The Fureys and Davey Arthur celebrate their 30th anniversary this year with the release of a live DVD/ CD which was recorded in Vicar St, Dublin.
They continue to play on all continents where they bring their music, songs, and stories to generations who have enjoyed them over the years. The Dean Crowe Theatre is delighted that it will have such a renowned music group coming to Athlone on Friday February 27.
The band were 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, Paul, and Davey 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 and Davey Arthur.
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, Eddie and Davey Arthur have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have been releasing a new CD every year. They were touring in 2008 with two superb musicians - Luke Crowley and Dominic Leech.
The Fureys and Davey Arthur 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 in 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 nightly.
Over the years some of their greatest admirers have ranged from the neighbours they grew up with in Ballyfermot to the top sports people and politicians of the world and they have performed for leaders such as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Irish President Mary McAleese and Pope John Paul.
For more information call the Dean Crowe box office on (090 ) 6492129.