The Fureys, Rotherham Civic
The legendary Irish folk band are promising a memorable evening tonight.
The five-piece band,including the original brothers George and Eddie, have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD, The Times They Are A-Changing.
Famous for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields Of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare To Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy and Steal Away, their emotive songs often bring tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years.
Notable concert attendees include former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul II, while Tony Blair has publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys’ The Green Fields of France.
Recently, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.
Their folk-based music has received standing ovations in some of the largest concert halls around 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.
Tickets can be booked online at www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk or phone the box office on 01709 823621.