Noel Murphy — b. 27 November 1943, Killarney, County Kerry, Eire. Murphy first visited London in 1962 and decided to stay. He went to a wide number of folk clubs, then springing up under the banner of the folk revival. Shortly afterwards, Murphy started out doing the obligatory 'floor spots' in the clubs, and was rewarded with offers of bookings. The residency of the famous London club Les Cousins in Soho followed. He then began playing a large number of folk festivals, including Norwich, Cambridge and Trowbridge. In 1965, Murphy released an EP, Noel Murphy, for EMI. Subsequent releases turned up on a variety of labels, including Fontana, and RCA. Noel had by now been working abroad a great deal, in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Kenya, and Hungary.
Source: the Guinness Book of Folk Music