Finbar Furey featuring Aine Furey – Blue Jewel In The Sky
Fancy a stroll down the Shelly Banks to Poolbeg?
Irish folk legend Finbar Furey (top) joins forces with his daughter Aine Furey and documentary filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn for the video to the title track of his forthcoming album.
“I wrote Blue Jewel in the Sky at the end of the ’90s about the madness of man’s inhumanity to man. When the opportunity arose to make a music video with Dearbhla, I didn’t have to think twice. She is respected at her craft, working with an open heart, but not shying away from tough subjects.
“Dearbhla’s footage from Palestine and Eastern Congo help to shine a light on the suffering we know is going on, so we can all think about making changes in our daily lives in order for change to happen.”
“It was great to film Finbar and Aine together down by the iconic Poolbeg lighthouse, and to try and capture a glimmer of their relationship and connection. They sing so beautifully together, and obviously have a wonderful friendship as well as being father and daughter.”
Nick says: Blue is the colour.
Devastating video, fabulous song.
The melody ain’t bad, the voice is broootal. Never got the Fureys thing. Guess I never got that drunk.