The Fureys

Eden Court, Inverness
15th May
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The well-known Irish folk band from Dublin packed out Eden Court on Friday night. With two of  the original Furey brothers, Eddie and George, accompanied by 3 other musicians they certainly had the audience clapping. We were toe-tapping, singing and joining in their humorous, lively and thoroughly entertaining concert. From accordion, penny whistle, bodrum, guitars, banjos to the electric cello, the mixture of sounds was atmospheric and engaging
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They played a diverse collection of songs, written by great writers and performers they met over the years, from their new CD ‘The Times They Are A Changing’ as well as several well-known ones. ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Green Fields of France’ and the ‘Leaving of Liverpool’. The brothers` jokes and stories only added to the intimate and enjoyable experience. Songs like’ I Miss The Old Man’ and ‘This One Is For You’, dedicated to their late Mum and brother, Paul, were heartfelt sang and couldn`t fail to touch the hearts of  the audience. Singing Go Lassie Go with everyone joining in ended the concert, making us feel that we had been part of a lively sing-along with friends from Ireland. A good night out had by all.
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Reviewer : Stephanie McDaid

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