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Join the Pigs for Dinner and Show at Bribie Surf Club
It's hard not to love Irish music, especially if you have had the honour of visiting pubs in Ireland or the growing number of Irish themed hotels around Australia. We Australians have had a long history with the Irish, as many came to our country in the late eighteenth century as convicts and settlers. Many of us have Irish ancestors too.
Consequently, there is a great connection with Irish music and many groups perform regularly in clubs and pubs around Australia.
One popular group is Murphy's Pigs, which was formed in 2004 to accompany the Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band, and the rest, as they say is history. They have been popular performers at Festivals around Australia since a grand performance in France in 2006.
According to their website they are "Australia's largest Celtic man band." They have won many awards since their inception, and continue to do so each year.
Their website says they are "Celtic by Nature, and Pigs by Choice" and the story about the choice of their name is on their website at www.murphyspigs.com
They also explain their music thus. "A big band, a big sound and masters of organised chaos – this is Murphy's Pigs – a passionate, irreverent, energetic, award-winning ensemble. Playing a blend of Celtic rock and traditional folk Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love and a drop or two of the whiskey". Go to their website to read what else they say about themselves.
An impressive number of CDs are available from their website too. So if you want to have a good night out, have a look at what is available on Friday October 9th, at The Surf Club, First Avenue, Woorim, Bribie Island. If the moon is out, you will have a fabulous view out over to Moreton Island too!