the musical projects of Keith and Becky
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Highly crafted playing of traditional music

fiddle playing with roots in Irish and French Canadian traditions
guitar, mandolin, piano and traditional singing in English and French


Keith’s Solo Show

Traditional Songs from Newfoundland and New England with fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and French Canadian foot percussion. (more info)

Keith and Becky’s Duo Show

A rich program blending slow airs and lilting dance tunes with songs in English and French (more info)


Highly respected for their clear and efficient teaching styles, Keith and Becky’s workshops include Irish and French Canadian fiddle styles, DADGAD guitar tuning and ensemble playing.


Keith’s compositions have been used in film and theater and are popular with traditional players in many places. Becky’s list of compositions has also been growing. A couple of free transcriptions from both of them are available here.


Keith’s new CD  Suffer No Loss  now available

In the style of early classic recordings of the traditional English and Celtic music revival, this is a beautifully spare album of old ballads and folk songs from Newfoundland and New England. Drawing the focus to these great texts, Keith’s direct singing style is  complemented with highly crafted guitar playing in a range of tunings.

Keith Murphy's new CD: Suffer No Loss

Now taking orders

ordering info

CDs are $15 plus $3 shipping, (any number of CDs). Online orders, click on the ‘cart’ button. Or send a check to Keith Murphy, 104 Washington St Brattleboro, VT 05301


Keith and Becky’s Music was recently featured on the new Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelts. Three pieces from Becky’s CD, Evergreen: The Black Isle, Finistere and Evergreen (all composed by Keith) were used in the last episode.


A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach – a Newfoundland song from Keith’s solo project

One of Keith’s mighty tunes which he arranged for Childsplay

Becky and Keith performing at Brattleboro benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene

The well loved “Sink the Cheerio”, by Pete Sutherland.