Ian Drew meeting Finbar Furey.
“Finbar is one of the first of the folk legends I had the privilege to meet and it was under unusual circumstances. Back in 2006 I had started to study opera in DIT under an amazing singer and teacher Emmanual Lawlor.
For 6 years, every year, my old school in Sallynoggin put on a Christmas concert in the local church. That year however, would be the first time I would be singing at this event as I had played the trumpet up until then.
Emmanual was a good friend of my cousin Ronnie Drew (and actually features on one of Ronnie’s album).
I invited Ronnie to hear the work that myself and Emmanual had been working on. Ronnie agreed, but he asked could he bring a friend with him. Of course that wasn’t a problem, and along came Finbar!
Finbar brought his whistle to play a tune (‘The Lonesome Boatman’ no doubt).
Some Debut on to the singing path of my career.”-Ian Drew
Ian Drew is no doubt an artist which has great grasp of Irish Music Heritage and History.
With Irish/Folk music flowing through his blood we have no doubt he will produce great things in the future.
Trad Nua are happy to announce Ian will be releasing a Stable Session this March so Keep an eye to Ian Drew Music more news to follow…