Deirdre Murphy is a multi-disciplinary artist. She counts herself as a musician, singer, choreographer, dancer, playwright, and sartorial adventurer. Originally from Alaska, Deirdre travelled nomadically throughout the USA collecting many adventures and stories before moving to Ireland 16 years ago. She has been creating work for international audiences in theatre, dance, and music ever since. She is a community builder and purveyor of love.
Deirdre is the writer and composer of “Capitalism: The Musical” (2017), acrobatic musical theatre which has toured Ireland and Italy, and has been translated into Italian and French. She is the creator/collaborator of many original works of music, dance, aerial dance, theatre, and performance art. She has co-curated and produced three festivals and numerous performances, and has been featured in Oonagh Kearney’s short films “The Wake” and “Her Mother’s Daughters.” She performed in the Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, many other festivals with macabre aerial performance group Guerilla Aerial. Deirdre’s work has been performed in Ireland, the USA, Italy, Germany, France, and Canada.
Deirdre’s second single ‘Hands Down’ will be released on all platforms on February 25th, 2022.
The track is a beautiful gentle song about connection to each other and the natural world. Produced and mixed by Oli Ryan, It features Thunderclap Murphy on ukulele, Denis McAuliffe on mandolin and violin, and Oli Ryan on percussion, double bass, and guitar. The video, shot in the Burren with director and filmmaker Ciara Malone, is a statement in simplicity and grace.