Welcome to 2019. We have been reliably informed that it is the Chinese 'Year of the Pig'. We'll see how it pans out. The year has started well with a fantastic Tamworth Country Music Festival. The opening concert was great fun. We came away with a win at the Golden fiddle Awards Showcase for Best Band with a Fiddler. Gregory, our fiddler, won the Bluegrass Fiddle comp. We assisted in raising more than $2000 for the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew and we caught up with old friends and made many, many new friends. Planning for TCMF2020 has begun.
Sales of the new CD, Slainte Mhath, and new T-shirt have started well. St Patrick's Weekend will be jam packed with songs, tunes and dancing. Beginning Friday night the 15th in the Queen Street Mall, Twin Towns Services Club on Saturday evening the 16th and winding up at the Caloundra RSL on Sunday afternoon the 17th.

We look forward to catching up with you during the year.



Pig Gigs 2019

All gigs are free unless stated otherwise.

Date

Event

Details

JANUARY

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 NSWwww.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
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

MARCH

3rd 2.30pmComlslie Hotel, Wynnum Rd & Junction Rd, Morningside QLDthecolmsliehotel.com.au
Saint Patrick's Weekend
15th 5.00pmTop Stage - Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD3 x 30 minute sets - 5.00, 6.00 & 7.00pm
16th 8.00pm (Qld)Twin Towns Services Club: 2 Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSWwww.twintowns.com.au/events/murphys-pigs/
17th 3.00pm Caloundra RSL: 19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLDwww.caloundrarsl.com.au

APRIL

Winton's Way Out West Festival 25-28 Aprwww.wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au
25thANZAC Day Concert: Winton Town Hall, 75 Windex St, Winton QLD
26thVenue to be confirmed, Winton QLD
27thVenue to be confirmed, Winton QLD

MAY

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

AUGUST

Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races 2-4 Augusthttp://www.tarafestivalncamels.org.au/
3rd Time TBATara Showgrounds: Showgrounds Rd, Tara QLD
4th Time TBATara Showgrounds, Tara QLD

OCTOBER

Murphy's Pigs in Concert - A Community Event
19th 7.00pmWoodford Memorial Hall: 109 Archer St, Woodford QLDDetails soon

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 whisky.

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 seven 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.

*(All journeys sold separately. Batteries not included.)


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.

FESTIVALS

BaconFest - 2018
Queensland Celtic Festival - 2017
RedFest - 2017 & 2018
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, (Brittany) France - 2006 & 2016
Tamworth Country Music Festival - 2012 to 2019
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

2019 - Best Band (Winner)
2014 – Best Band (Finalist)


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Contact Us


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


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Murphy's Pigs Group Photo