‘Finbar Furey proves that he is not just a massive force in Irish music’s heritage, he is a massive force in shaping it’s future as well’. – Shane MacGowan
‘Finbar is the jewel of Ireland. A rough cut, perfectly polished, precious, invaluable treasure of ours. He lives and breathes every word of every song he writes and performs. It feels like he sings every one just for me. Watch him.. he mesmerises .. with each gesture, each movement, each expression, he draws you in with his unmistakeable, deep, dulcet, husky and yet sweetly soft, intimate, often delicately vulnerable, voice. With every song he sings I am convinced he can see inside my heart and I his. He is the master. This is an icon at his best…so far’. – Imelda May
The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change. His long career has also included film & TV appearances, including a singing role in the 2002 Martin Scorsese film ‘Gangs of New York’ as well as the award-winning 2016 film ‘The Wild Goose Lodge’, for which he wrote and played the music.
After thirty years touring the world with his brothers, introducing new audiences to the band’s music, Finbar embarked on a solo career to pursue a new life as a singer, writer and producer.
To coincide with the tour, Finbar’s latest album ‘Paddy Dear’, which topped the Irish Charts in 2017, will now be released in the UK, with new songs and a bonus Live DVD of Finbar performing at Vicar Street, Dublin. This new CD/DVD release newly titled ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ will be released on March 30th 2018 by BMG and distributed in the UK via Absolute.
Fans can expect an intimate setting at all shows and to be treated to Finbar’s rare talents as he brings pure Irish music and humour to the stage. At the age of 71, this supreme musician is not for slowing down – on the upcoming tour Finbar commented: “Too late to stop now!”
The line-up for the tour will be Finbar Furey (Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Guitar, Whistle, Uileann pipes), Peter Eades (Piano, Electric Guitar, Strings, Cuatro, Backing Vocals) and Paul O’Driscoll (Double Bass, Backing Vocals).