Kristyn Murphy hails from a land of beautiful, rocky coastlines, blueberries, lobster and pine trees. The singer of Celtic and Broadway music is celebrating her Celtic heritage and love for music with the release of her debut album “A Time to Remember”, and a series concerts aiming to preserve history and culture through music.
The Maine native, who has been studying music and solo performing since the age of eight, is attracting international attention with a voice that has been described as “beautiful”, “incredible”, and as “one to keep any eye on”. Dubbed by the U.K. press as a “U.S. Celtic singing star”, Murphy is enjoying the success of her 2017 U.K. debut tour of England, Scotland and Wales with a show called Celtic Journey, also featuring The Meadows.
Kristyn is captivating audiences by weaving together quality music with bits of history about Scotland and Ireland and interesting family stories. Her musical versatility is pleasing to varied musical palates, and her energetic personality keeps performances lively.
Celtic Life International Magazine writes: “American soprano Kristyn Murphy makes all the pieces of the musical puzzle fit with her debut recording A Time to Remember. The Vocalist breaks down borders, crossing genres seamlessly. There is no denying this singer’s incredible voice. Murphy is one to keep an eye on in the coming years.”
“I have always been interested in history,” she tells Celtic Life magazine, “and recently I have been focusing on using music as an avenue to preserve history and culture by performing a series of shows at venues that are important to communities, such as museums, heritage centers, churches, old theaters etc. I think sometimes music is seen only as a luxury entertainment, sometimes we forget that as a people what we create musically is representative of who we are and what we have been through, what we hope for, and desire”.
Audiences attending Kristyn’s Celtic concerts can expect an experience rich with story. The emerging artist performs a variety of Celtic, Folk, and Maritime music, with a small ensemble, that that lights up the stage and brings audiences on a true musical journey that will forever be a time to remember.
The Tivy Side Advertiser writes: “Murphy’s golden voice has been attracting audiences around the world for several years now, captivates audiences with her musical storytelling and top notch vocals.”
What Folks are Saying About Kristyn’s Music
“Hugely Talented!” Jamie Owen BBC Radio Wales
“Celtic US Singing Sensation!” South Wales Guardian
“US Celtic singing star!” Tenby Observer
“An American Celtic singer star!” Solent TV
“Murphy’s golden voice has been attracting audiences around the world for several years now, captivates audiences with her musical storytelling and top notch vocals.” Tivy Side Advertiser
“American soprano Kristyn Murphy makes all the pieces of the musical puzzle fit with her debut recording A Time to Remember. The Vocalist breaks down borders, crossing genres seamlessly. There is no denying this singer’s incredible voice. Murphy is one to keep an eye on in the coming years”. – Celtic Life International Magazine
“Working with Kristyn is always a rewarding experience, she’s talented and dedicated to her craft. She has a clear vision for the music she makes and working with her on so many projects has truly been a privilege”. Dan Bouza, Producer
“Kristyn has such a beautiful voice and is a favorite of the mine and the listeners.”
– Becky Kiesel KITC/KNCP Classical Crossover
“We are absolutely delighted to have the complete pleasure of broadcasting regularly the wonderful music and vocals of Kristyn Murphy…We have had so much great feedback and response from our listeners on how much they have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Kristyn’s superb talent…We truly feel that there will be surely huge opportunities on the near horizon for this wonderful emerging artist”. – RadioUniversal
“Kristyn has an amazing voice. Love listening to her cd. Such a lovely lady as well”.
– Listener, Nicola H.
“Kristyn Murphy is a singer’s singer; working with her in the concert setting and in the studio is always a pleasure. Kristyn creates moments within songs with little nuances in her voice that take each song to a new level and draw you into the story she is telling”
– Abbie Stands, Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist
“Kristyn’s voice makes tears come to my eyes. When I produced the “Even Song” segment at the then Ecuminical WJMJ in Bloomfield, CT I had the pleasure of including Kristyn’s music.”
– Listener, Rodney M.
“I love Kristyn’s selection and range of music. I’ve said before, after attending two charming live concerts, that there’s literally something for everyone! I’m especially impressed with the quality of her latest CD, A Time to Remember. I have so many favorite pieces on that album. I can’t wait to hear what she picks next!” – Listener, Sarah F.
“I’ve been listening to your CD in my car all week. I am probably going to wear it out!”
-Listener, Brenda H.