Irish Folk stars the Fureys will be bringing their 40th anniversary tour to Milford Haven.
The Irish male folk band of four brothers – Eddie, Finbar, Paul and George, from Ballyfermot, Dublin, have also been credited as The Fureys and Davey Arthur.
Prior to the band two of the brothers toured as a duo known simply by their names as Eddie and Finbar Furey. Their brother Paul Furey had, together with Davey Arthur and Brendan Leeson, a band called The Buskers. Both were part of a successful tour through Germany called the “Irish Folk Festival”, first in 1974, where they performed as The Furey Brothers and later as The Furey Family. Here they were joined by their father Ted, a famous fiddler, who was 73 at that time. Ted Furey had recorded a solo fiddle album Toss the Feathers released by the Outlet label in 1973.
In 1981, The Fureys released their most successful single “When You Were Sweet Sixteen”, becoming a worldwide hit, reaching No.14 on the UK Singles Chart, No.1 on the Irish Singles Chart and No.9 on the Australian Singles Chart.
“The Green Fields of France” also gave them an Irish No.1, remaining in the single charts for twenty-eight weeks. They also had two Top 40 British albums called Golden Days and At the End of the Day.
Other notable songs include “Gallipoli”, “The Red Rose Cafe”, and “Steal Away”.
The Fureys play Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre on April 18, 2018 at 7.30pm
- For more information and to book tickets visit http://torchtheatre.co.uk/ or call the Box Office on 01646 695267.