Photo: Laura Kehoe
Interdisciplinary artist and musician Deirdre Murphy is releasing her third single and music video on September 18th. Deirdre’s music has been featured on RTE Radio One’s playlists, and has been described as “quirky and lovely” by DJ Ronan Collins. She played an electrifying set at the 2022 Electric Picnic and was featured in October 2022 on RTE's program Nationwide. Her music has been featured on the Ronan Collins and John Creedon Shows, on Late Date with Cathal Murray, and on more than 65 radio stations worldwide.
Deirdre's songs have been compared to Ali Farka Toure in their sparingness. They are slightly cinematic and generally fall in the realm of alt/singer-songwriter/folk. The songs combine a peaceful dream like quality with a sharper edge of darkness or even menace. Lyrical influences include Leonard Cohen and The White Stripes.
“You have a fairy-in-the-woods voice.” Justine, 2am Fibber McGees
“When you speak, it’s like your voice isn’t really there.” Susan, artist, in a gallery
“Your voice is like a transmission from the planets.” Fergal, a couple of weeks ago.
The name of the album, Matriotism, comes from the concept of devotion to the motherland; to the earth. Some of the dark tones on the album may reflect the dark turn of health which the planet is undergoing. Other songs reinforce the paradoxical fact that beauty and wonder are all around us, even in the midst of collapse.
is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist. She counts herself as a songwriter, singer, choreographer, dancer, playwright, designer, and sartorial adventurer. Originally from Alaska, Deirdre travelled nomadically throughout the USA collecting many adventures and stories before moving to Ireland 16 years ago. She has been creating work for international audiences in theatre, dance, and music ever since. She leads group retreats and is a community builder and purveyor of love.
Deirdre is the writer and composer of “Capitalism: The Musical” (2017), acrobatic musical theatre which has toured Ireland and Italy to sold out audiences, and has been translated into Italian. She is the creator/collaborator of many original works of music, dance, aerial dance, theatre, and performance art. She has co-curated and produced three festivals and numerous performances, and has been featured in Oonagh Kearney’s short films “The Wake” and “Her Mother’s Daughters.” She performed in Ireland at the Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, and Knockanstockan, and her theatre and dance work has been performed in Ireland, the USA, Italy, Germany, France, and Canada.
Deirdre welcomes your support on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeirdreMurphy You can catch her in Dublin on December 4th at Dashi in Smithfield.