Jill Maria MurdyJill Maria is a musician with very diverse tastes, who performs at area clubs and venues and participates in a number of regional  open  mics and jams, and is available to provide entertainment at your venue for your event, weddings, wedding receptions .

She can easily provide classical, or formal music at a wedding, and then switch gears to fun stuff for a reception, whether it is time to sit in the corner and make soft music, or bring on the full band!

Instrumentation may include:

  • Voice and Solo Guitar
  • Instrumental Acoustic and Classical Guitar
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Percussion
  • Voice, Guitar, Percussion
  • Voice, Keyboards
  • Classical Guitar and Flute
  • Classical Guitar, Flute, Clarinet
  • or many other combinations depending upon your needs

Photo by Ann Meyer Fieldstone Gallery, CedarburgPhoto Don Woelz Slingerhouse Pub and Grill Photo Don Wolz  The Norbert Fans wanted a photo op   The Norbert

Jill Maria and Friends at Faith and Family Fest

Playing at the Shinery Cedarburg Singing with Pals at the Slingerhouse Pub  Don Woelz PhotoJill and Bill at the Norbert (with some help from Trish and Rick)

Her eclectic music tastes will take you through the years just take a look at her partial songlist! Below


I got to sit in with some friends the other day for this one 😉



Autumn Song This one started out as a Haiku…

Do You Know? A silly song inspired by my cat that calls on the old country of Buck Owens.

Fun…. “Tell Me Why/Mother Pin a Rose on Me

Two recordings of a song I wrote years ago for my Mother.  I was always thankful I got to sing this to her while I was living.  I sang it to her the night I made my first monastic vows.

Waltz for Rosemarie II from Jill Maria Murdy on Vimeo.

A Waltz for Mother from Jill Maria Murdy on Vimeo.

It’s Raining Outside……

One I wrote a hundred years ago 🙂

Partial Song List

A Life That’s Good Lennon Maisey/Nashville
Across the Universe Beatles
All I Could Do Was Cry Etta James
All My Loving Beatles
Alberta Eric Clapton/Leadbelly
Always George Gershwin
Angel Sarah Mclaulin
Angel of the Morning Juice Newton, Marilee Rush
Baby Can I Hold You Tracy Chapman
Bad Moon A Rising CCR
Because of You Kelly Clarkson
Being Alive Company
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton/Classic
Besame Mucho various
Big Girls Don’t Cry Fergie
Billboard Song Homer and Jethro
Black Horse Cherry Tree K D Turnstall
Blame It On Your Heart Patty Loveless
Blue Moon Lorenz and Heart
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain Willie Nelson
Both Sides Now Judy Collins
Brandy Looking Glass
Breaking Up is Hard to Do Neil Sedaka
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
Cab Driver Mills Brothers
Cest La Vie  You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry  Bob Seger
Closer To Fine-Mr Bojangles 🙂 Bodeans
Come Monday Jimmy Buffet
Cotton Fields-Spirituals Medley Darlin Can’t Love Leadbelly CCR
Crazy Patsy Cline
Crazy Love Poco
Crazy Arms Ray Price
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dancing In the Street Martha and Vandells
Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina Evita
Don’t Get Around Much Any More Duke Ellington
Dust in the Wind Kansas
Eight Days a Week Beatles
End of the World Skeeter Davis
Everybody Hurts REM
Frim Fram Sauce Nat King Cole/Diana Krall
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard, ONCE
Follow Me John Denver
Fifty Ways to Say Goodbye Train
First Cut is the Deepest Cat Stevens
The Fox Folk Song
For Baby (Bobby) John Denver
Get Together YoungBlood
Grandma’s Feather Bed John Denver
Five Minutes More Sammy Cahn
Fix You ColdPlay
Gypsy Rover Clancy Brothers
For the Good Times Ray Price
Glitter in the Air Pink
Green Green New Christy Minstrels
Five Hundred Miles Roseanne Cash
Flashdance-What A feeling (ode to) Irene Cara FLASHDANCE
Grow Old With Me John Lennon
Halleuijah Leonard Cohen
Happy Wanderer Traditional
Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater
Here Comes the Sun George Harrison, Beatles
He Thinks I Still Care Beatles, Ann Murray
Help Me Make It Through the Night Kris Kristofferson
Hey Jude Beatles
Hey Good Looking Hank Williams
Hooked On A Feeling Bj Thomas, Redbone
House of the Rising Sun Animals, Tradition
I Can See Clearly Johnny Nash
I Need You Now Lady Antebellum
I Still Miss Someone Johnny Cash
I’ll Stand By You Pretenders
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds
I Hope That I don’t Fall in Love With You Natilie Merchant Tom Waits
I Never Will Marry Joan Baez, Linda Rondstandt
I Saw Her Standing There Beatles
If I Were a Boy Beyonce
If I Needed You Townes Van Zandt , Don Williams Emmy Lou
If You Love Me Let Me Know Olivia Newton John
I’d Like To Build The World Hillside Singers
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Bob Dylan, Anne Murray
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick
If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot
In the Mood Glen Miller
Jackson Johnny Cash June Cash
John B Sails (Sloop) Beach Boys
Jolene Dolly Part
Just Like Heaven Maise Star  The Cure
Kansas City Fats Domino
Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
King of The Road Roger Miller
Let it Be Beatles
Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter Paul Mary, John Denver
Let Me Be There Olivia Newton John
Little Crooked Man (Don’t Let The Rain) Serendipity Singers
Locomotion Little Eva
Look What They Done To my Song Melanie
Love is All Around Troggs
Love Me like a Man B onnie Raitt
Mamma Mia Abba
Master Jack Four Jacks and a Jill
Midnight Special Creedence Clearwater
Mr Bojangles Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Moon Shadow Cat Stevens
Mockinig Bird Hill Patti Page
Moving On Hank Snow, Roseanne Cash
Nickel Song Melanie
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Joan Baez
Norweigan Wood Beatles
Ob la Di Beatles
One Man’s Hands Pete Seeger
On This Winter’s Night Gordon Lightfoot, Sara Mclaughlin
One Tin Soldier Coven
Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World Ike
Operator Manhattan Transfer
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Perfect Pink
Picture Kid Rock
Plaisir D’amour Folk Song
Play Me Neil Diamond
Pollution Humor
Power of Love (the) Celine Dion
Pretty Women Roy Orbison
Proud Mary Tina Turner, Creedence ClearWater
Put A Little Love in Your Heart Jackie De Shannon
Raindrops are Falling on my Head BJ Thomas
Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms Blue Grass
Roses are Red My Love Bobby Vinton
Runaway/Maleguena Bonnie Raitte
So Far Away Carol King
Scarlet Ribbons Giselle MacKenzie, Harry Belafonte
Shake Rattle and Roll Bill Hailey and Coments
Sentimental Journey Doris Day
Shenendoah Traditional
Silver Threads and Golden Needles Linda Rondstadt
Singing the Blues Marty Robbins, Guy Mitchell
Song For a Winter’s Night Gordon Lightfoot Sara Mclaughlin
Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond
Stewball Peter Paul Mary
Streets of London Ralph McTell
Someday Soon Judy Collins
Somedays are Diamonds John Denver
Sylvia’s Mother Dr. Hook
Take My Breath Away Berlin
Take me the way I Am Ingrid Michelsen
The Rose Bette Midler
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeren
Ticket To Ride Beatles
Tapestry Carol King
Teach Your Children Well Crosby, Stills, Nash
Those Were  The Days Mary Hopkins
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Traditional
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
To Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, Adele
Tonight David Bowie, Tina Turner
The Way You Look To Like Frank Sinatra
Top of the World The Carpenters
Two Out of Three Aint Bad Meatloaf
This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Unicorn Irish Rovers
Under the Boardwalk Drifters
Will Ye Go Lassie Go/Wild Mountain Thyme Clancy Brothers
We’ve Got Tonight Bob Seger
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
What’s Going On Four Non Blondes
Whiter Shade of Pale Procul Harum
When the River Meats the Sea John Denver, Emmet Otter
When Will I Be Loved Linda Rondstadt
When You Say Nothing At All Allison Krauss
Yellow Bird Harry Belafonte
Yellow Submarine with   little help same key Beatles
You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone
You Won’t See Me Beatles, Ann Murray
Your Song Elton John
Your Still The Same Bob Seger
Your Cheating Heart Hank Williams
Walk Right Back Everly Brothers/Ann Murray
Whisky in the Jar Folk Song
Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks
Wildword Cat Stevens
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Carol King, Amy Winehouse
With A Little Help From My Friends Beatles
Words Bee Gees
Wrecking Ball Neil Young/Emmy Lou Harris
zipadee Doo Dah Song Of South
Zombie Cranberries


Photo Credit:  Don (Denny) Woelz.   All Rights Reserved

Thoughts on music, prayer, liturgy, and that which strikes my fancy!