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The Wild Murphys


The Wild Murphys are a very lively Irish band of world-renown. The 3-piece group plays a mix of traditional (and not so traditional!) Irish songs. We cover songs from The Pogues, Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys, Floggin Molly, Brush Shiels, Bellowhead, Green Day, Young Dubliners, Steve Earle and then we play some more Pogues songs!

On top of those tracks the legend that is Middi Murphy plays Accordion, Guitar, Mouth-organ and adds stunning lead vocals. Along with the two other members, John MacRae and Ryan Gray this show is truly one of the best nights entertainment you can have. So join us for a few drinks, some good craic and the best Irish music to be found anywhere in the world.

The Wild Murphys Irish Wedding Band From Darlington

The Wild Murphy's are the masters of causing hangovers.. a very lively Irish act that play a mix of traditional and not so traditional Irish songs, with a pedigree that Crufts would envy and feedback second to none, they cover songs from The Pogues, Dubliners, Saw Doctors, Dropkick Murphys, Floggin Molly, Steve Earle and then some more Pogues songs you are guaranteed a pretty raucous night!!

The Wild Murphys are regarded by many as "The Best Irish group to Never Come From Ireland" - Purveyors of fine Irish music and quality hangovers since 2005. This surprisingly affordable group of reprobates are fast becoming the most popular Irish act in the UK and with good reason! The Wild Murphys were formed by the enigmatic frontman, award winning vocalist and amazing story teller, Middi, who has been performing Irish music for the past 20 years. Acompanied on lead acoustic guitar by his long time 'partner in crime' John "Fingers" Macrae and Ryan '50 shades' Gray on Bass, the Wild Murphys are one of the most popular Irish music acts in the UK today. 

The current line-up and format was formed in 2005 and to date has played to over 150,000 people, at more than 1700 venues, in 6 countries across the globe. in 2010 they came 3rd out of 38 groups competing for the title of international Irish group of the year in Las Vegas, USA. Their 3 summer seasons in Zakynthos, Greece was hailed as "The best Irish show Greece had ever witnessed" (HMERA News, Entertainment Review) They have extensively toured the UK, performed gigs in Spain, Dubai and have also entertained for the armed forces of Germany, England and America. 

The Wild Murphys Irish Wedding Band From The North East

With such a reputation, we're sure you can imagine how busy the band is. Therefore don't delay, make an enquiry here on the website and you'll get an accurate instant availability check for your date along with a fully inclusive price.  

The Wild Murphys are available for your entertainment across the UK including: Kent

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.WHISKEY IN THE JAR - Trad.
2.GREENLAND WHALE FISHERIES - Pogues
3.GALWAY GIRL - Steve Earle
4.SALLY McLENANNE - Pogues
5.R U LOOKIN' AT ME - Popes
6.DARK STREETS OF LONDON - Pogues
7.BLACK VELVET BAND - Trad.
8.STREAMS OF WHISKEY - Pogues
9.DAY OF MY RETURN - Mike Denver
10.PHEASANT PLUCKER - Seamus Moore
11.TIME OF YOUR LIFE - Greenday
12.WHISKEY YOU'RE THE DEVIL - Trad.
13.GALWAY RACES - Trad.
14.MOLLY MALONE - Trad.
15.NEW YORK GIRLS - Bellowhead
16.McALPINES FUSILIERS - Trad.
17.FIELDS OF ATHENRY - Trad.
18.THE NIGHT PADDY MURPHY DIED - Trad.
19.HOLLOWAY BOULEVARD - Popes
20.ALL FOR ME GROG - Trad.
21.TELL ME MA - Trad.
22.BOTANY BAY - Wolfetones
23.NANCY WHISKEY - Popes
24.HOT ASPHALT - Trad.
25.IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE OF GOD - Pogue
26.HOLY GROUND - Trad.
27.I USTA LOVE HER - Saw Doctors
28.FREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - Trad.
29.MOLLY'S BAR - Michael English
30.FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - Pogues
31.LAS VEGAS - Goats don't Shave
32.FERRYMEN - Trad.
33.GOODBYE MICK - Trad.
34.LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL - Trad.
35.STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN - Trad.
36.IRISH ROVER - Pogues
37.BOLD 'O DONAHUE - Trad.
38.DIRTY OLD TOWN - Trad.
39.WILD ROVER - Trad.
40.AMERICAN LAND - Bruce Springsteen
41.DONEGAL DANNY - Trad.
42.SONNYS DREAM - Trad.

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The Wild Murphys

You have seen Sunday night at the London Palladium. You have seen Top of The Pops and the Royal Command Performance. The Wild Murphy's have also seen these programmes.
A Thoroughly professional outfit who's use of humour with their music created a wonderful atmosphere in the club. What a pity they are already booked up for next years St. Patrick's night.

The Wild Murphys

Saw the Wild Murphy's show twice in the past 2 years. Fantastic musicians and real showmen. Saw them at Westcott Sports and Social club in Buckinghamshire. Just wished they were based closer so we could see them more often.

The Wild Murphys

We have seen them live twice last year and were blown away by them. A true act that gets everyone up dancing and singing. Can't wait to see them again!

The Wild Murphys

A fantastic band, they had the place jumping. Lovely guys as well, professional and accommodating. Would highly recommend for any occasion that wants a great fun night.

The Wild Murphys

Booked these in summer for our music event and they are amazing Great musicians, the feedback from customers was so great I rebooked them for last month (Dec) back by popular demand. Highly recommend the Wild Murphys best act to suit any event.

The Wild Murphys

We have booked the Wild Murphys for 2 of our charity events and all I can say is that Middi and the boys helped to make both events very successful. The music and the humour soon had the audiences laughing and dancing. If you like lively irish music The Wild Murphys are well worth going to see . We have also been to other events to see this group and we have not been disappointed. Always performed to a very high standard.

The Wild Murphys

Not having ever heard The Wild Murphys I took a punt, and I can tell you we were not disappointed. The whole day for my wife's 60th birthday was brilliant, and the icing on the cake was Middi & Co. together with the local Irish dancers, who had only ever danced to CD's and never to a live band before. They were so excited, especially when Middi told them they were the best ever. We were excited and word has spread around the village of what a good time we had. I hope we will be able to do it all over again. BRILLIANT!!! BRILLIANT!!! BRILLIANT!!!

The Wild Murphys

Massive thank you to the band for playing at our Wedding 22nd September at Craxton Wood. I think its safe to say you kept the party going and everyone on the dance floor. My irish relatives were really impressed and couldn't believe you weren't irish. Would highly recommend great music and really friendly. Thanks again!!

The Wild Murphys

I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks. You lads were absolutely brilliant and really got the festivities going. I got a lot of feedback and praise from our guests about how good the live band was so I wanted to relay that back to you. You really set the tone for the evening and we could not be more delighted with how you guys were and how it all went. Thank you again so much for making the trek down, you guys really made the day for us. Everything was absolutely perfect (including the weather!) and having such a good live band to get the party going really was the icing on the cake, not just for us but for all of our guests. Best wishes and many thanks. Paul and Adrienne.

The Wild Murphys

Well, we can only start this review with a great big W*O*W!! With our wedding party half irish, half cornish we knew it was gonna be a good ol knees up and how lucky we were to have stumbled across The Wild Murphys!! You guys made our wedding reception and we are sooo thankful you were mad enough to drive all of the way to Cornwall to bring the party to us!! You got everyone up dancing and having a fabulous time, your set up on stage looked fab with your Wild Murphys banner and the lighting was fab and to have the original trio together meant you all had a great time yourselves too! We can't thank you enough ~ if anyone is in any way hesitant on booking these guys, don't be ~ they are polite, friendly and their mantra seems to only be that they want everyone to have a great time which is exactly what you get! Whoop whoop!

The Wild Murphys

Well what can I say absolutely amazing wow! The wild Murphys played at our wedding In July and were perfect in every way all our guest have said how much they loved you as a band thank you so much for everything love the greaves.

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