It's 25 years now since Finbar and Eddie Furey left Dublin's grey suburb of Ballyfermot to seek fame and fortune. And since joining forces with younger brothers Paul and George and gifted Scots guitarist Davey Arthur in 1978, their unique blend of Irish traditional and contemporary music has conquered the world.
This performance includes legendary hits like "When You Were Sweet 16" and "The Green Fields of France", which took roots in the Irish charts for three whole years, alongside classics from master songwriters like Tom Paxton and Ralph McTell. Add Finbar's breathtaking display on the Uilleann pipes — he won the all-Ireland title three times and the world title twice — and you've all the evidence you need why the Fureys have contributed a quarter-century of great music to the Irish tradition.
It's been a long journey from Ballyfermot to the Opera House, Belfast, via the world stage — but the Fureys and Davey Arthur are at home anywhere and in any company. Make it yours …
In the Glory days during the 1980's [ sic] when the Fureys and Davey Arthur were generally considered to be at their peak, they came to Belfast's Grand Opera House. Here for the first time on DVD, 9 of their classic tracks.
Source: Claddagh Records