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Get in touch for price and availability. We can be flexible with times, although we prefer not to work later than midnight (makes the weekend very short otherwise and when we return the baby sitter often has matchsticks in her eye lids).

Tel 01202 434280 Alex or Noeleen

or Email: Murphy's Lore

Click here for confirmed dates or pending confirmation - if your date isn't showing we are currently free. Our Facebook site has diary blogs from our most recent Ceilidhs, as well as pictures. You will see from the smiles on people's faces, it really is great fun for everyone!!!

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Bob

Bob Smith. If you need lessons for the banjo or mandolin, this is your man. Silver haired stalwart of the local Folk scene for many years, a former member of Murphys' Lore. Contact us and we'll pass your details to him.

A Half of Murphy's 'A Half of Murphy's' consists of Noeleen and Alex performing as a duo. Noeleen plays guitar, whistle, and bodhran but is best known for her vocal abilities, drawing on her Irish heritage to sing songs learnt as a child at the knee of her accordion playing father, whilst Alex accompanies her on guitar, some backing vocals and occasionally the mandolin, having returned to his folk roots after a brief fling with rock music in his youth!

Chioni Duo Guitar and Violin Duo, available for Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Functions and Parties in Dorset, Hampshire and their surrounding areas.

Basement Hire, PA and lighting Supply equipment and engineers to a wide variety of venues and events in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire & London and can provide equipment to festivals, weddings, birthday parties, theatre productions, live music and events.

Bournemouth Folk Club Now being held at Two venues- The Shelley Theatre for 'big' gigs of national folk bands and Chapel Gate, East Parley for local performers nights. Run by the magnificent and cultured Paul Burke.

Milford Folk Club

Milford on Sea Folk Club Organised by Sue Whitlock, and hosted by Jim and Bill aka 'The Goodthyme Brothers', this is a great little venue that offers acoustic music with a lovely friendly atmosphere and 'good ears'.

Sonic Violins

Sonic Violins Used by Gill and built by fiddle player Titch 'Speedy Gonzalez' Roberts. Any faster and the fiddle would spontaneously combust!!

Ticklish Allsorts Excellent children's entertainment provided by our friend and occasional caller Gary Nunn. Can be seen all over the UK at festivals and RSPB events, but is available for private parties and comes highly recommended by our son Finlay!

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20 Jul 2019

Private. Bournemouth - Wedding Ceilidh

26 Jul 2019

Bridport Folk festival Opening Ceilidh with Jane Thomas calling. Venue is St.Mary's Church Hall. 8-10.30 pm.Tickets £8

27 Jul 2019

Bridport Folk Festival weekend. A Half of Murphy's will be performing on the Gale stage at Millenium Green. Music starts 11am and runs till 7pm. We're on 4.55 pm

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Review

"Just want to say a massive thank you to you all for your amazing set at our wedding! It really made the night perfect and everyone loved it! We will definitely be using you again for other family events!!! πŸ‘°πŸ€΅πŸΎπŸ’• ; Love from the new Mr & Mrs Trent
Leanne and Chris after their wedding ceilidh.June,2019

"We have had lots of compliments about the fun evening and how good "the band" was so thank you all for helping to make it a success. Until next time!
Lesley, after another twinning do with Lyminton Twinning and Vitre, France. June,2019

"Fabulous evening, as always. Murphy's Lore you are a joy. Thank you. xx
Jan after the annual St.Anthonys Social.May,2019

"just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night, everyone really enjoyed, you were excellent!
Julie, Landlady - The Dolphin Inn, Gillingham after their re-opening night.April, 2019

"Another great evening at Milford with Murphy's Lore - thank you!!
Sue, Milford Community Centre St.Patricks Ceilidh.March, 2019

"Great evening!! haha! was lots of fun!
Thanks so much for a brilliant night guys, you were fantastic!

Helena and Emma, after Emma's birthday do.Feb, 2019

"I can highly recommend this band. Beautiful singing from Noeleen, great music from the band and Julian calling the dances was absolutely brilliant. We all had a fantastic time. Thank you Murphy's Lore!
Jenny, after her birthday do.Jan, 2019

"Brilliant night, Thank You. Could take me a while to recover !
Gail, after Leannes's birthday ceilidh. Dec 2018

" It was a fantastic night, enjoyed by all. Thank you so much!!
John, after his wife, Sarah's birthday ceilidh. Dec 2018

" We had the greatest time! Thanks for making our evening so much fun! I already want to ceilidh again Γ°ΕΈΛœβ‚¬ xxx!
Ren, after her and David's wedding ceilidh. November 2018

"Dear Alex, Noeleen and the Band Thank you so much for a great show on Saturday. The music and dancing crossed the generations and brought everyone together. We have had great positive feedback about how much they enjoyed your playing. Many thanks for making it a special evening.
Nick after his birthday ceilidh. October 2018

"Hi all at Murphy's Lore, We are still catching our breath from last night's dancing, but I just wanted to send you an email to thank you once again for such a wonderful night's entertainment at our wedding. You guys created something so special for us and our guests - the memories you gave us all will last forever. Having you there meant that guests who did not know each other at the start of the day left having danced the night away with new friends. Thank you also very much for Jess' personal tune from Richard - that meant so much. You are all wonderful and talented musicians and we wish you all the very best and hope to see you again at another 'do'! We will certainly recommend you to anyone that will listen! Keep Music Live! Much Love Jo and Jess. x
Jo and Jess after their wedding ceilidh. Sept 2018

"I can't believe it is one week since the Ceilidh evening 1st Sep at Milford for our German guests and their LITA hosts. I just want to say, many thanks for a fantastic evening. The music was superb, and Noeleen you got practically EVERYONE up dancing like pro's! (and well done for using German!) Lots of people have contacted me to say how much they enjoyed themselves...
Shirley after Lymington Twinning ceilidh. Sept 2018

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