The Fureys & Davey Arthur   •   Morning On A Distant Shore

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  • Morning On A Distant Shore
    • 1977 - Polydor 2904 010 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. (a) The Cock Chased The Hen (b) Dever The Dancer (c) Made In The Meadow (arr. The Fureys & Davey Arthur)
    2. Come To Me Love (Finbar Furey, Arr. The Fureys & Davey Arthur)
    3. Shipyard Slips (Men Of No Property)
    4. Spey Of Inverness (Finbar Furey, Steward)
    5. Silent Annie (Finbar Furey, Arr. The Furey Brothers)
    6. John Of Dreams (Bill Caddock,)
    7. Wheels Of The World (arr. Davey Arthur, George Furey)
  • Side Two
    1. (a) Ringville (b) La Volta (Davey Arthur, G. Furey, Arr. The Fureys & Davey Arthur)
    2. Peggy And The Soldier (arr. The Fureys & Davey Arthur)
    3. Morning On A Distant Shore (B. Stewart, Finbar Furey)
    4. Wounded Knee (arr. Finbar Furey)
    5. Life Is Just That Way (arr. Finbar Furey)
    6. She Touched You (Jim Herd)

  • Musicians
    • Eddie Furey, Finbar Furey, Paul Furey, George Furey & Davey Arthur
  • Credits
    • Sleeve Design & Artwork: Des O'Meara & Partners
    • Photography: Siver Grain Studios

Sleeve Notes

Eddie, the oldest Group-member, plays mandolin, fiddle, guitars, bodhrán 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.