MICKEY MURPHY is a contemporary fingerstyle guitarist and composer from County Down, N. Ireland. Following on from the success of his first solo instrumental album 'Turais' (2011) he has recently released his much anticipated second CD 'Heartstrings', which was produced by the legendary Tom Newman ('Tubular Bells').
A keen performer, Mickey regularly plays at clubs and festivals in his native Ireland and has also played in England, Scotland, France, Austria, Italy, Germany and Morocco.
Mickey is also a well respected teacher and has taught many hundreds of guitarists over the years in various schools and workshops and teaches at the prestigious Thomas Leeb Acoustic Guitar Bootcamp (http://www.thomasleeb.com/bootcamp/) every July in Austria which attracts students from all
over of world.
Mickey is also on the examining panel of the RGT (London College Of Music) (http://www.rgt.org) graded guitar exams.
'A very modest fellow and a very welcome guest on guitar festivals across Europe' Akustik Gitarre (Berlin)
'If you enjoy guitar music, then you will fall in love with "Turais" by Mickey Murphy. Throughout this enchanting CD you can hear the master guitarist that Mickey is!'
The Celtic Crier
'an absolutely fantastic album'
Stuart Ryan (Guitar Techniques magazine)
'some beautiful jazz phrasing mixed with contemporary folk sounds'