The Wild Murphys announce special virtual concert on St Patrick's Day

The Wild Murphys announce special virtual concert on St Patrick's Day

THE multi-award-winning Irish tribute band The Wild Murphys will perform a special online St Patrick’s Day concert this month.

Billed as ‘one glorious night of music from the emerald isle’, it will feature songs from The Dubliners, The Fureys, The Pogues, Flogging Molly and more.

The eight-piece band is headed by lead singer Middi Murphy, alongside John MacRae (celebrating a decade with the band), Trevor Brewis (Jimmy Nail) on drums, Tony Davis (Prelude) on keys, Will Stockbridge (Magna Carter) and the BBC award-winning fiddle player Sophy Ball on fiddle.

The Wild Murphys are the band behind the acclaimed show, 'One Night in Dublin', which has toured major UK theatres, as well as internationally, since 2018.

Featuring top notch musicians playing a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary Irish songs, the show is guaranteed to have the very best soundtrack to get your St Patrick’s Day party started.

Lead singer Middi Murphy said: "The day before St Patrick’s Day last year, 16 March 2020, we were performing at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.

"As we went on stage there was speculation about a lockdown and in the interval we watched events unfold on the TV in the Green Room.

"When we came off stage the Prime Minister had announced the first Covid-19 restrictions and told people not to go theatres. And we haven’t been able to play live since”.

He added: "For us, like any band who plays Irish music, St. Patricks Day is the biggest night of the year.

"Having not performed in 2020 we decided there was no way we were missing it for a second year running.

"So, audiences can expect 12 months’ worth of energy and spirit jam-packed into a fabulous 90 minutes."

The Wild Murphys on St Patrick’s Day, Tickets: £12 until Tuesday 16 March, £14 from Wednesday, March 17. Click here for full details and to purchase tickets. The show will be available to view from 08:00 (GMT) on Wednesday, March 17. Ticket holders have unlimited views of the show for 7 days after first viewing, but will need a stable WiFi connection to watch this performance.