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The Wild Murphys are a very lively Irish covers group based in the north east of England. Over the last 15 years Middi and his group of raggle taggle misfits have unquestionably become one of the most popular Irish music tribute groups in the UK. The band started as a duo in 2005 with one simple goal in mind, to play Irish music that was impossible to not like. From humble beginnings playing in small pubs and clubs they quickly moved on to playing private events like garden parties and weddings. In 2010 they started playing corporate events and were soon picked up to headline Irish theme days on racecourses, they have to date played all but 6 of the racecourses in England, Scotland and Wales and have played multiple times on some of the most famous racecourses.

Despite none of the members of the group being from Ireland, The Wild Murphys have played at some of the biggest and most prestigious events not just in the UK but all over the world and have been accepted as a true Irish tribute act purely through their clear love and passion for performing that type of music, they have performed in Benidorm, Greece, Dubai, Germany and in 2010 they competed in the international Irish band competition in Las Vegas coming 3rd out of 38 acts.

They are one of the most popular and busiest Irish tribute bands in the UK playing up and down the country at private events and racecourse. They are also currently touring in 3 theatre productions "One night in Dublin" which features and all live 8 piece band playing classic lively Irish songs and

"The big country music show" (Formally known as 'One night in Texas') a wow-factor packed country music extravaganza with a full live fiddle and banjo lead band.  

The 3 and 4 piece line up of the Wild Murphys are available for private events. If you're having a Wedding, Birthday party, Anniversary bash, Funeral Wake or general all round knees up and your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys, etc. then this is the group for you! - They're not a folk band, they're not a ceilidh band, they're not even a rock band, they are an out and out Irish music group, playing some of the greatest Irish classics in their own inimitable style, no-one is doing this selection of songs in this lively a style anywhere in the UK today!​

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Our Current Touring Productions

One night in dublin



A celebration of the music of Ireland. For over 15 years the Wild Murphys have been regarded as 'The best Irish band to never come from Ireland' and now they bring their all live show to the stage in 'One night in Dublin' a full on rollocking production featuring fantastic and lively versions of all your favorite Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Irish Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, Dirty old town, Wild Rover and many many more. Infused with some stories and instrumental performances this is simply a great night out for fans of Irish music. The show has been highly reviewed by both the public and critics and is now in its 5th year of touring. 

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From the band that brought you "One night in Dublin", This is one of the best classic country music productions in Europe and features an all live seven piece band with fiddle and banjo. All set on outstanding wild west themed staging it is a two hour spectacular of classic country music by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Alabama amd many many more with an encore of country party songs guaranteed to send you out of the theatre with a smile on your face.

So dust off those spurs

and mosey on over!

Meet The Team



Singer / Guitar / Accordion / Show Production


Piano / Keys




Banjo / Mandolin / Pedal Steel Guitar








Wagon Driver / Monitor & LX Engineer


Sound Engineer


TOUR DATES 2023 / 2024

New Dates Added Weekly!

(D) = One night in Dublin  (C) = Big Country Music Show (M) = Wild Murphys 

7th October (C) - CHESHAM - The Elgiva CLICK HERE

8th October (C) - PETERBOROUGH - The Cresset CLICK HERE

10th October (D) - YORK - Joseph Rowntree Theatre CLICK HERE

12th October (C) - DARLINGTON - The Hippodrome CLICK HERE

19th October (D) - PORTSMOUTH - Kings Theatre CLICK HERE

20th October (D) - BARRY - The Memo CLICK HERE

31st October (D) - COLCHESTER - Mercury Theatre CLICK HERE

3rd November (D) - MILFORD HAVEN - Torch Theatre CLICK HERE

8th November (D) - EPSOM - Playhouse CLICK HERE

10th November (M) - EXETER - Racecourse CLICK HERE

12th November (C) - SILLOTH - Stanwix Park CLICK HERE

14th November (D) - BRISTOL - Redgrave Theatre CLICK HERE

15th November (D) - GRIMSBY - Grimsby Auditorium CLICK HERE

16th November (D) - TAMWORTH - Assembly Rooms CLICK HERE

17th November (D) - TAMWORTH - Assembly Rooms CLICK HERE

24th November (D) - RICHMOND - Tan Hill Inn CLICK HERE

29th November (D) - WHITLEY BAY - The Playhouseth CLICK HERE

9th December (M) - DARLINGTON - Blackwell Grange CLICK HERE

16th December (M) - BEDLINGTON - Platform One CLICK HERE

22nd December (M) - LEEDS - Irish Centre CLICK HERE


11th January (D) - MALVERN - Forum Theatre

12th January (C) - WEYMOUTH - Pavilion Theatre

27th January (D) - ROTHERHAM - Civic Theatre CLICK HERE

28th January (D) - ROTHERHAM - Civic Theatre CLICK HERE

2nd February (D) - WELWYN GARDEN CITY - Campus west

3rd February (D) - SOLIHULL - Core Theatre

8th February (D) - NEWARK - Palace Theatre CLICK HERE

10th February (M) - DURHAM - Private Event

15th February (D) - NEW BRIGHTON - Floral Pavilion CLICK HERE

16th February (D) - COLWYN BAY - Colwyn Bay Theatre

17th February (M) - CORBY - Irish Centre

23rd February (D) - PORT TALBOT - Princess Royal Theatre CLICK HERE

24th February (D) - WEYMOUTH - Pavilion Theatre 

2nd March (D) - PENSITONE - Paramount Theatre

7th March (D) - KETTERING - Lighthouse Theatre

9th March (D) - CHELMSFORD - Chelmsford Theatre

14th March (D) - SKEGNESS - Embassy Theatre

15th March (D) - WALSALL - Walsall Arena

16th March (D) - NORTH SHIELDS - The Exchange

17th March (M) - BATLEY - The Nash

19th March (C) - WESTON SUPER MARE - Playhouse

23rd March (D) - WAKEFIELD - Theatre Royal

28th March (D) - CHESHAM - The Elgiva

6th April (D) - ISLE OF WIGHT - Shanklin Theatre

12th April (M) - RICHMOND - Tan Hill Inn

20th April (D) - WORKINGTON - Carnegie Theatre

24th April (D) - RADLETT - Radlett Centre

2nd May (D) - BRACKNELL - Wilde Theatre

3rd May (M) - SUSSEX - South of England Showground

17th May (M) - YORKSHIRE - Private Event

23rd May (D) - CROYDON - Ashcroft Theatre

24th May (C) - EPSOM - Playhouse Theatre

25th May (M) - DEVON - Riverside Caravan Park

30th May (M) - DEVON - Private Event

1st June (C) - SEVENOAKS - Stag Theatre

7th June (C) - OXTED - Barn Theatre

9th June (D) - PETERBOROUGH - The Cresset

15th June (C) - HAMPSHIRE - Private Event

25th June (D) - RUNCORN - The Brindley

26th June (D) - GLASGOW - The Pavilion

30th June (C) - WORCESTER - Swan Theatre

6th July (M) - DARLINGTON - Private Event

12th July (D) - LYTHAM ST ANNES - Lowther Pavilion

31st August (D) - BOURNEMOUTH - Pavilion

5th Sept (D) - BROMLEY - Churchill Theatre

7th Sept (D) - STAFFORD - Gatehouse Theatre

20th Sept (D) - SEVENOAKS - Stag Theatre

22nd Sept (C) - LYTHAM ST ANNES - Lowther Pavilion

4th Oct (D) - DUDLEY - Town Hall

5th Oct (C) - REDDITCH - Palace Theatre

11th Oct (D) - BURY - The Met

12th Oct (D) - YARM - Princess Alexandra Auditorium

26th Oct (D) - LEICESTER - The MMC

31st Oct (C)  - BLYTH - Phoenix Theatre

2nd Nov (D) - DERBY - Melbourne Assembly Rooms

16th Nov (D) - BLYTH - Phoenix Theatre

22nd Nov (D) - WESTON SUPER MARE - Playhouse

28th Nov (D) - REDDITCH - Palace Theatre

29th Nov (D) - BEDFORD - Corn Exchange

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You can hire the Wild Murphys 3 piece group (Middi, Tony and Sophy) for your private event.

For over 20 years we've been performing at all kinds of events

and last year we passed the milestone of playing at over 3000 weddings. We've also played in 64 of the times magazines top 100 wedding venues in the UK. We routinely play for private events in Ireland and all over europe too.

But it's not just weddings we do, we perform for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Funerals / Wakes and general p*ss ups (Sometimes in breweries!)

We're a firm favourite for on racecourses, in fact we've played at all but 6 of the racecourses in the whole of England, Scotland and Wales!

Beer festivals are another good place to put the Wild Murphys, our unique upbeat take on Irish music certainly lends itself to beer drinking.

If you're holding an event and your taste in music lies on the lively side of Irish, The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, Brendan Shine, Nathan Carter, The Fureys, etc. then this is the group for you!


We try and always be competitively priced and we play some of the greatest Irish classics with energy and enthusiasm, no-one is doing this selection of songs in this lively a style anywhere in the UK today!​

If you'd like a quote then just drop us an email to or use the contact form on the website and we'll let you know our fee and availability.


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