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Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy

Becky Tracy (fiddle) and Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, piano and foot percussion)

Becky and Keith are dynamic performers of traditional music from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ireland, France and beyond. Tracy’s fiddling pulses through tasteful arrangements of dance tunes and resonates with beauty on traditional slow airs. Keith’s gentle and expressive singing in English and French is balanced by the drive and power of his guitar playing and foot percussion. Combined, they produce a range and richness of sound that is striking for a duo. Their playing is seamless, the result of years of playing together and touring across the U.S., Canada and in Europe. Their repertoire also includes Keith’s original compositions (many of which are included in the Black Isle Music tune collection). He is a prolific tunesmith with a writing style strongly based on traditional dance music. Keith and Becky were two thirds of the popular Vermont trio, Nightingale and are veterans of several other bands including Childsplay and Assembly (Keith) and Wild Asparagus (Becky). They can be heard on recordings of all these bands and many others. Becky released her first solo recording, Evergreen, in 2001. Suffer No Loss (2014) is Keith’s most recent solo recording – a beautifully sparse collection of traditional songs from Newfoundland and New England.

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First Name: 
Keith
Job Title/Position: 
performer/ booker
Mailing Address: 
104 washington st
brattleboro, VT 05301
Physical Address: 
104 washington st
brattleboro, VT 05301
Last Name: 
Murphy
Phone: 
802278800

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Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Folk
Year Founded: 
1994
Populations Served: 
Adults
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

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Professional Associations: 
n/a
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I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
basic sound amplification
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4