Deirdre Murphy

is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist with a highly physical presence. 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 and French. 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 50,000 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, is due out Friday the 25th of February.

You can support her on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeirdreMurphy 

 

Music

Previous Work

Capitalism: The Musical (2017)

Deirdre Murphy's seminal work of acrobatic musical theatre, with music, lyrics and book by Deirdre Murphy, and additional music by John Linanne.  The musical tells the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by a powerful triumvirate of fairy godmothers. Our heroes tell their stories -- who they are and why they care, while a trio of emperors breathes down their necks and strives to stay on top.  

Musically ranging from catchy showstoppers, heart wrenching duets, and stirring anthemic choral pieces, the musical retains a sense of humor and a hint of irony.  Spells are cast and broken, whistles are blown, and a possible future is written.