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  • Sunday, 23 April 2023

The Fureys

When The Fureys return to the stage of The Plowright Theatre on Sunday 23rd April, they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies.

 

 

They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, The Old Man, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world. 

The Fureys indelible musical footprint is rivalled only by their vast collection of personal stories of their musical experiences and friendships, gathered by Eddie and George Furey along an amazing 45-year journey which shows no signs of reaching a final destination.

 

The Fureys will jump at any chance to play... not just on stage. Stories of the band striking up spur of the moment music sessions with fellow music stars who happen to be around are legendary. Joe Dolan, Philomena Begley, Tom O'Connor, Chris Rea, the Chieftains, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Liam Clancy and Sean Maguire are just a few of those who have joined The Fureys for their spontaneous sessions, each one with a story begging to be told.

 

Coronation Street, Royle Family, Keeping Up Appearances and Heartbeat star, the late Geoffrey Hughes, had a keen interest in Irish music and would play the Bodhran with the band. He once joined the guys for a legendary all-night session in the Europa hotel after starring in the Christmas pantomime at the Grand Opera House next door. The Fureys also struck up an unlikely music session with Kool & The Gang, Midge Ure (Ultravox) and other music co-stars backstage during an episode of Top of the Pops. There was a BBC strike and all of the show’s artists found themselves at a loose end. Alas, there are no recordings of how this fusion of styles came across.y.

 

The Fureys will be performing all of their best loved songs at The Plowright Theatre on Sunday 23rd April.

 

Fans can rest assured they will be treated to one or two entertaining tales on the night for good measure!  

 


Tickets are available through the Box Office on 01724 296296, or in-person at The Baths Hall during opening hours:

Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 4pm
(Please note, our Box Office is closed on Bank Holidays.)

Saturday 12 noon to 4pm (Excluding August)

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  • Event Info
  • Sunday, 23 April 2023