Johnny Jump Up!


You know you’ve had a great session if you’ve recently seen Johnny Jump Up performing at Irish Murphy’s craic’n Sunday afternoon session in Brisbane. The band has been part of the regular line up of bands & performers at Irish Murphy’s for the past 3 ½ years and has played many memorable St Pattricks Day, Parade Day and other specials days over the years.

Their aim is to keep the atmosphere lively and entertaining by bringing the music of contemporary Irish bands and performers such as the Pogues, Sawdoctors, Wolftones, Dubliners , Christy Moore and arrangements of a lot of traditional songs to provide a memorable and fun time whether it be a Sunday afternoon session, party, wedding, festival or gathering where people relax, have a few drinks and enjoy the company of friends.

Johnny Jump Up have been playing together since 2004 and have performed at many private functions as well as places and events including

  • Queensland Irish Association – St Pattrick’s Day – Tara Room, Brisbane
  • Australia Day Citizenship Celebrations, Toowoomba
  • Australian Heritage Festival, Jondaryan
  • Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba
  • The Festival of Food, The Ekka – Brisbane
  • Irish Murphy’s, Brisbane City
  • Kitty O’Sheas, Surfers Paradise
  • O’Shanley’s Irish Pub, Clifton
  • Irish Club Hotel, Toowoomba
  • Rose of Tralee Function, Toowoomba Irish Club Association

And many others

Line up is;
Duncan – Guitar, Mandolin, Bodhran & Bass
Amanda – Violin
Mark – Guitar & Bass
Tom – Drums

The band loves performing and regularly receives great feedback from their audiences.


Green & Red of Mayo – Saw Doctors Tell Me Ma – traditional
Star of the county down – Cathal McGarvey All for Me Grog – traditional
Another Man’s Cause – The Levellers Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl
The Shores of Botany Bay – traditional Follow Me Up To Carlow – Patrick Joseph McCall
Back Home in Derry – Bobby Sands I Useta Love Her – Saw Doctors
The Ferryman – Peter St John Leaving of Liverpool – traditional
Belfast Mill – Phil Coulter Irish Washer Woman – traditiona
Black Velvet Band – traditional Fields of Athenry – Pete St John
Planxty Irwin – Turlough O’Carolan Hope we meet again – Saw Doctors
Forgiven Not Forgotten – The Corrs Tale they won’t believe – Weddings Parties Anything
A Pair of Brown Eyes – The Pogues Sergent Small – Weddings, Parties, Anything
Johnny Tarr – Gaelic Storm Yesterday’s Man – Chris Andrews
Raggle Taggle Gypsy – traditional It Won’t be tonight – Saw Doctors
Irish Rover – J.M. Crofts Streets Of New York – The Pogues
Sally Maclenanne – The Pogues Misty Morning Albert Bridge – The Pogues
Nancy Spain – Barney Rush Red Haired Boy – traditional
Black is the colour – traditional Green Fields of France – Eric Bogle
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues Streets of Sorrow / Birmingham 6 – The Pogues
Wild Rover – traditional Lonesome Highway – Shane Macgowan
Spancil Hill – Michael Considine Rattlin’ Bog – traditional
Still Haven’t Found – U2 Ride On – Christy Moore
Three Drunken Maidens – traditional Rare Ald Times – Pete St John
Step it out Mary – Seafain McCarthy Man You Don’t Meet Everyday – traditional
Spanish Lady – traditional Drink & Fight – Flogging Molly
N17 – Saw Doctors Men Behind the Wire – Paddy McGuigan
Galway Girl – Steve Earle Moving Cloud / Coolies Reel – traditional
Whiskey in the Jar – traditional Only 19 – Redgum
Maries Wedding – John Roderick Bannerman London Calling – The Clash
Hills of Connemara – traditional Thousands Are Sailing – The Pogues
South Australia / 42lb Float – traditional Band Played Waltzing Matilda – Eric Bogle
Johnny Jump Up – Tadgh Jordon Behind Blue eyes – The Who
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Song For Ireland – Phil Colclough Panic – The Smiths
Broad Majestic Shannon – The Pogues The Hills of Donegal – Goats Don’t Shave
Morrisons Jig / Lannigan’s Reel – traditional Rakes of Kildare – traditional
Streams of whiskey – The Pogues Drowsey Maggie – traditional
The Boatman – The Levellers

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