Welcome - Murphy's Pigs

Murphy’s Pigs, “the most famous band you’ve never heard of”, or so says Brisbane’s Courier Mail.  Try telling that to their legions of fans, here in Australia and overseas, and they might have something different to tell you.

Formed to perform at the world’s largest Celtic festival (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) held in Brittany, France in 2006, this group of performers has morphed from a quartet into the substantial, sensational musical entity that it is today.  They have performed throughout Australia’s eastern states and in France, taking part in some of Australia’s largest and most prestigious festivals and cultural events.  Their music has been played on radio throughout  Australia and in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, and Britain.

Murphy’s Pigs drag you into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love, and a dram or two of whisky.  Follow them on a musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and Asturias – the lands of the Celts.

Once in a lifetime, a band emerges from nowhere
to redefine the world’s perception of Celtic music. 
Murphy’s Pigs is
not that band.



The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs)
New Farm Bowls Club 
Tuesday, 13 
(go to Pig Gigs for details)



Jeanne de Clisson (1300–1359), was a noblewoman from Brittany, who became a privateer to avenge her husband, Olivier, a very powerful Breton nobleman.   Olivier had been executed by the French King in 1343 after wrongfully being accused of treason.  Selling all her estates she raised a force of 400 men, and with ships provided by the English, she attacked French commerce ships.  She painted the ships black and outfitted them with red sails.  She called her ship ‘My revenge’.  Her fierce and bloody reputation led her to be known as ‘The Lioness of Brittany’.  
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Our song, The Scarborough, recorded at Airlock Studios, Samford, and produced by the Grammy Nominee and ARIA award-winning producer Adrian Breakspear, has been released and is available for download from platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, and Pandora. The song’s lyrics are based on the voyage of the First Fleet ship, of the same name, that brought 200 of the first 775 convicts to Australia in January, 1788.
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Stay up to date with all that’s going on in the world of Murphy’s Pigs. 

SwineSong Maleny

by | Aug 26, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

REGIONAL COMMUNITY CONCERT           We’re getting ready for our last SwineSong show for 2022 and will be heading up into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the beautiful...

Rose of Tralee

by | May 28, 2022 | News | 0 Comments

Murphy's Pigs are proud to sponsor Rebecca Wray in this years' Queensland Rose of Tralee.  Born in Australia, Rebecca spent most of her life growing up in Limerick,...

SwineSong Stanthorpe

by | May 27, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

REGIONAL COMMUNITY CONCERT           We’re packing up our SwineSong show and bringing it to Stanthorpe.  Murphy's Pigs will be performing at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre...

SwineSong Esk

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

REGIONAL COMMUNITY CONCERT           Murphy's Pigs is heading to Esk following our successful SwineSong event in Woodford in April, and we will be performing on June 4...

Australian Celtic Festival

Australian Celtic Festival

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

It's that time of year again.  The temperatures start to drop, smoke can be seen curling from the chimneys, the leaves change colour, and tartan abounds.  We must be...

SwineSong Woodford

by | Mar 16, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

REGIONAL COMMUNITY CONCERT           Murphy's Pigs always looks forward to our annual concert in Woodford and we will be performing at the Woodford Memorial Hall on...

Brisbane Irish Festival

St Patrick’s Day Festival

by | Mar 8, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

Don your finest Irish outfit and get ready to turn Eagle Farm Racecourse into a sea of green as St Patrick’s Day Festival hits Brisbane city this March! Sponsored by...

Pigs in Twin Towns

by | Mar 8, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

A big band, a big sound and over 50 metres of suit fabric.  Murphy's Pigs are heading down to Twin Towns, dressed to thrill and to entertain, and to take you on a...

Irish Town Nightlife

St Patrick’s Day

by | Mar 6, 2022 | Gigs | 0 Comments

The Craic will be mighty and the Guinness will be cold.  This 17th of March the Prince Consort Hotel will be turning it on to ensure that it will, indeed, be a great...

There is a 50-year age gap between the youngest and oldest members of the Murphy’s Pigs ensemble.

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