Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys & Davey Arthur will make their 4th appearance in the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Saturday, May 3.
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 30 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 just released a new CD called Songs Through The Years.
The band became an instant success and had a string of hits including When you were Sweet Sixteen, The Green Fields of France, Red Rose Café, The Old Man, Steal Away, Her Father didn’t like me anyway, Clare to Here and Leaving Nancy.
The Fureys & Davey Arthur are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination.
Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of 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.
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.
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
A Fureys concert is always a night to remember.
Tickets are £19 per person with £1 off for concessions.
To book call the White Rock Theatre’s box office on 01424 462288 or visit www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk.