George Murphy & The Rising Sons


June, 2024

8:00 pm


About the event



George Murphy is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from the Dublin suburb of Beaumont.


He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the RTE Television show “You’re a Star”.

Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly took over the Irish music scene.

He signed to Sony Ireland and his debut album ‘Dreamed A Dream’ went to No.1 in the Irish charts.

The album eventually went on to gain triple Platinum status.


George had made a big impact with insiders on the Irish Music scene, Phil Coulter was quoted as saying that George Is the most exciting vocal find in Ireland, the late Ronnie Drew was quoted saying A voice beyond his years.

Peggy Seeger was quoted saying A very honest approach to the songs, kept them true to their Origin and HotPress magazine described him at the time as “A serious contender”.


2019 saw George perform his most successful solo tour to date after setting up his own new group called The Rising Sons.

The tour was a massive success and George seems to have a found his best line up right on his doorstep with family, friends, and neighbours.

After a great start with this band sadly all tour dates and opportunities took a backseat because of the pandemic but that didn’t stop The Sons working on their sound, material and content behind the scenes and perfecting their show for when the world opened back up again.


Now that it has they are ready to take to the big stages and show people what they are all about.

George predicts that 2024 will be the year that people will get to fully understand the greatness of this group that was born at a local session on his doorstep.




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