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Folk, Irish traditional, M.O.T.R.
Legends of Irish music & 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 café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc perform throughout Ireland, UK and Continental Europe every year.
The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 40 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.
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 immediately 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 the years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002, Finbar left the band in December 1996 and Davey got a stroke in March 2014 which he is still recovering from. However George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have released a new CD to celebrate their 40th Anniversary called ‘The Fureys 40 Years on……to be continued’
The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and 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, Tam Harvey and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. Gerry wrote ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’ for Eddie while they were together in 1972. BBC Radio 1 presenter, the late John Peel made it his single of the year. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, Eddie was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers throughout the USA and Canada. In 1973 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for a number of years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.
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. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember
The Floral Pavilion is a theatre in the seaside town of New Brighton, on the Wirral Peninsula in England.
Enjoy the perfect start to the perfect evening with panoramic views of Liverpool Bay as you fine dine pre-show.
No fuss, no driving around, no waiting anxiously for the bill to then make a dash to the theatre. Just book your pre-theatre meal in our 'Floral Panoramic' online or at Box Office when you are buying your tickets.
Catch up over dinner with friends and family then simply wander down to the plaza, book your interval drinks, and enjoy the show!
For 7:30pm shows pre-theatre meals can be booked from 5:00pm-6:15pm.
For earlier 7:00pm shows pre-theatre dining booking is from 4:30pm-5:45pm.
2 COURSES FOR £16.95
3 COURSES FOR £20.95
The Floral Cafe (Open Daytimes)
The Floral Café is open every day Monday to Sunday between 10am to 5pm so why not join us and spend the morning relaxing with the papers, meeting friends for lunch, or taking afternoon tea in the comfortable and relaxed surroundings of the Café, Plaza Lounge and the Panoramic Lounge where you’ll enjoy stunning views across the Mersey Estuary.
We have regular free lunchtime concerts in the Panoramic Lounge and our friendly and experienced catering staff are waiting to welcome you to the Floral Cafe.
We welcome dogs in our ground floor Café area.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.