Festivals, Events & Awards

Embarrassed in more countries than they care to remember …

 

Murphy’s Pigs has been around, now, for over 15 years. They debuted as an energetic, rough, naive quartet, and gradually morphed into an unsophisticated, unwieldy, yet unforgettable 15-piece ensemble. On their journey, many thousands of people have attended 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, Murphy’s Pigs has been lucky enough to have performed at some wonderful events and to meet and play with some extraordinary musicians; some filling in for missing Pigs, whilst others have joined the chaos on stage as guest performers. Here are just some of the highlights of their odyssey, and the awards that they have stumbled upon along the way.

FESTIVALS

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival – 2020
Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races – 2019
Winton’s Way Out West Fest – 2019
BaconFest – 2018
Queensland Celtic Festival – 2017
RedFest – 2017 & 2018
Airlie Beach Festival of Music – 2015
Sandgate Bluewater Festival – 2015
Bony Mountain Music Festival – 2014 to 2016
Tamworth Country Music Festival – 2012 to 2020
Neurum Creek Festival – 2011 & 2013
Gayndah Orange Festival – 2011
Gympie Music Muster – 2009, 2010 & 2019
Australian Celtic Music Festival – 2009 to 2019
Woodford Folk Festival – 2008
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, (Brittany) France – 2006 & 2016

HIGHLIGHTS & EVENTS

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols – 2020
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Concert – 2020
Mildura Arts Centre Concert – 2020
Opening Concert – Main Stage – Tamworth Country Music Festival – 2019
Woodford Community Concert – 2018 & 2019
Sunpork Wine & Swine Night – 2018
Twin Towns Services Club Concert – 2018 & 2019
Live at The Triffid Concert – 2017
In concert with Qld Pops Orchestra – QPAC (Brisbane) & Toowoomba – 2017
Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games – 2016
In concert with 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 Test Match (International Rules) Metricon Stadium – 2011
Xtrata Conference Dinner – 2010
Ipswich International Tattoo – 2008
Qld Police Union Conference – 2007

AUSTRALIAN CELTIC MUSIC AWARDS

2019 – Album of the Year (Finalist)
2019 – Song of the Year (Finalist)
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)

AUSTRALIAN GOLDEN FIDDLE AWARDS

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

QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS

2015 – World Music Category (Highly Commended

PIG TRIVIA

Not many people know this …

Travelling Pigs

Within Australia, Airlie Beach has been their most northern gig, Ballarat their most southern, Mildura their most western and Tweed Heads their most eastern. 2900km north to south. 1800km east to west. In 2016 the band traveled in excess of 38,500kms (a trip to France may have been involved).

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