Mary’s authenticity takes first generation immigrants home again, gifts those with Irish roots a taste of inheritance, and ushers those who wish they were a wee bit Irish, into an ephemeral union. Here are 4 videos!
click here for 3 Latest CD Release reviews! (Including PENGUIN EGGS, Autumn 2013 issue)
Video 1 – ‘THE ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA‘ From the CD, Honey from Heather - ***JUST NOMINATED FOR ‘BEST WORLD MUSIC SONG OF THE YEAR 2014′ VIMA’S
Video 3-Mary and Paul performing at the ‘Lester Centre for the Arts’ – Prince Rupert, BC.
Video 2 – 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 4 – 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
February 2013. Mary is recipient of a Children’s Literary Award for her ‘Away with the Fairies’ Book/CD. See Children’s Page for details.
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, frivolity - seeped in traditionHer 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’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 novel was swept away by a publishing firm. (This novel is currently (October 2013) being re-produced as an e-book.)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
2012 saw the release of Mary’s ‘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.