Photo: Laura Kehoe
MATRIOTISM Album Launch --
The Cobblestones Backroom
September 10th 8pm
Delighted to be launching my first album!! Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/matriotism-album-launch-tickets-399942668287
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. The launch will be celebrated in Dublin at the Backroom of the Cobblestones on September 10th. Deirdre will be joined by a host of exquisite musicians for this special event.
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.
Her first single has gotten more than 80,000 views on youtube and facebook. It was reviewed by the renowned Hot Press Magazine. Her second single "Hands Down" about connection to each other and the natural world, debuted in February and has been received radio play on more than 60 stations in Ireland, the US, the UK, and Canada, as well as being top of the list on RTE One Recommends for two weeks in March.
Deirdre welcomes your support on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeirdreMurphy