7 & 8 June 2018
Millenium Forum, Derry & Ulster Hall, Belfast
Tickets on sale Thurs 8 Feb 10am – buy yours here.
Ahead of his SOLD OUT Shows in Belfast and Dublin this month, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor FINBAR FUREY has today announced he will return to Belfast later this year to play the Ulster Hall on Friday 8 June and also adds a Show at the Millennium Forum in Derry on Thursday 7 June.
The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. His long career has also included film & TV appearances, including a singing role in the 2002Martin Scorsese film ‘Gangs of New York’ as well as the award-winning 2016 film ‘The Wild Goose Lodge’, for which he wrote and played the music.
After thirty years touring the world with his brothers, introducing new audiences to the band’s music, Finbar embarked on a solo career to pursue a new life as a singer, writer and producer.
To coincide with the tour, Finbar’s latest album ‘Paddy Dear’, which topped the Irish Charts in 2017, will now be released in the UK, with new songs and a bonus Live DVD of Finbar performing at Vicar Street, Dublin. This new CD/DVD release newly titled ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’will be released on March 30th 2018 by BMG and distributed in the UK via Absolute.
Fans can expect an intimate setting at all shows and to be treated to Finbar’s rare talents as he brings pure Irish music and humour to the stage. At the age of 71, this supreme musician is not for slowing down – on the upcoming tour Finbar commented: “Too late to stop now!”
The line-up for the tour will be Finbar Furey (Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Guitar, Whistle, Uileann pipes), Peter Eades (Piano, Electric Guitar, Strings, Cuatro, Backing Vocals) and Paul O’Driscoll (Double Bass, Backing Vocals).
Tickets go on sale Thursday 8 February at 10am – buy yours here.