Music Under the Stars concludes with Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy

BRATTLEBORO — The "Music Under the Stars" concert series presented by the Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm concludes Saturday, Aug. 19, with a performance by Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy and special guests.

"We always love playing at the Retreat Farm," Murphy said in a news release. "It is such a beautiful setting and atmosphere and a fun chance for us to invite some favorite musical friends to join us for a few tunes, which always feels festive for us."

Murphy and Tracy have been leading the traditional music scene in Brattleboro and Vermont and across the country for more than 25 years. They have taught and inspired generations of traditional musicians.

Their connection to traditional fiddle music and songs runs deep, and their performances showcase the music of Ireland, Quebec, and Keith's native Newfoundland, as well as their own compositions inspired by all these traditions. Dance tunes are mixed with singable chorus songs. "Their shows are a delight for the trad music aficionado as well as the casual fan of fiddle music," organizers say.

Joining them on stage on the 19th will be Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, among others. Kallet "is a superb singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist," notes (1)their website, while Larsen "is one of America's finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano, and harmonium player."

Admission is free, with donations welcome. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, August 20. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and to enjoy craft beers at The Thirsty Goat bar, and cool treats from Vermont Gelato.

For more information about Music Under the Stars, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or email [email protected].

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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