Spanish Cloak: The Best of the Fureys

Spanish Cloak: The Best of the Fureys

by The Fureys
     
 

Following their formation in the mid-'70s, the Fureys became one of Ireland's premier traditional groups. A family band, the group came together several years after brothers Finbar and Eddie Furey had already been playing and recording as a duo. Younger brothers George and Paul Furey had joined singer Davey Arthur inSee more details below

Overview

Following their formation in the mid-'70s, the Fureys became one of Ireland's premier traditional groups. A family band, the group came together several years after brothers Finbar and Eddie Furey had already been playing and recording as a duo. Younger brothers George and Paul Furey had joined singer Davey Arthur in a band called the Buskers and eventually the two acts would merge together with Arthur joining the four Furey brothers on and off in various incarnations over the years. Continuing with the approach set by Finbar and Eddie, the group was known for pairing uilleann pipes (usually reserved as a solo instrument) with guitar and vocals, which had initially caused consternation among traditionalists and purists in the folk scene. Represented here on The Spanish Cloak are 24 tracks from the band's prime years evenly split with 12 vocal tracks and 12 fiery instrumentals. Billed as a best-of collection, it does contain much of their best-known output with a couple of notable omissions. Their number one chart hit "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" is nowhere to be found, nor is one of their other most recognizable songs, "Green Fields of France." Still, it's a wonderful collection by a band with their own unique sound who helped push the boundaries of traditional Irish music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2008
Label:
Castle Pulse
UPC:
5016073710628

Tracks

  1. The Spanish Cloak  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  2. Come by the Hills  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  3. The Mountain of the Women (Sliabhna Mban)  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  4. Dainty Davy  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  5. Tattered Jack Welch  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  6. The Flowers in the Valley  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  7. Pigeon on the Gate (Reel)  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  8. Leezy Lindsay  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  9. Graham's Flat  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  10. The Curragh of Kildare  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  11. Piper in the Meadow Straying (Set Dance)  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  12. Ned of the Hill  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  13. This Town Is Not Your Own  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  14. Dance Around the Spinning Wheel  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  15. Rocking the Baby (Jig)  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  16. Bill Hart's Favourite  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  17. Let Me Go to the Mountains  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  18. McShane  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  19. Colonel Fraser  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  20. Lonesome Boatman  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  21. Carron Lough Bay  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  22. The Prickly Bush  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  23. Bogy's Bonny Belle  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur
  24. The Fox Chase  -  Fureys & Davey Arthur

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