Born in rural County Armagh, Finbar got his first taste of music in his teens playing rock in the Newry-Dundalk area.
One night at a Belfast party, music promoter Nigel Martin heard Finbar sing “My Belfast Love” – to which Nigel retorted – “It’s time you did something with those songs!” Nigel put Finbar in contact with Peter O’Hanlon in 2006 and Strawberry Winters was recorded. This album got wide critical acclaim…
“A razor sharp Ulster wit… Songs with depth and vision…” – Irish Music magazine
“One of my favourite Northern writers…” – Mickey MacConnell
“Bullet proof writing…” – Devon Sproule.