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Martin Furey | An Irish Christmas

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The Harpers Ferry Event Barn

1062 West Washington Street

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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The Barn of Harpers Ferry is delighted to welcome Ireland's Martin Furey as we celebrate An Irish Christmas on the 1st Saturday of December. This is a ticketed event with limited amount of tickets are available, we will announce when tickets are available and then advise early reservations. The Barn has a full bar and a small appetizer and dessert menu.

Martin is the eldest son of Ireland’s ‘Prince of Pipers’ Finbar Furey, and is a highly talented musician in his own right. A masterful guitarist and a Uilleann pipes player of amazing ability, he has taken his style of music to delighted audiences all over the world for over three decades. Along with his emotive voice, Martin puts all his talents to good use both on his self-penned songs and on the traditional Irish music his family is so steeped in. He brings it all home by highlighting songs in their purest form with the resonance and ornamentation of the 19th century, yet the melodies and instrumentation that are timely and refreshing.

Martin has a unique brand of contemporary singer/songwriter folk music, which takes traditional rhythms and instruments, and adds an oblique twist to produce an exhilarating sound that has been wowing audiences for decades. He was one of the leading performers from 2008 until early 2018 with The High Kings, breaking away from the band to concentrate on writing and recording his own music. This tour is a celebration of the NEW music Martin has produced over that time.

In addition to his vocal abilities, Martin is also a master of:
Uilleann Pipes/ Whistles
Martin was in his own words “forcibly inducted into the pipes fraternity aged 7” with his father, Finbar being a three time All Ireland champion, it was almost inevitable that the pipes would come to play a major role in Martin’s life and music.

Guitar / Banjo / Bouzouki
Many of Martins fingerpicking and chord styles were passed on by his father and through both grandparents, Ted and Nora Furey, who came from an ancient line of travelling or gypsy musicians and music, indigenous to Ireland.

With a professional career spanning over 30 year Martin is looking forward to an intimate evening of Folk music at The Barn.

Plan to make a weekend of it! Irish festivities kick off on Friday, Nov 30th and continue into Saturday as Martin Performs. Log onto http://www.harpersferrygetaways.com to make your vacation reservation.

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