Down Arts Centre
Fri 07 February 2020 » Fri 07 February 2020
Legends 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, 'Red Rose Cafe', 'Steal Away' and more return to Down Arts Centre on Friday 7 February 2020.
The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included 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 Furey's 'Green Fields of France' and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert at The National Concert Hall, Dublin.
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 shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell.
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. 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.
Date: Friday 7 February 2020
TIME: 8pm (bar available from 7pm)
VENUE: Down Arts Centre