Folk legends tuning up

Legends of Irish music the Fureys & Davey Arthur come to Grimsby
Legends of Irish music the Fureys & Davey Arthur come to Grimsby

IRISH music legends The Fureys & Davey Arthur return to Grimsby for their fourth concert appearance this Friday, April 27.

The band is responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination.

Their folk-based music has received standing ovations in some of the world’s biggest concert halls and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, themselves well-known musicians, who encouraged their sons to play music from an early age and had live music in their house almost nightly.

Over the years, some of their greatest admirers have ranged from the neighbours they grew up with in Ballyfermot to the world’s top sports people and politicians.

They have also performed for leaders such as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Irish President Mary McAleese and Pope John Paul.

Tony Blair has publicly stated that his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys’ ‘Green Fields of France’.

Tickets cost £17-£18.50 from the box office 0844 871 3016 or www.atgtickets.com/grimsby .