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Pig Gigs

All gigs are free unless stated otherwise.

Date

Event

Details

MAY

Australian Celtic Festivalwww.australiancelticfestival.com
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
27th 2.30pmComlslie Hotel, Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside, QLD

JULY

27th 5.00pmTop Stage, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD3 x 30 minute sets - 5, 6 & 7pm
31st 7.00pmThe Bug, New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLDDoor: $10

AUGUST

BaconFestwww.kingaroybaconfest.com.au
24th 7.00pmBacon Fest, Wine and Swine, Kingaroy Town Hall, Kingaroy QLDTicketed: 18+ only event.
26th 2.30pmComlslie Hotel, Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside, QLDthecolmsliehotel.com.au

SEPTEMBER

RedFest Redland Spring Festivalredfest.com.au
7th 8.30pmRedFest, Norm Price Park, Redland Showgrounds, Long St Cleveland, QLD
Murphy's Pigs and Darlin and the Midnight Delights
16th MiddayCaloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLDwww.caloundrarsl.com.au

OCTOBER

6th 6:30pmPrivate Function
Murphy's Pigs in ConcertBookings essential.
20th 7.00pmWoodford Memorial Hall, 109 Archer Street, Woodford

NOVEMBER

18th 2.30pmComlslie Hotel, Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside, QLDthecolmsliehotel.com.au

2019

JANUARY

15th 7.00pmThe Bug, New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLDDoor: $10
Tamworth Country Music Festival 18-27 Jan
Dates and times to be announced in November 2018.

MARCH

Saint Patrick's Weekend
16th Time TBATwin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSWTicket details in New Year
17th Time TBACaloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLDwww.caloundrarsl.com.au

MAY

Australian Celtic Festival 2-5 Maywww.australiancelticfestival.com
3rd 7.00pmGlen Innes Services Club, cnr Lang & Grey Sts, Glen Innes, NSWFree show. No bookings taken.
4th Time TBASapphire Stage, Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Glen Innes, NSW
5th Time TBASapphire Stage, Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Glen Innes, NSW

The Band





A big band, a big sound and almost 50 metres of suit fabric. This is Murphy’s Pigs – the 10-piece, 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 they’ve written themselves. Mildly humorous onstage banter, an insane number of instruments and robust, manly voices unite to create an experience that cannot, unfortunately, be unseen or unheard. 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. They 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.

The band has recorded six CDs and a 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 or just enjoying some great entertainment then this is one journey you’ll want to take.


Festivals, Events 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.

FESTIVALS

BaconFest - 2018
Queensland Celtic Festival - 2017
RedFest - 2017 & 2018
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, (Brittany) France - 2006 & 2016
Tamworth Country Music Festival - 2012 to 2018
Australian Celtic Music Festival - 2009 to 2018
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

EVENTS & CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

Sunpork Wine & Swine Night - 2018
Twin Towns Services Club - 2018
Live at The Triffid Concert - 2017
In concert with the Qld Pops Orchestra – QPAC (Brisbane) & Toowoomba - 2017
Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games - 2016
In concert with the Qld Pops Orchestra – QPAC (Brisbane), Caloundra & Gold Coast - 2014
EduTech 2014 – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre - 2014
International Police Association Young Officers International Forum - 2013
Australia v Ireland – International Rules, Metricon Stadium - 2011
Xtrata Dinner - 2010
Ipswich International Tattoo - 2008
Qld Police Union - 2007



AUSTRALIAN CELTIC MUSIC AWARDS

2018 - Album of the Year (Winner)
2018 - Group of the Year (Finalist)
2018 - Instrumental of the Year (Finalist)
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)

QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS

2015 – World Music Category (Highly Commended)

AUSTRALIAN GOLDEN FIDDLE AWARDS

2014 – Best Band (Finalist)


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