Initially, the two eldest Furey brothers, Eddie and Finbar, were only to travel to Scotland for 12 days. They were covering gigs for famed sean nós singer Joe Heaney, who couldn’t fulfil his touring commitments due to a family member falling ill.
At the time, Eddie was actually playing in another band, but having been approached by Joe, Finbar convinced his older brother to accompany him across the water. “We had never been to Scotland in our lives. So Eddie said: ‘Yeah, I suppose I can leave the band for a couple of weeks’,” remembers Finbar.