After 2 previous concerts, Ireland’s legends the FUREYS return to the Alley Theatre for another great night of music, songs and stories in this their 40th Anniversary year.
Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘Sweet 16’, ‘Green fields of France’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘Steal away’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’
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.
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.
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.