The most famous band no-one has ever heard of …
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.
That is the catch cry that every celebrity who has ever seen Murphy’s Pigs have said, with their dis-endorsement of the band and believe us, there have been many. 2020 has been a tough year, so Murphy’s Pigs wanted to kick off the year in 2021 with a bang. After Covid had stopped their annual pilgrimage to Woodford to play in the community hall, the band wanted to come back to Woodford with some friends to help kick off the year. 12 men dressed in suits singing Celtic songs and playing an array of instruments from the whistle to the bag pipes, and yes they even let John play the banjo (at times) is not enough. Throw in some dancers, they call the Piglets who apparently have won some awards for their Irish and Highland routines and you have Murphy’s Pigs. Melodic Celtic flute, alongside raw and rhythmic guitar are complimented with heart felt sounds of the Celtic world. Featuring a dynamic musical ensemble and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage, Murphy’s Pigs are quickly on their way to becoming the new frontier in Celtic entertainment.
Bring a folding chair, rug or blanket and don’t forget there is some onsite camping sites available if you contact the Woodford Show Society. This is a Covid safe event so remember your social distancing.
Joined on stage by Liam Kennedy-Clark, The Aussie Uke Show and Felicity Kircher this will be a line-up that is sure to help forget the woes of 2020 and start the new year off.
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Not many people know this …
There have been 18 full time musicians in Murphy’s Pigs. 35 other talented musicians have stood in for missing Pigs (infirmed, work, family commitments or forgot to put the date in the bloody diary). John is the only Pig who has not missed a single gig since Murphy’s Pigs formed.
There have been just over 530 Murphy’s Pigs performances since August 2006. The lowest (13) in 2020 and highest (53) in 2016.