Mudcat Café message #2300698 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54061   Message #2300698
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
29-Mar-08 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: The Fureys
Subject: RE: The Fureys
Didn't they do an album with Bob Stewart? I'm sure I've got a copy somewhere.

I saw The Fureys at The Glasgow Green Folk Festival in 1983 (or 84) - one of the surreal highlights of my life thus far, given that they swelled the festival audience fifty-fold at least with hundreds of working-class weegies (not folkies by any stretch of the imagination) coming in just to see them. Amazing music in a highly charged emotional atmosphere - from the mawkish overkill of Sweet Sixteen to the demonic pipe and bodhran duelling that took the place apart.