Father Ted

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It is clear from archival recordings in the Schools of Scottish Studies Archive, references in folk music journals and my own interviews that the Dublin fiddler Ted Furey had quite an impact on the developing folk scene in Scotland in the 1960s. He visited an early Blairgowrie Festival (1967?) where this photograph, held in the university collection, was taken and spend some time in and around Edinburgh where he played at the Crown Folk Club. His two musical sons Eddie and Finbar settled in the city for a while also. I remember meeting Ted in Cambridge and in Dublin during the 1970s when he asked after old friends in Scotland.