Northern Roots presents Keith Murphy and Yann Falquet in concert at BMC

BRATTLEBORO — Northern Roots Presents Keith Murphy and Yann Falquet in concert Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Brattleboro Music Center.

Keith Murphy and Yann Falquet are described as masters of contemporary Celtic guitar, “representing the compelling textures, harmonies, and rhythms that the guitar has brought to traditional songs and instrumentals since the Celtic music revival in the 1970s,” according to a news release.

As singers, they “bring a rich blending of the Franco and Anglo song traditions,” continues the news release. 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.”

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,” organizers say. He was a founding member of the trio, Nightingale, and is the artistic director of the Brattleboro Music Center's Northern Roots Festival.

Together, Yann and Keith create “a fresh new sound of open-tuned guitars along with mandolin and mandola for an exciting mix of traditional songs.”

Tickets are $20 general admission, and are available through the BMC at or by calling 802-257-4523.

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