The Fureys / Waterfront Hall, Belfast / Tickets & Info
Sat 12 January 2019
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
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The Fureys – one of Ireland’s most acclaimed and influential folk groups of all time – are Belfast and Derry-bound to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
The legends of Irish music and song will play Derry’s Millennium Forum on Thursday 27 December and the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Saturday 12 January.
The Fureys outside the Waterfront Hall: picture by Brian Morrison
These landmark Belfast and Derry concerts guarantee two magical nights to savour for local fans as The Fureys perform some of the most emotive music ever composed, during performances packed with their legendary classics as well as some of their latest compositions.
The Fureys’ timeless catalogue is studded with enduring classics that audiences know and love, including 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 and Leaving Nancy.
They have enjoyed standing ovations in concert halls all over the world, from Dublin’s National Concert Hall to the Sydney Opera House. They’ve played in front of Irish Presidents, international leaders and the late Pope John Paul. Tony Blair has publicly declared Green Fields of France to be his favourite peace song, while a teenage Dave Stewart (later of Eurythmics fame) credited Eddie Furey with teaching him his first chords on guitar.
The enduring legacy of The Fureys can be traced back to the 1960s when Eddie travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival, where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 the world stage beckoned as Eddie and Finbar Furey joined the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem as special guests on their tour of the USA and Canada.
Inevitably changes have taken place over the years. Paul Furey died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996. However George and Eddie have continued to front The Fureys and delight audiences on their extensive national and international sold-out tours.