The rich and varied vein of talent on offer at Irvine Folk Club continues when Briege Murphy is guest on Wednesday 12th June. The Ulster born and raised singer and songwriter is well thought of by many of the folk luminaries for her fine songs and lovely singing.
Born in South Armagh where she still lives with her husband and two daughters, Briege was brought up in a family steeped in music. Following the release of her first album The Longest Road in 1995, Briege became established as one of the strong women in Irish music. Her four subsequent albums have confirmed her status as a songwriter of note.
She has been described as an Irish Nanci Griffiths. Accompanying herself on guitar, some of her songs are inspired by the beautiful surroundings in which she lives and in others Briege brings to life situations common to people’s own experiences. Be prepared also for offerings such as the tongue-in-cheek Saving Up To Be Famous.
Briege Murphy is known for her effortless warmth and sincerity and Irvine Folk Club can hear for themselves on Wednesday 12th June at Vineburgh Community Centre. The Club starts at 8pm and it’s BYOB.
Arran Folk Festival and Folk night in Ardrossan
Elsewhere, two local events are happening this weekend. On Friday 7th June there is a Folk Night in Ardrossan’s Lauriston Hotel featuring The Scott Wood Trio, Andy Chung and Pinch O’ Salt. Meanwhile across the water, Arran Folk Festival will be underway from Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th June.