With Finbar as front man, The Furey Brothers achieved worldwide fame, with numerous hits including ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’ and ‘The Lonesome Boatman’.
Finbar launched his solo career as a singer/songwriter in 1995, and his debut album ‘The Wind and the Rain’ was released two years later.
He began his acting career in the early 2000s, playing a singing role in the Martin Scorsese film ‘Gangs of New York’. Several other roles include an appearance in RTÉ’s series ‘Love/Hate’, a featured role in Mark Mahon’s ‘Strength and Honour’ and also a lead in Ruth Paxton’s award winning short film, ‘Paris/Sexy’.
In 2013 Finbar won RTE’s ‘The Hit’ with the beautifully written ‘The Last Great Love Song’ and followed this with his album ‘Colours’ which reached the number one slot in Ireland, more than thirty years after his last number one with his brothers, the Fureys.
In 2016 he wrote and played the music for the award winning film ‘The Wild Goose Lodge’, and released his instrumental pipes and flute, album ‘The Slender Promise’ which reached the number four spot in the Irish Charts.
2017 saw his latest album, ‘Paddy Dear’ top the Irish Charts.
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