An element of this seminar will feature a demo listening session. A number of tracks will be selected during the course of the seminar to be critiqued. If you would like to have a track of yours to be considered, bring along a copy of the song in CD format, making sure to clearly mark your name and the name of the track on the CD cover and a include a typed or clearly written copy of the song lyrics.
Date: Monday 11th July
Location: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
Songwriters wishing to reserve a place at this seminar should send an email to
(Limited availability | No admission charge | Booking Essential).
Ralph Murphy Biography:
Hall of Fame Canadian songwriter Ralph Murphy has achieved near-legendary status in Nashville through his career as a performer, producer, songwriter, publisher, and most recently, Vice President, International and Domestic Membership, ASCAP.
He had his first UK Number One in 1965 with ‘Call My Name,’ recorded by James Royal. Other hits followed with acts like Vanity Fair and The Brotherhood of Man.
In 1969 Ralph moved to New York, where he started two successful record labels. Among the many acts he produced during that time were legendary Canadian Rockers, April Wine, for whom he produced two platinum albums. He had a country hit in 1972 by Jeanie C. Riley, ‘Good Enough To Be Your Wife’.
With Roger Cook, he formed the Picalic Group and Pic-A-Lic Music Publishing and has published or written more than twenty Number One records and was publisher for Song of The Year, ‘Talking In Your Sleep’ by Crystal Gayle. Pic-A-Lic became one of the most successful independent publishers in Nashville and was eventually sold to EMI.
He has had songs recorded by many artists including, Crystal Gayle, Shania Twain, Annihilator, Randy Travis, and many more.
In 2006 Ralph had success in the UK charts with ‘21st Century Christmas’ (co-written by Paul Brady), a No. 2 for Cliff Richard and again in 2011 in the Canadian Indie Charts with a No. 1 song ‘Working at Christmas’, performed by Paul Brady and Terri Clark, written by Keith Donald, Ralph Murphy, and Paul Brady. He is also an instructor for the respected Nashville Songwriters Association International Song Camps.
Ralph most recently traveled to Australia and lead seminars in five cities for APRA. Prior to this, he did a keynote speech in Singapore at Music Matters.
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