Win tickets to see The Fureys in concert

FAMOUS Irish group The Fureys are flying in from the emerald isle for a whistle-stop tour of the UK with lifetime friend and former member Davey Arthur. The group, responsible

FAMOUS Irish group The Fureys are flying in from the emerald isle for a whistle-stop tour of the UK with lifetime friend and former member Davey Arthur. The group, responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination, will perform at The Playhouse on April 12.George, Paul and Eddie, alias The Fureys, came from a family of travellers and were encouraged to take up music as a career.Eddie left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland. He met and shared a flat with the then unknown Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous names in their own right.Eddie went on to tour America, Canada and mainland Europe as support to the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem among others, while his brothers had been playing with Davey Arthur as The Buskers.In 1978 the brothers united and The Fureys and Davey Arthur were formed. They went on to have many international hits including The Green Fields Of France, Red Rose Cafe and Now Is The Hour.The band even brought folk music to Top Of The Pops in 1981 when their single When You Were Sweet Sixteen entered the UK top 20. Their latest show celebrates their 30 years in the music business.The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £15.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see The Fureys and Davey Arthur.To enter, please answer the following question: In which year was The Fureys and Davey Arthur formed?* Closes: 9am on March 28. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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