘Steal Away’, return for their 14th visit to the Town Hall Theatre.
The band was formed in 1978. George, Paul, and Davey Furey were playing in Denmark with their own band called The Buskers. Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of this they travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. There they decided they should be playing together.
Finbar left the band in 1996 while Paul died suddenly in June 2002. However George and Eddie have continued touring and have released a new album, The Times They Are A Changing.
Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty. In 1969 he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar.
The Fureys play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday October 14 at 8pm. Tickets are via 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie