The Fureys & Davey Arthur play the Hawks Well Theatre

The Fureys and Davey Arthur play the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Wednesday, December 28.

The Fureys and Davey Arthur play the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Wednesday, December 28.

After the Christmas excitement has died down, enjoy an evening of songs, music and stories from legends of Irish music, the Fureys & Davey Arthur who will be making their ninth concert appearance in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Wednesday, December 28.

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George, Paul and Davey got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the Fureys and Davey Arthur.

Inevitably changes have occurred over 33 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George, Eddie and Davey Arthur have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have been releasing a new CD every year. In January they will be releasing another 15 track album called ‘Songs through the Years’

Over the years some of their greatest admirers have ranged from the neighbours they grew up with in Ballyfermot to the top sports people and politicians of the world and have performed for leaders such as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Irish President Mary McAleese and Pope John Paul. Tony Blair has publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. For further information go to the www.thefureys.com or maeve@hawkswell.com, 071 916 1518