Publications – Gerry Murphy – 1982 to 2019
1982 – 1985
Editor of internal staff publications with Bank of Ireland while working in the Public Affairs Department. Member of British Association of Industrial Editors.
Chairman of the publication committee of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland which produced “A Century of Banking: The life and times of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1898-1998”, written by Dan White. ISBN 9780952257417. 163 pages. 18 illustrations. Hardcover.
Executive Producer of “Boss Murphy’s Spirit of Cork”; a 12 track CD directed by Francie Conway. featuring Val Cooke: Vocals, Bodhrán. Martin Curry: Six-String, Fretless Double Bass, Backing Vocals. Kevin Flynn: Guest Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals. Finbar Furey: Guest Vocals, Uileann Pipes and Whistles. Peter Lundgren: Drums and Percussion. Gerry O’Connor: Violin and Banjo. Gerry Simpson: Piano, Keyboard and Accordion. Francie Conway: Guest Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar. Engineered by Gerry Simpson. Recorded at Sidetrax Recording Studio in Drogheda. 12 page sleeve. Mixed by Gerry Simpane and Francie Conway. Mastered by Gerrard Williams at Trend Studios. Photos: Francie Conway and Peter Pearson. Graphic Design: Martin Keaney. Ref: BMCD007-CD.
Sponsored the publication and wrote the Foreword for The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy; Irish music from the Churchtown area of North Cork. Edited by Colette Moloney. This book includes 258 fiddle tunes collected by John ‘Boss’ Murphy (1875-1955), biographical note and an account of musical life in the Churchtown area during the first half of the twentieth century. Physical description: 1 score (xviii p., 166 p. of music) : facs, ports, ill., map ; 30 cm. The book was published by the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust; a registered charity founded by Gerry in 1997. This book is available to download free from this website. A 15 track CD / album based in this book will be launched in 2019 by the triple All Ireland winning Shandrum Ceili Band.
Executive Producer of the feature film Bloom which was directed by Sean Walsh. See www.ulysses.ie.
Wrote the Foreword and contributed to the 2005 book “The Annals of Churchtown” which is an encyclopaedia of Churchtown. The book was published by the Churchtown Village Renewal Trust; a charitable organisation founded by Gerry now called Churchtown Heritage Society. A PDF of this book including a full index is available to download free from this website.
Orpen Press published “The Accidental Entrepreneur: How We Turned €3,749 into a €100 million business in Three Years” which tells the story of how Gerry moved from a bank job to become an entrepreneur. The first half deals mainly with his background and his journey towards the establishment and sale of of Great Gas Petroleum (Ireland) Plc. The second half of the book is a ‘how–to’ guide for budding entrepreneurs, featuring case studies and checklists. This book is available to download free from this website.
Published and co-edited with John Murphy a 40 page booklet on William Murphy – The Weight Thrower. Reissued and expanded to 64 pages in 2019. This booklet is available to download free from this website.
(1) Edited and published 254 page “Anthology” – a collection of the writings of John Murphy. This book is available to download free from this website.
(2) Edited 20 page booklet entitled “The Churches of Churchtown”.
Edited a 44 page booklet entitled “In Memoriam” for the 100thanniversary of Armistice Day and the end of WW1. Booklet dedicated to the ten men from Churchtown & Liscarroll who died n WW1. This booklet is available to download free from this website.
2019 – to be launched Q2
New CD planned based on the John Murphy Traditional Music Legacy – Shandrum Ceili Band. Musical director: Alan Finn. CD Designer: Linda Biggane.