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Thread #54061   Message #836365
Posted By: barrygeo
28-Nov-02 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: The Fureys
Subject: RE: The Fureys
The Fureys are a musical family from Dublin, Ballyfermot I think.
In the 60's / 70's Eddie and Finbarr gigged together and released a couple of good albums which I still have somewhere. Paul and George had a band called The Buskers along with Davey Arthur. I think they only released one album which I have somewhere as well.
Finbarr was the piper - good but played a bit too fast for my taste.
The all came together to form the Fureys and Davey Arthur.
Finbarr had a go at singing, I think his first was Sweet Sixteen, and they got a chart hit. Other hits followed such as REd Rose Cafe, a version of Eric Bogles Willie McBride etc - more easy listening than trad.
Last time I saw Finbarr was in Athlone but by the time he got up to play he was pissed drunk and was crap.