Murphy's Lore is a Dorset based 'Celtic' band, performing a mix of traditional Irish, English and Scots music plus a few tunes of their own.
They perform tunes to dance to and songs to sing along with. If you don't know the dances, the caller will teach you. If you don't know the songs, just tap your feet and clap your hands!
Gill and Richard are the lead (or tune) players on fiddle and accordion and they lead the line extremely well. Both strong players, they come together beautifully for rich melodies and harmonies. They are underpinned by Noeleen and Alex on guitar /whistles and Bass/ Mandolin, who provide a full and driving rhythm to keep the whole together. There's nothing really clever about what we do, it's just 'full' and makes for an easy and exciting dance experience. With Richard and Noeleen you also get two great vocalists, so the band perform traditional songs between dances giving an added dimension to the evening.