Short Sweet Bio

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.

“…her voice is smooth like honey and I just realized that if I thought of her as a colour, it would the colour of honey, golden and cheerful.” Artistic DIrector, Filberg Festival, BC, Canada

Come let Mary Murphy’s Irish Isle transport you to a home of traditional, original and contemporary Irish songs. Mary does not merely sing to an audience – she transcends them to a time and place, creating her own musical bridge on which she unequivocally invites all visitors to step across. Her penned lyrics draw the listener into absorbing lore, or conversely, frivolity – seeped in tradition.

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 has also produced a full length adult fiction novel and one children’s fairy book/cd.