George Murphy will be joining Gordon Hotchkiss on Friday afternoon, 8 July from 3pm – 6pm
Singer-songwriter and storyteller George Murphy is a veteran of the Northern Irish folk music scene who is making a visit to Glasgow to appear at Live at the Star Folk on Thursday evening 7 July.
Hailing from the small town of Dungiven, Co. Derry – a place known as a breeding ground for musical talent – he is well versed in the folk singing tradition.
Murphy’s Bar on the town’s Main Street played host to many great music sessions and folk gigs down through the years and as a regular attendee to such events, George Murphy was able to amass a huge repertoire of folk songs that he would take with him to sessions and folk festivals all over the UK and Ireland.
A teacher by profession, George took early retirement in the 2000s and has since had a hand in many aspects of promoting Irish folk music in Northern Ireland. He has toured with many bands including Failte with his friends Jim Millar and Jimmy O’Hara as well as recorded and performed with Maranna McCloskey. He has helped organise folk festivals in the Roe Valley and North West, including The Roe Valley International Folk Festival and several Fleadhanna Cheoil. He is also a member of the cross-cultural group, Tongues, Tones and Tapping.
George now tours as part of a folk duo with Frank Cassidy in support of his debut album, Still In One Piece.
2011 will see George make appearances across the UK and Ireland, including appearances at a number of folk festivals.
George Murphy will be joining Gordon Hotchkiss this Friday afternoon, 8 July from 3pm – 6pm