The Fureys and Davey Arthur
PUBLISHED: 13:38 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:08 24 May 2010
The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see this show
IRISH folk music will take centre stage in Weston at the end of April.The Fureys and Davey Arthur will appear at The Playhouse on April 29.George, Paul and Eddie, otherwise known as The Fureys, came from a family of travelling people and were encouraged to take up music as a career after being given the choice between musical instruments and shovel by their parents.Eddie left home to follow his dream in 1966 and travelled to Scotland where he met and shared a flat with Bill Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. His brothers meanwhile played with Davey Arthur in The Buskers.In 1978 the brothers united and The Fureys and Davey Arthur was formed. They went on to have a number of hits including The Green Fields Of France, Red Rose Cafe, Now Is The Hour, Clare To Here, Steal Away and Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway.Tickets, priced £13.50-15, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show.To enter, please answer the following question:In what year did Eddie leave home to follow his dream?Closes: April 20 (9 am)Usual Archant Regional Ltd rules apply and the editor's decision is final.