The Fureys and Davey Arthur to perform in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 16:44 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:44 28 June 2010

Fureys and Davey Arthur

Fureys and Davey Arthur

The Playhouse

Irish Folk ban "The Fureys and Davey Arthur" are the headline act at Axminster's Beer Festival.

They said “We are looking forward to coming back to the West Country again where we have some great friends and have performed many times”.

As part of their tour, they are delighted to have been invited to perform at the Axminster Music & Beer Festival on Saturday, July 3, at 3.30pm.

George Furey said “We always get such a warm welcome from Devon and accepted the invitation from Shane Morgan instantly. We gather its always have a great day out at the festival and we can’t wait to hear the local acts that are performing later in the day”.

Davey Arthur added “It’s just great to be back in such a beautiful part of the country and meeting such lovely people, who always show such appreciation for our music”.

After 32 years, they continue to play on all continents where they bring their music, songs and stories to generations who have enjoyed them over the years.

Their audiences have included President of Ireland Mary McAleese and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Tony Blair has stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys Green Fields of France.

There is nothing we can say about these legends of Irish Music that people don’t already know so don’t miss this concert and an opportunity when you can hear them sing all their hits including When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away etc.

The Beer, Music and Cider Festival opens at 11am, on Saturday, July 3.

One of the acts opening the event at 2pm is local musician Steve Waters, who writes his own material. After The Fureys & Davey Arthur perform at 3.30pm Jess Upon and her group perform vocals and acoustics at 5.30pm for an hour and then local teachers band Wet Playtime perform a set, at 7pm.

The evening continues apace at 9pm with The Dancing Bananas, with Raven closing the event from 11.30pm – 1am.

As well as O’Hanlon’s Beer there is a full bar and barbecue.

Tickets are available online at www.axminsterbeerfestival.org or from The TIC and Morgan York in Axminster.

All-day tickets cost £15, children 12 and over £8,

Evening-only tickets from 6pm – 2am £7 and Children 12 and over £4.

Children under 12 free all day.

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