It is truly a great performer who can bring a tear to your eye, a smile to your lips with the sweetness of her singing. Edel Murphy is such a performer.
— Liffey Champion

Edel trained as an actor and holds a BA in Drama performance from DIT. She has extensive musical experience and has been performing for many years both in choirs and as a featured soloist with credits such as ‘The Manchester Carols’ (All Hallows) and ‘Arise my Love’ (Celtic Mass). She plays many instruments including piano, guitar and ukulele. In 2015 she released her first EP, Bluebonnet Spring, with musician and producer Ewan Cowley which has enjoyed both UK and Irish radio play (BBC, RTE). Edel and Ewan also duet on the 2017 single, ‘Emily’.

Since 2014 Edel has starred as Soprano Soloist with the world renowned ‘Riverdance’ at The Gaiety Theatre. A highlight of her time with the show was performing on The Apollo stage in London as part of the 20th anniversary tour.

Early in her career Edel toured extensively with Emmy nominated Irish music group Celtic Woman, visiting the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia and many countries in Europe. She performed with them in the 3 Arena in Dublin in 2015, and appears on the ‘Emerald: Musical Gems’ DVD.


Her acting work spans both theatre and film, with credits such as Romeo and Juliet (Smock Alley), The Arabian Nights (Project Arts), Agamemnon (Project Arts), The Curious Case of the Stoneybatter Strangler (Dublin Fringe 2013), Angels in the Park (Ranelagh Festival 2013), Monster Clock (The Lir), Look-at-me Disease (Smock Alley Scene/Heard), and When We Were Young (The Everyman, Cork).

Edel appears in a lead role in the 2017 horror short ‘Catcalls’ by director Kate Dolan, which has played internationally in film festivals to great acclaim.

She also plays the lead role of Clodagh in Caoimhe Clancy’s 2017 short ‘Coco Dreams of Blue’ whiched played in both the Galway Film Fleadh and Cork Indie Festival.

She has also collaborated with many Irish theatre companies on many of their productions as director, writer and producer, not to mention stage manager and lighting/sound mixing and operation.