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
WHAT WE DO
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.
Now taking orders
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.