Interview – Finbar Furey – with Gavin Paterson -Tues 23 April 2018 2- 4pm
Gavin Paterson caught up with Finbar at his recent ‘Don’t Stop This Now’ tour, at the Fruitmarket in Glasgow
Chating about his album of the same name released on 20th March 2018 and his journey along the way
Finbar wrote all the songs on the album, apart from one; the traditional Irish folk song ‘The Galway Shawl’. On ‘The Taxi’s Waiting’ and ‘Hail Rain Or Snow’ his daughter Áine, who he clearly loves singing with, joins him on vocals. A versatile and multi-talented artist, Finbar also plays pipes, whistles, banjo and guitar. The album is co-produced with Peter Eades.
‘Irish folk legend Finbar Furey UK release of his new album ‘Don’t Stop This Now’ as March 30th 2018 on BMG UK. The album was originally released in Ireland as ‘Paddy Dear’, and has been repackaged for the UK to include new tracks and a DVD live concert filmed at Vicar St, Dublin in May 2017, where Finbar performs classic hits such as ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Lonesome Boatman’ and ‘The Green Fields of France’.
Gavin also chatted to Finbar about his early career and his time along with his brother Eddie touring with The Clancy Brothers in the USA in the late 60’s, to touring with the fully family band The Furey’s and The Furey’s Davy Arthur.
Musician. songsmith, actor , poet – ‘Don’t stop me now’ seems a very apt title for his new album and for his continuing road ahead!
Don’t Stop This Now rest of tour dates 2018
Thurs May 10 Vicar Street, Dublin
Fri May 11 Wexford Opera House
Sat May 12 Black Box, Galway
Thurs May 24 INEC Killarney
Fri May 25 UCH Limerick
Sat June 2 Royal Theatre, Castlebar
Sun June 3 Everyman Theatre, Cork
Thurs June 7 Millenium Forum, Derry
Fri June 8 The Ulster Hall, Belfast
Sat July 7 FEIS Liverpool Pier Head
Some previous solo releases from Finbar
‘Paddy Dear’ – 2017
‘The Slender Promise’ – 2015, Instrumental CD of pipes & flute
‘The Wind And The Rain’ – 2014
‘Colours’ – 2013
Though correct at time of printing, please check Artists website for any changes, amendments or alterations
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