The Fureys and Davey Arthur

The Fureys and Davey Arthur: Morning On A Distant Shore


  • Morning On A Distant Shore
    • 1977 - Polydor 2904 010 LP
  • Side One
    1. (a) The Cock chased the Hen (b) Dever the Dancer (c) Maid in the Meadow
    2. Come to me Love
    3. Shipyard Slips (Men of no Property)
    4. Spey of Inverness
    5. Silent Annie
    6. John of Dreams
    7. Wheels of the World
  • Side Two
    1. (a) Ringville (b) LaVolta
    2. Peggy and the Soldier
    3. Morning on a Distant Shore
    4. Wounded Knee
    5. Life is just that Way
    6. She Touched You

  • Musicians
    • Eddie Furey
    • Finbar Furey
    • Paul Furey
    • George Furey
    • Davey Arthur

Sleeve Notes

Eddie, the oldest Group-member, plays mandolin, fiddle, guitars, ran and cittern, and he is the Group's lead singer, and a renowned songwriter.

Finbar is an exceptionally fine Uillean pipes player and loves to experiment on his favourite instrument. He can also acquit himself well on tin whistle, flute, guitar and five string banjo.

Irish on his mother's side, Scottish on his father's. Davey hails from Edinburgh. The youngest member of the Group, he has a fantastic gift for stringed instruments and plays mandolin, guitar, cittern, dulcimer, tenor banjo, on which he has become a master and gives some breathtaking performances, earning him the title "the String King" by his fellow musicians.

George plays tin whistle, accordion, autoharp, bodhràn and bones, but the instrument he is happiest with is the guitar. He holds the second lead vocal position in the group and likes to write songs.

Paul, nicknamed the "Spoofer" because of the stories he can make up and tell, plays whistle and is also regarded as one of the finest accordionists in the country.