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The Fureys

Marketplace Theatre
028 3752 1821
18/03/2022
18/03/2022

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’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father
didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Friday 18th
March 2022.

The FUREYS have been
entertaining audiences worldwide for 44 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” and
President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert
Hall.

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.

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