Name Murphy's Pigs
Venue The Bug, New Farm Bowls Club
Starts Tuesday, 15 January 2019 @ 7:00pm
Finishes Tuesday, 15 January 2019 @ 10:00pm
Genres Celtic, Folk, Irish
Admission $10
Description

A big band, a big sound and nearly 50 metres of suit fabric. This is the 10 piece, award-winning, Celtic-rock band that the World Health Organisation is warning everyone about. Throw caution to the wind and set off on a musical journey through the Celtic nations as Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love and a drop or two of the whiskey.

Their unrehearsed style breathes new life into old favourites and firmly places their stamp on beloved standards and some not-too-shabby stuff they’ve written themselves. Mildly humorous onstage banter, an insane number of instruments and robust, manly voices unite to create an experience that will, unfortunately, be seared into your memory long after the night is over. Boisterous chorus songs and lilting ballads compel the tone deaf to sing fervently while spirited jigs, reels and hornpipes spur the uncoordinated out onto the dance floor. One minute you’re crying into your beer, the next minute you’re pouring it over your head with an exuberant cheer.

Murphy’s Pigs have performed at some mighty fine gigs including the world’s largest Celtic Festival “Festival Interceltique de Lorient” in France (twice), Woodford Folk Festival, the National Music Muster (Gympie), the Australian Celtic Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival and many other festivals, cultural and corporate events. The have performed to culture junkies at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex as guests of the Queensland Pops Orchestra, in front of thousands of screaming, sports-crazy fans at Metricon Stadium and have twice been awarded ‘Artist of the Year’ (2013 & 2016) at the Australian Celtic Music Awards.

If you like singing your heart out, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon or just wallowing in guilt-free revelry, then this is one journey you’ll want to take.