Deirdre Murphy

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Your support makes me want to sing louder and dance more deeply and breathe and communicate and share. Everything I offer here will be shared with you! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. 

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Your karma starts to improve. People's hugs feel 18-20% more heartfelt. The knee or lower back pain that has been plaguing you starts to abate. You call in to the radio and win two free tickets! Every time I release something to the Patrons Only setting, you'll be notified. You have my heartfelt gratitude! Heartfelt, what a lovely word.
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If you can offer a 5er of support per month, you're a right proper sweetheart, and your karma will start to gleam just a little bit more.  The gardai will always be looking the other way when you jaywheel through a red light, kicking your heels up into the air.  Every time you step outside, you'll notice that there's some lovely scent on the breeze -- your neighbours must have planted flowers?  You'll get to the sea more often.  

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About Deirdre Murphy

Thus begins March 2021, one of the most exciting months of my life... because at the end of it (March 26th!) I will have released a single, and then on April 2nd my first entire EP!!! It is very exciting and there is so much to do! I'd like to deeply thank all you who interact with me through this system, for your belief in me. It is an inspiration, an honour, and humbling to have your support see me through. 

If you are new here and not familiar with my work, I would like to give you very general overview:

I have worked as an independent artist in the fields of performance, writing, and design for the last 20 years. I am a parent, playwright, singer, musician, dancer, producer, sound and costume designer, yoga teacher, activist, cleaner, gardener, cook, amateur professional hairdresser, etc. :) 

Capitalism: The Musical was the first music and the first play I ever wrote, and sharing it was a gratifying, trusting, and at times terrifying process.  For me, the most successful element of the show is the community which formed around it.  Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of creating a beloved community, and that was the strength of the show -- we were a beloved community both in the cast and crew (22-25 folks including full band), and in the audience.  The last time it went up was in May 2017, and since then multiple people -- multiple people!! -- have told me they saw it seven times.  Seven times!!!!  That right there is a community of an audience. Right now, excitingly, recording the music is one of the projects that is pending!! It's a card I'm playing close to my chest for the moment, I'm not putting it on a more public channel than this for now, until I've got something more concrete than a plan :) I am, though, so excited to be diving back in to it and have an incredible team at my back -- John Linnane as music director, Robbie Blake as vocal director, and many of the original cast members. Here's one of the songs we did record, I hope you enjoy it!  https://soundcloud.com/deirdremurphy/lets-make-a-m...
Here is the trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij-Tkz5Ufq8

In 2019 for the Galway Theatre Festival I co-created the conceptual theatre collaboration This Was Never Going To Be Normal with Becky Reilly and Jenny Macdonald, wherein we invoked a few of the female pantheon, seeking womanly and godly advice for today's omnicrisis. We are currently in pre-production talks for filming the show.

I also made or co-made the shows Drinking From the Well (2011); Healthy Lovely Ladies Exercise Studio for Maximum Sex Attraction, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p3cKB8TMVc, (2012); the solos Wax Hands; In Whose Hands; and A Leg to Stand On, (2012-15), and Thoughts and Prayers in The Autonomy Project, 2018.   I have enjoyed collaborating and performing with many people.  

I'd like to offer the same level of reward for all options. If you can comfortably support me at two dollars a month, my gratitude knows no bounds and I don't like the reward structure that says those who can pay more deserve more. Maybe this will bite me in the ass in the long run, but for now it's the option I'm most comfortable with. 

And so, for your 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 50, 100 or a million bucks a month I will:

Write songs, and sing them. I'm thrilled that music has become my first voice, artistically.  I love the challenge of searching out a rhyme, of creating the most suitable sequence of notes for an idea, and then being brave enough to expose those things to the world! In addition to original music, I'll post up the cover songs I've been working on. 

My bio is here....
Deirdre Murphy (writer, composer, singer, dancer) is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding, and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, dance, and acroyoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking, and standing on her hands. Deirdre co-founded and directed Fumbally Court Studio from 2011-2017. She is interested in provoking political and cultural analysis through her work. She has been the recipient of several Art Council of Ireland grants, and has shown her work in Ireland, the USA (with the support of Culture Ireland) and Canada.

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400 dollars a month would be a tremendous security blanket for me.  I would feel cloaked in love.  
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 46 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
4
Images
15
Links
1
Livestream
6
Writings
17
Videos

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