What a fantastic weekend for the band. Two great shows in Woodford and Brisbane. A capacity crowd at Woodford and what a community event it was. Many local groups coming on board to make the show memorable. We couldn't have done the show without them. The hall was decked out well with the black and white tablecloths arranged to resemble a chess board. Nice touch. We were pleased to see so many newcomers to the sty. A special call out to Jackie Draper for convincing us to return and for running the Woodford end of the venture.
Another full house at The Junction Hotel in Annerley with many having to stand for the entire show (sorry). Our first time back since the launch of our Live at The Irish Club CD in April 2008. Management and staff did an amazing job making us welcome and ensuring that the punters were well fed and watered. An afternoon of good craic. Unfortunately, only two shows left to close out the year. Nov 18 at the Colmslie Hotel and 21 December in the Queen Street Mall. All the details below in Pig Gigs. Come along and wallow in some guilt-free revelry.

Keep safe.

Pig Gigs

All gigs are free unless stated otherwise.





6th 6:30pmPrivate Function
Murphy's Pigs in ConcertBookings essential.
20th 7.00pmWoodford Memorial Hall: 109 Archer Street, Woodford QLD
21st 2:30pmJunction Hotel: 60 Annerley Rd, Annerley QLD


18th 2.30pmColmslie Hotel: Cnr Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside QLDthecolmsliehotel.com.au


21st 7.30pmTop Stage - Queen Street Mall: Queen St, Brisbane QLD3 x 30 minute sets - 7.30, 8.30 & 9.30pm



15th 7.00pmThe Bug - New Farm Bowls Club: 969 Brunswick St, Brisbane QLDDoor: $10
Tamworth Country Music Festival 18-27 Jan
18th 9.30pmToyota Park - Main Stage: Kabel Ave, Tamworth NSWOpening Concert
19th 8.30pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
20th 7.00pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
22nd 8.30pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
23rd 10.00amGolden Fiddle Showcase - Capitol Theatre: Centrepoint, Peel St, Tamworth NSWDetails TBA
24th MiddayJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
24th 8.30pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
25th 9.30amTown Hall Concert: Fitzroy St, Tamworth NSWFree show
25th 9.00pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
26th 11.30amJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show
26th 9.00pmJoe Maguire's Pub: 148 Peel St, Tamworth NSWFree show


3rd 2.30pmComlslie Hotel, Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside QLDthecolmsliehotel.com.au
Saint Patrick's Weekend
15th 7.30pmTop Stage - Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD3 x 30 minute sets - 7.30, 8.30 & 9.30pm
16th Time TBATwin Towns Services Club: 2 Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSWTicket details in New Year
17th Time TBACaloundra RSL: 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLDwww.caloundrarsl.com.au


Winton's Way Out West Festival 25-28 Aprwww.wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au
Performance details coming soon


Australian Celtic Festival 2-5 Maywww.australiancelticfestival.com.au
3rd 7.00pmConcert - Glen 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 will, unfortunately, be seared into the 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. 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. If you like singing your heart out, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon or just wallowing in some guilt-free revelry 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. Believe it or not, some actually parted with their money and paid to see them. 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 whilst others joined them on stage as guest performers. Here are just some of the highlights of their journey and the awards that they have stumbled upon along the way.


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


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


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)


2015 – World Music Category (Highly Commended)


2014 – Best Band (Finalist)


Being Refurbished.

Contact Us

For all enquiries (including purchase of physical CDs and DVD) please email management@murphypigs.com


For EPK, stage plot, technical rider and release-ready photos please email management@murphyspigs.com


Murphy's Pigs Group Photo