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Hi, Ben Murphy here,

Thanks for having a look at my web site and a listen to my music. I've been playing and singing all kinds of music for a number of years now. I'm into trad / pop / rock / blues / jazz and other types of music.

In the last few years I have been mostly playing in the folk / trad / ballad scene. Recently I have started to write my own music and songs, a number of musical ideas have been buzzing around my head for years and I thought I may as well write some stuff even if only to clear my head. Everybody knows about the state the world is in due to greed, so there is no shortage of ideas for songs.

My influences in music are varied; The Chieftains to the Dubliners / John Martyn / Christy Moore / Planxty are a huge influence on me, Rory Gallagher / Beatles, The Stones / Gary Moore / Jethro Tull / Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny, as you can see mostly old stuff.

At the moment I am playing in a folk band with two great musicians, Sarah and Alan. The band is called
Rocky Road, we play Gogarty's Temple Bar on Thursday nights, I play a solo gig in Johnny Fox's on Sunday nights, we play covers of Irish / English and American folk songs plus Irish traditional tunes, we also have a CD out at the moment, drop in and say hello if you are around.

I am working on a new CD at the moment, a couple of tracks are on the web site now, the CD will be called
Broken Promise, I have been ordered to call it that by my sister Marie in Australia. Feel free to drop me a line, Ben.
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