After spending 14 years in the world renowned ‘Lord of the Dance’ show, Chris always had the desire to produce and choreograph a show himself. His biggest inspiration for this, and the name behind Murphy’s Legacy, comes from Chris’s grandmother Patricia Murphy Livingstone. who not only taught Chris to dance as a young boy, but also put Irish Dancing firmly on the map in the North East of England.
Producing four sellout pilot shows throughout 2013, Murphy's groundwork was set and Chris knew that the time was finally right to take the production to the next level. After a chance meeting with John Elliott, an international artist and musical composer, John set about composing the epic sound track for the show using inspiration from Gerry Conlon's original music pieces and of course some much loved traditional Irish Music and then fused his own amazing original tracks, the project came together with full momentum. With new musical compositions from Loft, world-class dance choreography from a hybrid of UK and Irish origins, the heart and desire from Chris, not to mention the professional cast of internationally prestigious dancers and musicians, Murphy’s Legacy blew the roof off its World Premier at the Sage Gateshead on the 31st January 2015.
From there the show went onto tour the Middle East, becoming the first ever Irish Dance Show to tour Oman and Qatar. Murphy's Celtic Legacy also performed in front of a packed stadium in Dubai.
Murphy's is making its mark on the world and in 2016 became a much loved resident aboard MSC Cruises, racking up a total of 20 cruises to date. 2017 seen the show tour Cyprus in sell out amphitheatres, whilst 2018 was the launch of our French adventure and Premiere.
Kicking off their first World Tour in 2019, Chris wanted to begin in Omagh, the birth town of his Grandfather and Irish heritage. From Omagh Murphy's Celtic Legacy will then travel to USA, Canada, Holland, France and return to Cyprus.