MURPHY’S Getting All the Heads Together in Cork
June Bank Holiday Weekend – May 31 – June 2
MURPHY’S & BEAMISH are set to host the greatest gathering of Irish stouts, musicians and Cork artisan food providers at the first ever Cork Stout Fest 2013 at the Beamish & Crawford site on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
Keeping faith with our own great stout tradition and the celebrating the choice of stouts we have on offer in Cork, MURPHY’S are inviting other Irish Craft Stouts to pour as part of the Festival at the Breamish and Crawford site. MURPHY’S will also be offering their own specially commissioned stout, uniquely brewed for the occasion by the MURPHY’S brewing team. Customers will also get a chance to sample a variety of Cork and national stouts at a specially commissioned sampling experience at the Beamish and Crawford site and in participating pubs.
In addition this year MURPHY’S will be creating the Stout Fest Music Trail around our great Cork pubs. We’ll also ensure that we see a few drops of ‘rain’ across the weekend to allow our ‘When it Rains it Pours’ APP fans to get their free pint of MURPHY’S in their local. Customers of pubs throughout the city will be able to try our stout sampling experience and compare some superb Irish stouts with their friends.
Stout Fest 2013 opens on Friday May 31 at 7 PM with a performance from a songwriter whose rise to international fame over the last five years has been nothing short of meteoric – Seasick Steve.
The blues ‘n’ country troubadour headlines our MURPHY’S 12 BAR BLUES evening, which will also see Grant Hart, formerly of US alt-rock legends Hüsker Dü, play songs from his brand new album.
This great double-headers leads the way for a fantastic music programme over the weekend that also features some of the most exciting Irish live acts in Choice Music Prize winners Delorentos, dynamic Cork electro-pop duo Young Wonder, Windings and The Vincent(s), who all play as part of MURPHY’S RISING on Saturday, June 1.
MURPHY’S have a real treat on store on Sunday June 2 with MURPHY’S TRADITIONS, featuring a true traditional super group in LAPD. Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny are three-quarters Planxty and the original Bothy Band fiddler. They also feature collectively past and present members of Moving Hearts, Sweeney’s Men, Mozaik, Patrick Street and numerous other ensembles of the past five plus decades of Irish music.
The Stout Fest afternoons on Saturday and Sunday will be spent in the company of Pulses of Cork; an authentic, Irish multi-media experience, featuring internationally recognised traditional musicians and dancers. MURPHY’S PULSES OF CORK will bring you on a journey from ancient Irish airs, songs and dances to modern day intercultural music and dance. At all the event their we be a sumptuous array for Cork artisan foods on offer to help while away some wonderful afternoon and evenings.
Speaking ahead of the event, Murphy’s Brand Manager, Peter Murphy said: “We’re lucky in Cork to have such an amazing choice of stouts available. “This inaugural Stout Fest 2013 is again our way of saying thanks to the people of Cork for all of their support, and also a way of celebrating the choice of stouts we uniquely have on offer in Cork. Our invitation has gone out nationwide, and even if you are an occasional stout drinker, why not come along and see for yourself the great stouts we have to offer, and taste the wide varieties that we are so famous for?”
To get FREE tickets to one of the events at Stout Fest 2013, download the Murphy’s When It Rains It Pours app and go to the Events page to register for tickets. Check http://www. facebook.com/MurphysOfficial for regular updates.