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Posted By: GUEST,Tony -Dublin
29-Nov-02 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: The Fureys
Subject: RE: The Fureys
I have being going to gigs by The Fureys for a long time before they became famous and they are truly wonderful musicians.

The Furey's best album is titled The Scattering, released in 1998 (Harmac Label). There is a most stunning song on it called "We Dreamed Our Dreams" which they do a very haunting version of.

Being a big Finbar Furey fan, I can tell you that Finbar again recorded this song on a solo album a few years ago. The CD is also called "We Dreamed Our Dreams" and he is joined by the BBC Radio Orchestra. He sings it even better than he did on The Fureys & Dave Arthur recording.

It is interesting to note that this song was written by the late Dick Farrelly who was most famous for his great song "The Isle Of Innisfree" - theme of film, The Quiet Man. I believe Finbar was a very good friend of the songwriter. Anyone interested can get the lyrics of both of these songs on the website www.stoneandfarrelly.com

This is a website for the singer Sinead Stone & Gerard Farrelly. Gerard is the son of Dick Farrelly and they have released a wonderful album of Dick's songs titled "Legacy of a Quiet Man".

Slan all you Furey fans.
Tony