Multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor Finbar Furey has announced a
brand new 7 date Irish tour, that will see the iconic musician visit Dublin, Waterford, Galway Killarney,
Limerick and Cork.
The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the
lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys, has always been at the forefront of musical change.
His long career has also included film & TV appearances, including a singing role in the 2002 Martin
Scorsese film ‘Gangs of New York’ as well as the award-winning 2016 film ‘The Wild Goose Lodge’, for
which he wrote and played the music.
After thirty years touring the world with his brothers, introducing new audiences to the band’s music, Finbar
embarked on a solo career to pursue a new life as a singer, writer and producer.
On the 4 th of October 2018 Finbar was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gaelic Players
Association. Finbar has reached iconic status over the last fifty years as a multi instrumentalist, singer,
songwriter, producer and actor
On being chosen for the award Finbar said:
"Im honored, delighted and taken by surprise to be given this Lifetime Achievement Award. It's a very special feeling to be recognized like this."Im nearly speechless"
The GPA US Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding
service in their chosen field. It acknowledges the deep historical and cultural ties between Ireland and
the US and recognizes a shared ancestry of which Ireland’s unique Gaelic sporting and musical heritage
are an intrinsic part.
Fans can expect to be treated to Finbar’s rare talents as he brings pure Irish music and humour to the
stage. At the age of 71, this supreme musician is not for slowing down – on the upcoming tour Finbar
commented: “Too late to stop now!”
December 15 th St Canices Cathedral Kilkenny
February 28 th Vicar St Dublin
March 3rd Vicar St Dublin
April 5 th Black Box Galway
April 6 th INEC Killarney
April 12 th Woodlands Hotel Waterford
April 13 th Cork Opera house
April 20 th UCH Limerick