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New single out November 2nd 2021
New single ‘Condemned The Lyricist’ released April 10th 2020

Musician, songwriter and lover of the simple life from Mayo, Ireland

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About Con Murphy Music – Get to know the man behind the music

As I ponder ways to tell my musical story in the most rock & roll way possible, I quickly realise that the only one to tell, and the most interesting one at that, is in fact this one.

I work freelance as a music therapist in the mental health services in my home county. This is the single most rewarding venture I have ever undertaken. It inspires me every day, it challenges me every day and it reminds me to be human every day.

I have been writing original songs for about 15 years now, the first track I ever composed ‘Heavens Table’ will be my newest release on April 19th 2019. I’ve been lucky to share stages with some wonderful and inspiring artists over the past number of years as I learn my trade. I may just have some intriguing stories to tell…. when I write the book ;-)…

I live in the west of Ireland with my wife, two rescued donkeys, 5 chickens and our dog. Here, I make music as I balance life on the mini farm alongside my work in the mental health services.

LIVE SHOWS 2019 – Whelan’s, Dublin April 30th & Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival 2019

On the road again


Heavens Table is a track I am incredibly proud of, the first I ever wrote which sets the benchmark for me personally as a songwriter. I hope you adore it as much as I do. It offers up a powerful melancholic ethereal blend of folk ballad with a modern feel. Available now.

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Get to know the residents of the music farm

Winnie the Jack Russell is 100% the boss here and loves to snooze behind my guitar or on the piano stool. Belle & Bongo – aka ‘Dickie Rock’ – our rescue Donkeys + the hens we inherited along the way, all add to the harmony of life here in Mayo making for a tranquil hub of creativity.

Meet the band making the live shows sound epic

Main musical influences – ear candy for Con

The Cure

Bell X1

The Waterboys

The Frames

That impromptu first ever performance in Iceland in 2015 with my dear friend Vinny and VOK/Hatari member Einar joined us on drums

I released the Fjord EP in March 2018 in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland. One of my closest friends moved there, a true musician and artist and a friend I miss dearly in my daily life – hosted what was a very special night of music in one of the most beautiful places I have ever traveled to.

Chocolate pills was inspired by my work in the mental health services and mashes my love for 80’s synth pop and modern folk. Have a listen by clicking the link.

Described by Dave Simpson of Pure M Magazine as “a fantastically forceful yet friendly combination of pop, rock and folk”.

Patiently Wait was the second track I released in 2018. It explores the idea of being patient, trustworthy and open to life unfolding as you wish – and it just might.
It is a song about family, legacy, the joining of friends and the creation of your own story as you reflect on other stories and people gone by.

My debut single ‘Don’t Freak Out’ remains a cult favorite for many.
This catchy pop rock track was released in late 2017 and is one of the most fun to play live.

Some highlights from 2018 live shows, reviews & radio play

Official video for Don’t Freak Out single released in 2017

FAN MAIL! This is gold – I look well

That time I shared the stage with my wife as we opened for Aslan. A music memory I will truly cherish.

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