Mary, who originally hails from Wexford, Ireland, possesses an inherent authenticity in both her musical and literary worlds. She ushers first generation immigrants home again, gifts those with Irish roots a taste of inheritance and shepherds those who wish they a were a wee bit Irish, into an ephemeral union.
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Video 1 – ‘THE ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA’ From the CD, Honey from Heather – ***JUST NOMINATED FOR ‘BEST WORLD MUSIC SONG OF THE YEAR 2013′ VIMA’S
Video 2 – From the CD, Honey from Heather – Title track – Honey from Heather. FIlmed by Trent Freeman of Fine Tippery Productions
Video 3-Mary and Paul performing at the ‘Lester Centre for the Arts’ – Prince Rupert, BC.
Video 4 – From the CD, Honey from Heather – ‘MacPherson’s', as a musical backdrop for several fabulous Will Millar (Irish Rovers Founder) paintings. Hand crafted whistle made by John Sindt.
Video 5 – A spontaneous guest appearance by Will Millar at a Mary show, proving that humour is alive and well among the Irish.
“Everything in Mary Murphy’s bio is true! Don’t hesitate to hire this woman.” Queen Charlottes/Haida Gwaii Islands Arts Council
Come let Mary Murphy’s Irish Isle transport you to a home of traditional, original and contemporary Irish songs. Many of her penned lyrics draw the listener into absorbing lore or conversely, gaiety – seeped in tradition. Her gift for melody and lyric, her rich, seemingly effortless vocal style, combined with her warm nature, has garnered fans from every age group and walk of life. Simply put, Mary always delivers truth and creativity. Mary sings mostly in the English language, but also gifts her audiences with a taste of her native Irish language, plays Irish penny whistles and percussion.
Mary’s producer/guitarist, Paul Keim, brings vibrant rhythmic elements (guitar and laud – a mandola type instrument) to Mary’s overall sound both live and in the studio and is the owner/operator of Dove Creek Recording Studios in Courtenay, British Columbia.
Mary’s creative fire is not solely billowed by a musical wind, but also lives on the volition of a literary one. The Emerald Diaries – Secrets of an Irish Clan, Mary’s first full-length adult fiction novel has been highly praised and is currently being re-produced as an e-book (e-book available March 2014, 2nd Edition). This engrossing novel has stirred the hearts and minds of reviewers, book clubs, bookshops and the general public. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
“…enchanting and filled with dreams. It is Mary’s way with words and charming turn of phrase that captivates the reader and compels us to turn the pages.” Literary review, Ireland
February 2013. Mary is recipient of a Children’s Literary Award for her Away with the Fairies’ Book/CD combination for children 4 -104! Seven original Fairy tales. One audio CD (just over an hour in length) with Mary reading all the stories and singing three songs. There is also a hidden Fairy dressing doll with extra outfit, fairy puzzle, colouring pages and vocabulary challenge for older children. This award winning book also contains delightful pen and ink illustrations throughout.
This lovely book is also on its 2nd Edition with a new twist. Buyers will have the option of purchasing the book with the audio CD OR a downloadable SEED CARD. Once the card is redeemed through an easy to navigate code on Mary’s site, the child may plant the card and watch the flowers grow! Coming March 2014.