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The Wild Murphys



  • Lively and Energetic Irish band
  • Glorious repertoire of Celtic classics from acts such as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors
  • Perform as a trio as standard also available as a 4 piece with Fiddle player
  • Full Lighting and Sound Provided


The band are based in Darlington and cover the whole of the UK touring on a regular basis.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 1 hour sets

About this Act

If your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Floggin' Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys and even the odd Foster and Allan now and again, then The Wild Murphys is the group for you! - They're not a folk band, they're not a ceilidh band, they're not even a rock band, they are an out and out Irish music group, playing some of the greatest Irish classics in their own inimitable style, no-one is doing this selection of songs in this lively a style anywhere in the UK today!

Despite none of the members of the group being from Ireland (Like many a good Elvis tribute not being from Graceland), They have played at some of the biggest and most prestigious events not just in the UK but all over the world and have been accepted as a true Irish tribute act purely through their clear love and passion for performing that type of music, they have performed in Benidorm, Greece, Dubai, Germany and Las Vegas as well as being the darlings of the UK racecourse scene playing nearly all of the major courses and events on the racing calendar.

So you want Irish music for your function? Well, there’s a few choices, do you want a traditional acoustic group sat in the corner in cardigans drinking real ale and singing about the plague, do you want a ceilidh band playing tunes that last 18 minutes each and badgering your guests to do set dances, do you want a rock band that plays thin lizzy and U2 to be able to fit into the Irish genre or do you want the best, liveliest, highest rated, most professional, hardest working Irish group in UK today? If it’s the latter then you’ve one choice..

Put quite simply, over 12 years this trio of reprobates have become the UK’s number 1 Irish music group, they play great Irish songs with punch and pace. Middi is the quintessential frontman, a fantastic singer with a razor sharp wit playing guitar, accordion and mouth organ (not all at the same time!) With John on live guitar and Ryan on live bass their unique sound is backed up with studio recorded drums (Ben Tutt: Valvetones, V8’s) Fiddle (Sophy Ball: BBC folk award winner) and Piano (Tony Davis: Prelude) giving them the sound of a 6 piece band but with the affordable price tag of a trio. They come armed with a PA system that can handle anything from a bathroom to Wembley stadium and have received constant glowing feedback not just about their performance but also their personalities and professionalism, these are great guys playing great music. Please make sure you check out their top quality videos and the FAQ’s

Have a night you won't remember with a band you'll never forget!

Set List

Whiskey in the jar - Own version
Wild Rover - Dropkick Murphys
Sally Maclennanne - Pogues
Black Velvet Band - Own version
Las Vegas - Goats don’t shave
Galway Girl - Own version
I’ll Tell Me Ma - Own version
Streams of Whiskey - Pogues
I Usta Love Her - Saw Doctors
American Land - Bruce Springsteen
Fall from grace with God - Pogues
Mollys Bar - Own version
Dirty Old Town - Own version
Irish Rover - Pogues
Holloway Boulevard - The Popes
Irish Post - Saw Doctors
Ferrymen - Own version
R U Looking at me - Ricky Tomlinson
Whiskey You’re the Devil - Own version
Small Bit of Love - Saw Doctors
When you were Sweet Sixteen - Own version
Holy Ground (Fine girl you are) - Own version
The Night Paddy Murphy Died - Own version
Body of an American - Pogues
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Molly Malone (Cockles and Muscles) - Own version
Seven Drunken nights - Own version
Nancy Whiskey - The Popes
Bould O Donaghue - Brendan Shine


  • 3 piece group with live Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Harmonica and vocals backed up with recorded drums and fiddle.
  • A real human fiddler can be added to the mix


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