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The Troubles / Press

"Great Music Very talented duet. I personally liked the banjo in the mix of instruments. Excellent variety of songs and stories. Thank you, Loretta and Paul for a wonderful evening." Reviewer: Kevin Morrissey

"A big crowd turned out to hear The Troubles perform during at the St. Clair Community and Historical Society on March 18th. They sang Irish songs and talked about the history of Irish wakes."

The Pottsville Republican and Evening Herald

“ABOVE: From left, Patrick Miggins, Loretta Murphy and Paul Noon of The Troubles perform traditional Irish music Sunday during the fifth annual Heritage Day in the Valley at Heckscher- ville hosted by the Friends of St. Kieran's. LEFT: An Irish flag flaps in the wind near St. Kieran Church.”

“Tuesday, March 12, 2013 IRISH SONG AND DANCE BENEFITS ST. JOSEPH'S CENTER Visitors to the Tamaqua Community Arts Center were treated to an evening of Irish song and dance Saturday. Providing the foot-tapping entertainment were members of "The Troubles" Irish band, along with students of McCormick School of Irish Dance School. Adding a number of their own renditions to their pallet of traditional Irish songs, band members Loretta Murphy, Patrick Miggins and Paul Noon kept the crowd entertained. Students from the dance school, ranging from kindergarten to adults, also kept the crowd amused with their coordinated dancing. Proceeds from the event benefited the St. Joseph's Center in Pottsville. ”

“Symons was one of seven panel members who recounted the story at the Lazy Dog Coffeehouse. Other panelists were historians Mark Major, Stu Richards, Joseph "Hap" Anthony and Rich Fedoriska, and musicians Paul Noon and Loretta Murphy. Noon and Murphy's musical group, The Troubles, performed several songs inspired by the Molly Maguires and the anthracite coal mining tradition in the county.”

“Paul Noon, left, Pat Miggins, center, and Loretta Murphy of the band The Troubles perform "The Night Pat Murphy Died" during the annual Heritage Day at the Clover Fire Company, Heckscherville,”

“Ashland author, songwriter and performer Loretta A. Murphy has been preserving Irish heritage through novels, poetry and music, especially as a member of The Troubles. Murphy has visited Ireland three times.”