LEGENDS of Irish music and song The Fureys have been selling out concerts worldwide for nearly 40 years and they return to Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan for a night of Irish music, songs and stories on the April 25 at 7:30pm.
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 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 30 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 just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’
Tickets to see The Fureys are £19.50 (£18.50) and can be booked online or via mobile by visiting www.mwldan.co.uk, or directly with Mwldan’s box office 01239 621200.