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image for Music item typeThe Fureys at Pavilion Theatre Rhyl

Music, Thu 28 Feb 2019, £20.50-£21.50

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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 return to the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl on Thursday 28th February 2019.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 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” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in 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 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have released a new CD ‘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 and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven 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

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 Feb 2019 19:30

Prices

Tickets Prices: £21.50, Concessions £20.50.

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Address

Promenade,
Rhyl,
Denbighshire,
LL18 3AQ

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Directions

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Map reference: SJ 012820  Lat: 53.32567 Long: -3.48484

Leave the A55 at Junction 27 (St. Asaph) and turning right at the roundabout follow the signs for Rhyl (A525). Continue on the dual carriageway following the signs for Rhyl. At the Sainsbury’s roundabout continue straight ahead to the next smaller roundabout and continue straight ahead still following the signs for Rhyl.

Take the 10th turning on the right in to Prince Edward Avenue. Take the 5th turning on the left in to Grange Road (B5119). Follow the road across the Grange Road Bridge and at the foot of the bridge as the road bends to the left, turn right in to Brighton Road. Follow the road round as it turns left in to Churton Road. At the next crossroads continue straight ahead in to St. Asaph Street. At the T-junction turn right in to East Parade (B5118).

The Pavilion Theatre is on now on your left next to The Sun Centre. Free Parking is available in the car park to the right of the Theatre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Rhyl station