Bringing music to life in the heart of Portaferry
Listed in TV3’s Top 10 Best Irish Bands of All Time, THE 4 OF US have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years.
In their critically acclaimed two-man show, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy blend contemporary roots with rock: melodic songs and interweaving acoustic guitars, propelled by a stomp box rhythm.
The 4 Of Us shot to early fame in 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. As singer Brendan recalls: “It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.”
“Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric.”
Irish News, live review
Book 5 £10 concerts for the price of 4 with the Lough Lively Sessions Pass at £40
This applies to Runabay, The Emerald Armada, The 4 of Us, Saffyre and The Rapparees
Book now online now
or via one of our local Visitor Information Centres:
Ards 028 9182 6846
Bangor 028 9127 0069
Cockle Row 028 9127 2269
Portaferry 028 4272 9882
This event is supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council Arts Department
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