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RTÉ Two, Saturday, 9.35pm
For One Night Only

Finbar Furey

For One Night Only Mary BlackFor One Night Only Mary Black

Friday 17th August 9:35pm RTÉ ONE
By the time Finbar Furey was a teenager he was known as 'The Prince of the Pipers'. On For One Night Only he brings us on a musical journey throughout his long and illustrious career. Singing some of his favourite songs, from 'When you were Sweet Sixteen to 'The Green Fields of France' he tells the story behind the great hits. He recalls growing up in a very musical household and how seeing the likes of Willie Clancy and even Johnny Cash in his house in Ballyfermot was commonplace. He talks about the passion and love his parents instilled in him for music and why his Traveller heritage is so important to him. He talks about his decade of pain following his split from The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur, his recent health difficulties and how he overcame them, his joy at being able to play the pipes again and his excitement of going on the road stateside with his wife Sheila.

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