The Fureys

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This musical family group from Ballyfermont, Dublin, Eire, originally featured George Furey (11 June 1951, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, accordion, mandola, autoharp, whistles), Finbar Furey (b. 28 September 1946, Dublin, Eire; vocals, uillean pipes, banjo, whistles, flute), Eddie Furey (b. 23 December 1944, Dublin, Eire; guitar, mandola, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bodhrán, vocals) and Paul Furey (b. 6 May 1948, Dublin, Eire; accordion, melodeon, concertina, whistles, bones, spoons, vocals). During the 60s Finbar and Eddie Furey had performed as a duo, playing clubs and doing radio work. Despite the offer of a recording contract, they turned it down, and went to Scotland to play. Having established a reputation for themselves, they later signed to Transatlantic Records, and joined the Clancy Brothers on the latter group’s American tour in 1969. In 1972, the duo toured most of Europe, but while they were away, Paul and George had formed a group called...

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