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Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy to perform as part of BMC/Retreat Farm summer concert series

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm “Music Under the Stars” concert series features Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the free concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, located at 45 Farmhouse Square (next to Grafton Village Cheese).

Tracy and Murphy are dynamic performers of traditional music from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ireland, France, and beyond.

According to a news release, “Tracy’s fiddling pulses through tasteful arrangements of dance tunes and resonates with beauty on traditional slow airs. Murphy’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.”

The two have played together for years, touring the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Their repertoire also includes Murphy’s original compositions (many of which are included in the Black Isle Music tune collection).

Concertgoers are free to spread out blankets and lawn chairs on the green at Farmhouse Square. Attendees can bring their own picnic dinners or choose from an array of food-truck fare and creemees from the Farm Shop.

Due to alcohol regulations, BYOB isn't permitted. A selection of Vermont craft beer, hard cider, and wine is available for purchase at The Thirsty Goat, Retreat Farm’s pop-up bar.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #522 (Wednesday, August 7, 2019). This story appeared on page B4.

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