The Fureys are coming to the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris next month.

Mayo audiences in for a treat when the Fureys take to Claremorris stage

WHEN The Fureys perform in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on St Valentine’s weekend – they take to the stage on Sunday, February 12 – they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies.

They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands.

Fureys classics like 'I Will Love You', 'When You Were Sweet Sixteen', 'Red Rose Café', 'Leaving Nancy', 'The Old Man', 'From Clare to Here' and 'The Green Fields of France' have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.

The Furey brothers were still trying to make it as folk singers in the late '60s when Eddie Furey shared flats in Scotland with then fellow folk stars in waiting, Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty.

Eddie and George Furey are particularly proud of their UK chart success with songs such as 'I Will Love You' and 'When You Were Sweet Sixteen', which in turn helped bring Irish folk and traditional music to a completely new audience. The band made their Top of the Pops debut in 1981.

Eddie recalls: “Many musicians have told us we influenced them after hearing a record from their parents or grandparents' collection.”

Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics started out as a stage hand working in a theatre in Newcastle and credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on the guitar. Eddie would return the compliment by joining Dave on stage in Paris for a jam during the latter’s wedding to Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey.

The Fureys will be performing all of their best loved songs at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on St. Valentine’s weekend (Sunday, February 12). Tickets are available from the hotel on (094) 9378000 and online at