19 July 2018, The Tablet

Final flourish from the musical duo Father Murphy


Musicians have announced their own “deaths” on stage before. Ziggy Stardust waved goodbye to the kids before regenerating as Aladdin Sane. Eric Clapton went out for a time as Derek and the Dominos.

Few groups, though, have ever recorded and toured their Requiem Mass before calling an end to 15 years on the road.

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