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Music star Majella a tonic for the troops


Mallow-based singer Majella Murphy is certainly a tonic to her neighbours in O'Sullivan Place in recent weeks.

The Kilkenny born recording star has entertained in her front garden to the delight of neighbours on a few occasions and the social media reaction to her goodwill efforts has been overwhelming.

The singer - songwriter performs her own arrangements in the southside housing estate which is now becoming a bi-weekly session and somewhat of a pilgrimage for people craving for music and song.

The 46 year old released an album entitled 'Brave New World' in 2007 which featured all her own material. She admits she could and has penned songs in a matter of minutes.

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She has been influenced by such househld names as Bob Dylan, Jimmy McCarthy and Christy Moore. In the past Majella fought personal issues which, she says, were a setback to her love of music and song but she has been triumphant over this and looks forward to entertain in to the future.

She has lived in Lombardstown, Banteer and in Cork City but she loves her new home, which she moved in to in September 2019 and she is so happy with her new neighbours who she describes as wonderful.

She thanks her fisherman neighbour Tom who she says constantly supplies her with fresh trout.

Majella is nationally renowned and has guested on the Late Late Show in January 2011 and on several other television and radio shows, including the Joe Duffy Show and also performed at many popular festivals, including Electric Picnic.

The Kilkenny native also enjoys writing and has completed a novel, 'The Story So Far', and is looking forward to producing another music album, Sublime.

Majella also runs a Go-Fund page for the Mallow Search and Rescue Unit and if you want to support just check on the MSRU page.

She is the holder of two All Ireland medals, one for the javelin as a teenager and another gold for the Long Puck, and has played camogie.

Majella has also worked on the pub circuit throughout the country and she looks forward to continue in her craft for the future.

We wish her well.