Mudcat Café message #2439120 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54061   Message #2439120
Posted By: GUEST,beachcomber
13-Sep-08 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: The Fureys
Subject: RE: The Fureys
Surely there is no question about the origins and careers of the Fureys ?
Ted was father of Finbarr, Eddie, Paul and George and Davy Arthur was a "more or less" adoptive member of the family who lived in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Ted, with long grey beard, was an excellent traditional fiddler who was known to sing one of those "Sweet Sixteen" type music hall songs on occasion at a pub session .
I have many memories of meeting them and seeing them , over the years , at various Festivals in Ireland as they often busked their way around the country in varied combinations.
This was before the Clancy Bros gave Fin barr and Eddie a "spot" on one of their tours and started them on their careers in the mainstream of the Folk Circuit.
Ted loaned himself out, as a Guide to Traditional Music, to patrons who would recompense him for his services, much in the way of some Old Irish Bards
I see that Finbarr's son is now joined with Bobby Clancy's in a group called "The High Kings".