George Murphy is a storyteller, and you know how much I love storytellers! George has a unique gift that gets you in just the right spot with his soft voice. In some of his songs, you can hear him smiling because of the content, like “Paddy And The Barrow”. It’s great! Then there’s the “The Home Place” and “No Use For Him”, it nearly breaks your heart with his tears.
Listen to “An Irishman’s Door” first. You’ll find it, as I did, the most inviting and true. You’ll see what I mean.
“Fincarn Flax” is the soft and slow kind of song that I danced to with my girl. It’s nice and slow, just like she likes it. And the story is great on top of everything.
George’s talent isn’t limited to signing and storytelling, he can play a guitar extremely well, but there are times that he has accompaniment, in those times George calls on Frank Cassidy with his mandolin and bodhran.
The only question I have is, why did he wait this long to get an album out? You’ve deprived the rest of us George!
Hometown: Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland
Similar Artists: Tommy Sands, Andy Irvine, Christy Moore, Eric Bogle, Planxty
Written by Don Dyer, for the Celtic Music Magazine. Don Dyer is a professional watercolor artist, author, and book cover designer who lives and works in New Mexico. See some of his work at www.dyerinks.com.