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

Becky:
fiddle playing with roots in Irish and French Canadian traditions
Keith:
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)

Teaching

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.

Composing

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.

News

Eloise and Co
More, Please

The beautiful debut recording from Becky’s new duo with accordionist Rachel Bell. Combining the wild energy of original dance tunes with the elegance of traditional French music through tightly woven arrangements. The album is topped off with a couple of thoroughly charming vocal pieces. With very special guest Andrew Van Norstrand on guitar.




ordering info

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

Black Isle Music Three

The third volume of Keith’s original tunes including the popular Epic Reel with harmony parts, as recently recorded by Childsplay and other dance gems like Viroqua. Once again, a bonus appendix with some of Becky’s best recent compositions like the enchanting waltz, Chili and Chocolate.





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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.

Videos

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.