I hadn’t realised that Irish band The Fureys also had their mother to thank for inspiring them to record, When You Were Sweet 16.
I came across the story while browsing YouTube recently.
There’s a rather scratchy video of The Fureys performing the song in the 1980s. In the introduction, Finbar Furey described how they came to record it.
He said that they learnt the song from their father Ted, who was also a very successful musician and an inspiration to his sons.