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Kildare > Arts > Finbar Furey at Riverbank

Finbar Furey And Band

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Monday 26th May 2003
8.00pm (Tickets €22)
Booking 045 448333

There’s a treat in store for all lovers of Irish Folk Music, Song and Fun when Finbar Furey plays the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge on 26th of May 2003 as part of his Nationwide Tour.

Finbar Furey is at the helm of a family steeped in traditional Irish music. Hailing from Connemara, His father played the fiddle and the pipes, while his mother Nora played melodeon and five-string banjo. They passed on the heritage that is the cornerstone of the Irish traditional movement today to Finbar and the rest of their children.

During 1960’s Finbar, along with his brother Eddie, toured the Folk Clubs, Colleges and Universities throughout Britain and Europe. They became folk legends across the continent, winning the International Folk Award in 1966, and introducing a whole new generation to the wonders of Irish music.

Soon they were an established household name throughout Europe (particularly Germany), Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand. The Fureys soon reaped the rewards of their hard work, enjoying a string of hit records across the world. Such gems as “Sweet Sixteen”, “Leaving Nancy”, “Green Fields Of France”, “Red Rose Café” and “The Lonesome Boatman” gave them the chart success they deserved. Their recording success was further compounded with their albums “Sweet Sixteen”, “Golden Days”, “The End Of The Day”, “Claddagh Road”, and “Winds Of Change”.

After 30 years of phenomenal success as the frontman for the family group, Finbar decided it was time to pursue his solo career. Finbar's reputation as a solo artist has increased with every performance. He has toured extensively in Britain, Australia and Europe, treating audiences to evenings of pure Irish magic, great music, good humour, and the charm and sparkling wit associated with one of Ireland's great raconteurs.

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