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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 the Shelley Theatre - Run by the magnificent and cultured Paul Burke, a place for performers small and large,famous and infamous...

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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7 Oct 2017

Milford on Sea. Private - Birthday Ceilidh

14 Oct 2017

Micheldever. Private - Barn Dance

28 Oct 2017

Private. St.Leonards. Via Lucis Lodge, Family Social

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Review

" It was a fabulous night! I so enjoyed Murphy's Lore! A brilliant variety of music with Noeleen and Alex proficient on so many different instruments..and also accordion and violin. Great Ceilidh Calling too. Great Fun!
Polly after Cyril and Ruth's anniversary ceilidh. September 2017

"Thanks again for your amazing music- sensational!
Rosie after her anniversary barn dance. September 2017

"Me and Michelle would like to say a big thank you to you and the band..Despite the sweltering heat you managed to get people up and dancing even those that were more than reluctant. It really did make a fitting end to the night and will of course recommend you to family and friends in the future.
Lewis and Michelle after their wedding ceilidh. August 2017

"I can't believe it's already over a week ago. Thank you so much, the band was absolutely fantastic and lots of people have said how much they enjoyed the band and the dancing! I'm so glad we had you, it really made the evening special. !
Chloe and Patrick after their wedding ceilidh. August 2017

"A terrific effort from the band. Great, enthusiastic calling; speedy set up without fuss; and excellent playing. I know we had to pack it in given the time, but everyone I talked to loved it. Bravo!
Andy, after his and Chloe's wedding ceilidh. July 2017

"I must say the most enormous thank you, we had the most amazing time dancing to your band - you absolutely made our wedding the most special day ever. xx
Lois and Angus after their wedding ceilidh. June 2017

"We had another fabulous evening with Murphy's Lore. Such a brilliant band. Enthusiastic and constantly helpful, patient, and FUN!
Jan after Church Parish Social evening. May 2017

"Thank you Murphy's Lore, we couldn't have done it without you! We raised the fantastic total of £1,409 ! Great result ! Next time, a football stadium!!!!!!
Margaret after a fundraiser Barn dance. April 2017

" A massive thank you to Murphy's Lore for an incredible night! I can't count the number of people who came up to me during the night, and afterwards, to praise the band and Julian's calling. It all seemed to run very smoothly thanks to your expertise. We really enjoyed hearing the band's own compositions and loved that final dance where we spiralled in and out, it was fantastic! Thanks again for a truly memorable night.
Joanna after her and Davids Joint birthday Barn dance. April 2017

"Thank you so much for an amazing evening. We've had endless compliments about you. It was a huge success & loved by all xx
Josie after her wedding Ceilidh. March 2017

"Many thanks for a brilliant night.. We had a great time and my 100 year young Mum wishes she could have danced some more !!
Jeff after his Mum Maisie's 100th Birthday Barn Dance. Feb 2017

"We had a fab time! Thank you!....You guys were ace, we had a fab evening. That serpent dance was bonkers...Haven't had so much fun in ages, thank you!....Thank you Murphy's Lore. Brilliant, very funny and entertaining night. Everyone had smiles on their faces all night...
Judy,Sally,Sarah and another Sarah,after Dorset Rock Choir New Year Party.Jan 2017

"Hi guys, Just to say a massive thank you for Saturday night!! Very good comments passed around at the weekend and at class tonight about yous and your talent, even if some were staying put at their tables they really enjoyed the music!! My family and I especially loved it (they were the ones never sitting down!) and everyone got up to sing and dance at the end together which was really lovely
Katherine, after McDonnell-Haynes Irish Dance end of year Social. December, 2016

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