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Irish born Folk/Blues & Roots artist, Joe Man Murphy now calls Australia home and is beloved of many in the Australian Folk Festival community. As well as performing on the Marquee Stage, Joe is also set to perform on the more intimate Discovery Stage at #AgnesBluesFest in 2023.

A true singer-songwriter and storyteller, Joe draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in his must-see stage shows. Music for him is an addiction, a way of life, sharing his Irish roots blended with Australian experience. Like all Irish performers, his stories are often hilarious, based on real life events and lead into well-crafted, world-class songs; leaving audiences feeling connected and wanting to know more.

As a songwriter, Joe brings his gathered stories to life on guitar, ukulele and banjo with charming vocals in his solo shows. A multi-instrumentalist, he captivates audiences with stories from a life well lived accompanied by a thumping sound and guitar wizardry.

Joe has performed at the National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Tablelands Festival and Majors Creek Festival, to name a few. He also performs with Festival faves, Adelaide band The Timbers and penned songs on their last two albums.

His latest creative project and biggest undertaking of his music and art career so far, ‘9 Lives’, will be officially released at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival. The album will showcase 9 of his original songs in tandem with 9 of his own original artworks that were created especially for the project.

Don’t miss Joe Man Murphy at #AgnesBluesFest
Marquee Stage – 10-10.45am Saturday 18 February 2023
Discovery Stage – 3.15-4.00pm Saturday 18 February 2023

Designed to complement the Marquee Stage program within the vibrant Festival precinct at the 1770 SES Grounds and now in its third year, the Discovery Stage encompasses the blues, roots and rock genres within a relaxed, intimate atmosphere; getting up close and personal and showcasing original music performed by an eclectic range of entertaining regional artists from Central Queensland and beyond.

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. Book tickets and places to stay:

Be sure to follow @AgnesBluesFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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