These are the albums released during Julia’s lifetime. Some of the recordings have of course been republished on compilations since.


The Star Above the Garter

Recorded in 1968 in Dublin, released in 1969 on Claddagh.

Re-issued on CD by Shanachie in 1992.

In 2019 RTÉ made an hour-long radio programme about this album, available on their archive here.




Kerry Fiddles

Recordings made in 1952, released on the Topic label in 1977 as Volume 1 in the series ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’.

Re-issued on CD in 1994.



The Star of Munster Trio

Recordings made in 1964, in Lucy Farr’s kitchen in London (Side 1) and 1976 (at John and Julia’s home in London and Billy’s home in Tipperary (Side 2).

Released by Topic in 1977 as Volume 2 in the series ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’.



The Humours of Lisheen

Recordings made in 1975/6; in Reg Hall’s house in London (Side 1) and in the Clifford’s flat in London, with a couple of tracks recorded in Co. Kerry & Co. Cork (Side 2).

Released by Topic in 1977 as Volume 3 in the series ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’.




Ceol as Sliabh Luachra

Recorded in Dublin in late 1981/early 1982.

Released on Gael Linn in 1982.

Currently unavailable.



Julia also plays on an album of her brother Denis Murphy’s, ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’. She is on two tracks, both recorded in Ireland: one by Ciarán Mac Mathúna in 1969, and one from an undated Raidio na Gaeltachta recording. The CD was released by RTÉ in 1994.

She is also named as playing on another album released in 1994, ‘Across the Waters’ but she cannot be heard on this live recording of a large group of musicians.