About the Event
Legends of Irish music and 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 Cafe’, ‘From Claire to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’ return to Strule Arts Centre for their 5th concert.
The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident when Eddie and Finbar, were involved in a road accident while touring. George and Paul, who had been in Denmark with their own band immediately travelled to be with them and it was then that they decided they should be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. Eddie went to Scotland in 1966 and performed with Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar.
Inevitably changes have occurred over 37 years, 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’. Their emotive songs stir many emotions – tears and laughter, sadness and joy.