Duo to collaborate for new sound in Bristol
BRISTOL — Keith Murphy and Yann Falquet will bring a new sound to Bristol’s Walkover Gallery, at 15 Main St., on Saturday, Feb. 22. Together they’ll collaborate to create a fresh take on traditional songs during the Cabin Fever Series’ 8 p.m. performance.
The duo will use open-tuned guitars, along with mandolin and mandola, for an exciting mix of tunes. Falquet and Murphy are both masters of contemporary traditional guitar, representing the compelling textures, harmonies and rhythms that this instrument has brought to traditional songs and instrumentals since the Celtic music revival in the 1970s.
As singers, they bring a rich blend of the Franco and Anglo song traditions. Falquet comes with a wealth of songs from the French-Canadian cultural heritage. He is probably best known for his work with the Quebecois trio Genticorum. He also performs in a duo with his wife and cellist, Natalie Haas, alongside fiddlers Alasdair Fraser and Brittany Haas in New World Assembly, and as a guest of member of The Seamus Egan Project.
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 ground-breaking trio, Nightingale, and is the artistic director of the Brattleboro Music Center’s Northern Roots Festival and music director for the WGBH, Boston’s annual St Patrick’s Celtic Sojourn.
Tickets for Saturday’s show are $20 in advance and $25 day of. Reservations are a good idea for this intimate space — call (802) 453-3188, ext. 2.