Black Isle Music

Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy

highly crafted playing of traditional music


In these  changing and uncertain times, we are attempting to shift more of our work and music into the online world.  We respect that many people have more limited resources at this time, but according to your ability, this is our online tip jar for online concerts, videos, and teaching work.

Thanks so much to everyone who ‘came out’ to our last streaming event, the Waltz At Home benefit night for the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, MA. At current count, over $6000 was raised on May 29. Thanks to everyone who contributed. That music (along with our earlier concerts) can still be found on our Black Isle Music youtube channel
And if you missed our recent hosting of a New England/ French Canadian themed jam session for Fiddle Hell, you can still find that session here.

Thank you so much for your support!

Keith and Becky

Virtual Tip Jar

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New Release

(February 2020)

Keith and Becky: Golden

A collection of  carefully arranged, atmospheric instrumentals inspired by a variety of Northern fiddling traditions along with a few classic songs in English and French.

The album is a showcase for Becky’s exquisite fiddling and Keith’s formidable multi instrumentalism on guitar, mandolin, piano and singing.

With special guests Shannon Heaton on flute, Mark Hellenberg on percussion and Mark Roberts on banjo.

Also, check out our other CDs

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

For digital download of the album, please visit our BandCamp page

Upcoming Book Project

Keith is in the process of compiling his three volumes of Black Isle Music into a single volume, The Complete Black Isle Music.

This will include a healthy selection of original tunes of Becky’s as well as about a dozen new tunes from both Keith and Becky composed since the publication of the last volume of Black Isle Music.

And we are also starting the process of creating a digital version of all this music.

Please stay tuned for details.”

Original separate volumes still available, soon to be a collectors item!” 


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.

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