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Pig Gigs

All gigs are free unless stated otherwise.





In Concert - Live At The Triffid
5th 3.00 pmThe Triffid, Stratton St, Newstead, QLD
26th 1.00pmHarrigan's Drift Inn, Jacobs Well, QLD


22nd 7.30pmTop Stage, Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD



14th 4.00pmCaloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLD
16th 7.00pmThe Bug, New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD
Tamworth Country Music Festival 24-28 Jan
24th 8.30pmJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
25th MiddayJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
25th 9.30amFanzone Stage, Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
25th 8.30pmJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
26th 9.00amTamworth Town Hall, Fitzroy St, Tamworth, NSW
26th 9.00pmJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
27th 8.30pmJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW
28th 7.00pmJoe Maguires Pub, 148 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW


25th 12.00pmPrivate Function, 1st Triffid House Party, Camira QLD


Memories and Melodies - Celebrating Our Pioneers
10th 7.00pmWoodford Memorial Hall, 109 Archer Street, WoodfordAdults $20 Children $10 Bookings 0400492365
Saint Patrick's Week
13th 11.00amTwin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW
17th 11.00amMick O'Malley's Irish Pub, (Wintergarden Precinct), Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
17th 4.00pmFinn McCool's, Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, QLD
18th 1.00pmHarrigan’s Drift Inn, Jacobs Well, QLD


22nd 4.00pmCaloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLD


Australian Celtic Festival
4th 7.00pmGlen Innes Services Club, cnr Lang & Grey Sts, Glen Innes, NSWNo bookings
5th 1.30pmSapphire Stage, Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Glen Innes, NSW
6th 9.00amSapphire Stage, Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Glen Innes, NSW


24th 6.00pmBacon Fest, Wine and Swine, Kingaroy Town Hall, Kingaroy QLD


7th TIME TBCRedFest, Norm Price Park, Redland Showgrounds, Long St Cleveland, QLD
Murphy's Pigs and Simply Bushed
16th TIME TBCMurphy's Pigs and Simply Bushed, Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLD

The Band

A big band, a big sound and incredibly well dressed. This is Murphy’s Pigs – the Brisbane based, the multi-award-winning, Celtic-rock band that the World Health Organisation is warning everyone about. Throw caution to the wind and set forth on a musical journey through the lands of the Celts 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 that they've written themselves. Moderately humourous onstage banter, an insane number of instruments and a lot of robust, manly voices unite to create an experience that cannot, unfortunately, be unseen or unheard. There's no sacred ground here. 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 has played 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. They have serenaded more than one discerning culture junkie at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, as guests of the Queensland Pops Orchestra, wailed in front of thousands of screaming, sports-crazy fans at Metricon Stadium and have twice been awarded ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Australian Celtic Music Awards.

The band has recorded six albums and a live concert DVD and their music is enjoyed on national, local and community radio stations around Australia and in France, Germany, Canada and the United States of America. Wow!

If you like singing your heart out, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon, laughing until your sides split or simply enjoying some great entertainment then Murphy’s Pigs tick all the boxes.

Festivals and Awards

Murphy’s Pigs has been tolerated, now, for over 10 years. Many thousands of people have been to their performances and some of those even wanted to see them. Some actually parted with their money. During their time together they have been lucky enough to have played at some wonderful events and to meet and play with some extraordinary musicians; some filling in for missing Pigs or joining in on stage as guest performers. Here are just some of the highlights of their journey, and the commendations and awards that they have picked up along the way.


Queensland Celtic Festival 2017
RedFest 2017
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, (Brittany) France 2006 & 2016
Tamworth Country Music Festival 2012 to 2018
Australian Celtic Music Festival 2009 to 2017
Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2015
Bony Mountain Music Festival 2014 to 2016
Gayndah Orange Festival 2011
Sandgate Bluewater Festival 2015
Neurum Creek Festival 2010 & 2012
National (Gympie) Music Muster 2009 & 2010
Woodford Folk Festival 2008


Qld Pops Orchestra – QPAC & Toowoomba 2017
Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games 2016
Qld Pops Orchestra – QPAC, Caloundra & Gold Coast 2014
Australia v Ireland – International Rules, Metricon Stadium 2011
Ipswich International Tattoo 2008


EduTech 2014 – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 2014
Xtrata 2010
Qld Police Union 2007


2016 – Artist of the Year (Winner)
2016 – Group of the Year (Winner)
2016 – Album of the Year (Winner)
2016 – Song of the Year (Winner)
2015 – Album of the Year (Winner)
2015 – Male Vocalist of the Year (Winner)
2015 – Instrumental of the Year (Finalist)
2013 – Artist of the Year (Winner)
2013 – Album of the Year (Finalist)
2013 – Song of the Year (Finalist)
2011 – Triquetra Ambassador (Winner)


2015 – World Music Category (Highly Commended)


2014 – Best Band (Finalist)


Murphy's Pigs has recorded five albums, two of which, In the Lap of the Hogs and Larrikins and Knuckle Boys, have won Album of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards in 2015 and 2016 respectively. A 5-cd box set is available for purchase for those that need bigger portions of fine Pig music. All CD prices include postage throughout Australia or internationally.

1. Devil's Thirteen  
2. Lachlan Tigers  
3. The Scarborough  
4. Shores of Botany Bay  
5. Brisbane Ladies  
6. Irish Town
7.The Flying Dutchman  
8. Ryebuck Shearer  
9. The Whale (featuring Terry Fielding)  
10. Streets of Forbes  
11. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda  
12. The Road


1 Follow Me Up To Carlow
2 Irish Soldier Laddie
3 Boys of the Old Brigade
4 Black and Tans
5 Four Green Fields
6 The Merry Ploughboy
7. The Foggy Dew
8. Men Behind the Wire
9. Sean South of Garryowen
10. The Broad Black Brimmer
11. The Town I Loved So Well
12. Soldiers Song


1. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
2. Finnegan's Wake
3. Rakes of Mallow / Davy Knick Knack / £40 Float
4. Drunken Sailor
5. Spancil Hill
6. Lark in the Morning / Merrily Kissed the Quaker / Queen of the Rushes
7. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (Wild Mountain Thyme)
8. Raggle Taggle Gypsy
9. Streams of Whiskey
10. The Moving Bog
11. Seven Nights in Eire
12. The Irish Rover


1. Galway Girl
2. The Gypsy Rover
3. The Battle of New Orleans
4. Broom of the Cowdenknowes
5. Flying Haggis / Pumpkins Fancy / Crossing the Minch
6. The Whale
7. Bonnie Dundee / Atholl Highlanders
8. Whiskey in the Jar
9. She Moved Through the Fair / Cooger’s Quilt
10. Back Home in Derry
11. Jig in the Middle / Jig of Slurs / Dr Ross
12. Mrs McGrath


1. Galician Jigs
2. The Leaving of Liverpool
3. The Rambles of Spring
4. Step It Out Mary
5. Little Irish girl / Black Velvet Band
6. The Boys of Killybegs
7. Scots Air / Chasing Shadows
8. Sergeant, Where’s Mine?
9. The Rare Old Mountain Dew
10. Dirty Old Town
11. Fiddler’s Green
12. The Rare Old Times
13. The Ferrymen
14. The Clumsy Lover


For those who cannot get enough we offer the entire recording collection. Five CDs for less than the price of four. Outstanding value.


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Murphy's Pigs Group Photo (B&W)


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