Deirdre Murphy is proud to announce the release of her upcoming album, "Matriotism," set to launch on February 2nd, 2024. An exciting addition to the music scene, "Matriotism" is a multifaceted exploration of sound and emotion, encapsulating the artistic essence of Deirdre Murphy, an interdisciplinary artist and musician.

A launch gig in celebration of the release will be at the Fumbally Stables, February 4th at 7:30pm (doors at 7). Deirdre will bring her signature style of music, dance, and sci-fi spoken word to the stage, with the support of full band - Graham Heaney on double bass, Henry Egan on violin, and John Linnane on acoustic guitar. Featuring special guest, writer and spoken word artist Nicole Rourke.


Deirdre Murphy is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music and performance, with her signature form of gig theatre - a rich tapestry of songs, contemporary movement improvisation, and sci-fi spoken word. Her work has been featured on RTE Radio One’s playlists and showcased on notable shows such as Ronan Collins John Creedon, and Late Date with Cathal Murray. With more than 65 radio stations worldwide playing her music, Deirdre's eclectic style  - physical, spiritual, and musical - is leaving a indelible mark on the global music scene. 

As an artist who seamlessly integrates music, dance, and theatre with off-the-cuff social commentary and political songs, Deirdre Murphy's creative journey is a testament to her commitment to artistic expression and social change. Her past achievements, including the circus musical "Capitalism: The Musical," highlight her dedication to pushing boundaries and engaging audiences on a profound level. 

Deirdre grew up in rural Alaska with a profound connection to nature, and lived and travelled throughout the US before moving to Ireland. She is the creator of many original works of music, dance, theatre, circus, and performance art. The circus musical Capitalism: The Musical (2017) is a witty, catchy and profound commentary on the most important issue of our times. The musical toured Ireland and Italy to sold out houses and has been translated into Italian. Her first album Matriotism is due out February 2nd 2024. 

Deirdre's first passion lies in dance and the body, and she is a life long student and teacher of many physical techniques including yoga and acroyoga, contemporary dance, handstanding, ballet, etc. She plays guitar and ukulele and uses a loop station, and writes and performs spoken word vignettes. She has written more than 60 songs, and is known for the poetry and wordplay of her lyrics. She has worked as an aerialist, stands on her hands, taught acrobatics internationally at circus festivals and workshops, and has designed costumes and sound for theatre. She makes her own merchandise, and draws inspiration from the Sheela na Gig icon found carved into stone all over Ireland - a symbol of women's generative power. Her work has toured and performed in Canada, Germany, Italy, the UK and throughout the USA.  

Through her creative practice, Deirdre aspires to present the ideal of each individual’s right to the very highest level of human rights - while engaging in comical mishaps, awkward timing etc.  

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Don't miss the opportunity to experience the musical brilliance of Deirdre Murphy's "Matriotism" when it launches on February 2nd, 2024. Join the celebration and immerse yourself in the beautiful lyrics and beautiful tones of a richly and delicately orchestrated work of art. Matriotism was produced and recorded by Oli Ryan, and features Deirdre Murphy on vocals and guitar, Oli Ryan on double bass, guitar and percussion, Denis McCauliffe on mandolin and violin, Thunderclap Murphy on ukulele and Claire Fitch on cello. Mastered by Eoghan Tyrell. 

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