Con Murphy originally from Ballinrobe but currently based in Castlebar has been writing and recording his own material for the past number of years.
Con has played a number of venues in Mayo and through out Ireland (including the very popular Roisin Dubh venue amongst many.)
According to Con’s Facebook page,
Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Con Murphy has spent many years developing his sound as an Indie-folk
singer-songwriter, drawing inspiration from stories passed down the generations and music from the likes
of The Waterboys, The Frames and Bell X1 . Playing his songs whenever he could – including various
reputable support slots at home in Ireland, festivals in Dubai and in Iceland Con was overwhelmed by
the response as his fanbase began to request his songs be released with more and more urgency.
This resulted in Con releasing music for the first time in 2017 and it became clear the demand not just hype
when his debut single ‘Don’t Freak Out’ entered the iTunes singer-songwriter chart at number 2 upon release, achieving him features in The Mayo News and a support slot with Aslan in The Royal Theatre.
Now Con Murphy is releasing his debut 4-track EP ‘The Fjord’ – a selection of folk songs that includes
his catchy pop debut ‘Don’t Freak Out,’ and delves deeper to explore the delicate sounds of folk ballads
with each song – from the melancholy folk ballad “Heavens Table” made up of ethereal piano,
atmospheric guitar and poignant lyrics exploring the question “if you could choose one person and one
person only to meet in the next life (if there is one), who would you choose?” flowing into uplifting and
romantic piano track “Patiently Wait”.
The final track and namesake of the EP ‘The Fjord’ was written on a trip to Iceland visiting a friend
building a music studio in an old fish factory turned creative arts centre. Inspired by the stories from the
Icelandic eastern fjords about love and wonder Con wove them together with gentle melodies and
production that give you a sense of homely nostalgia as the lyrics paint a story of time passing in a
relationship and the wonderment of emigration.
The EP is a warm and heartfelt offering from a skilled storyteller with a guitar and proves Con Murphy is
a songwriter worth listening to.
Con Murphy is launching his EP in Stodvarfjordur (pronounced stud-var-fjur-duur), Iceland where he first
wrote ‘The Fjord’ in 2015. ‘The Fjord’ is out now and is available from all online music sites