Keith Murphy, Yann Falquet to perform at Sandglass

Keith Murphy, Yann Falquet to perform at Sandglass

PUTNEY — In a new collaboration, Yann Falquet and Keith Murphy have blended open-tuned guitars, mandolin, and mandola for an exciting mix of traditional songs.

They will perform at Sandglass Theater in Putney on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Falquet and Murphy are both masters of contemporary Celtic guitar, presenting the textures, harmonies, and rhythms the guitar has brought to traditional songs and instrumentals since the Celtic music revival in the 1970s. As singers, they bring a rich blending of the Franco and Anglo song traditions.

Falquet comes with a wealth of songs from the French Canadian tradition. He is probably best known for his work with the Quebecois trio Genticorum, with whom he has been a driving force since the group's inception. He also performs with his wife, the cellist Natalie Haas, and alongside fiddler Alasdair Fraser and multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan.

Murphy is a highly-respected traditional singer and brings a song repertoire filled with gems from his native Newfoundland as well as Quebec and his current home, Vermont. He was a founding member of the groundbreaking trio, Nightingale, and is the artistic director of the Brattleboro Music Center's Northern Roots Festival.

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