Finbar Furey on in Vicar Street
Irish folk legend Finbar Furey has announced the UK release of his new album and live DVD ‘Don’t Stop This Now’ on Fri March 30t 2018 on BMG UK. The album was originally released in Ireland as ‘Paddy Dear’, and has been repackaged for the UK to include new tracks, and a live concert DVD filmed at Vicar St, Dublin in May 2017, where Finbar performs new songs from the album, as well as the classic hits such as ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Lonesome Boatman’ and ‘The Green Fields of France’.
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, storyteller and actor, Finbar is celebrated around the world as one of the great folk icons. Finbar’s playing was recognised by John Peel, when in 1972, he and his brother Eddie were awarded Single of The Year in the UK for the original sound of the pipes and the whistles. At the forefront of musical change, Finbar’s successful career and extensive touring introduced a whole new audience to his music and instruments, and he advocated for changes to allow pipes to become more accessible to young musicians.