Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys appear for a great night of music at Lowther Pavilion this week
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys appear for a great night of music at Lowther Pavilion this week.
Renowned for many hit songs including ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’ and ‘The Green Fields of France’, the group bring an evening of music, songs and stories on Saturday night.
The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 39 years, audiences that have included famous people including the late Pope John Paul and Tony Blair who publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Furey’s Green Field of France.
The band was 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 and Paul got news of the accident they 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.
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 and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a 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 and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves.
Ring Lowther Pavilion on 01253 794221 for tickets.