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Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy rescheduled for Firday December 6th

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. This music is elegantly represented in their duo recording, Golden, released in early 2020.

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 (several tracks of which were used on the Ken Burn’s documentary on the Roosevelts) and in recent years has been active with Eloise & Co which released their debut album, More Please in 2018. Bright As Amber (2023) is Keith’s fourth and most recent solo recording.

Upcoming Concerts in the Fall...

Thursday October 3rd

Max Hatt / Edda Glass’s award-winning original music has taken them far and wide, by airwave in numerous NPR and PBS specials, and on the road with stops including New York City’s Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the Sundance Film Festival, and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. 

Along the way they have gained recognition and support from the likes of Jazz Road/Doris Duke/Mellon Foundations (2019,2022) and the NPR Mountain Stage/NewSong Contest (Grand Prize 2013), and they frequently work with producer Pat Sansone (Wilco). 

New York Theatre Guide calls Glass’s voice “one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist,” while Hatt’s guitar work has “an incomparable spook” according to Nashville Scene. Hailed as “unique,” “evocative,” “mesmerizing,” “haunting,” “cinematic,” not to mention “elegantly funky,” the combined effect of Max Hatt / Edda Glass is a swoon-inducing soundscape that “creates a vastness within its quiet,” making “one feel both lost and found, all at once.”

 

 

Randal Bays

Friday November 1st

Randal Bays is an American born, Irish style fiddler who brings power and passion to the old tradition. He’s well known on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiery fiddling and his devotion to the traditional style of playing. He has a special love for the fiddle traditions of Counties Clare and Galway, where he’s spent many a night playing tunes with the masters of that intricate music. Randal has recorded and toured in the US, Ireland and Europe with such musicians as Martin Hayes, James Keane and Daithí Sproule (Fingal), James Kelly and many more. In 2021 he received the Irish Artist in America Achievement Award from O’Flaherty Irish Music in Texas. Randal lives in the Seattle area and is the Artistic Director of Cascadia Irish Music Week. As Fiddler Magazine says, “Randal Bays is one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear.”

 

Casey Murray and Molly Tucker

Friday May 2nd 2025

Casey Murray & Molly Tucker are a Boston-based folk duo. With Molly on fiddle and Casey on cello, guitar, and banjo, the two play original and traditional tunes in Celtic, New England, and Old Time styles. 

They spent the first few years of their duo writing tunes and songs from a distance while Casey attended Berklee College of Music and Molly attended Oberlin College and Conservatory. At the start of the pandemic, they graced the screens of virtual dances and performances across the country.

 They can more recently be found in dance halls, festivals, and listening rooms across New England, including Club Passim and Festival Trad Montréal, delighting audiences and dancers alike with their infectious energy and groove. Casey and Molly released their debut album After the Sky Weeps in April 2022.