Arts & Leisure

Ripton Community Coffee House on the Road goes live

YANN FALQUET AND Keith Murphy

The Ripton Community Coffee House on the Road is happy to re-open to live performances with a concert by Yann Falquet and Keith Murphy on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., at Burnham Hall in Lincoln.

Falquet and Murphy are both 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. As singers, they bring a rich blending of the Franco and Anglo song traditions.

Murphy, a founding member of Nightingale, is a mainstay of the Boston fiddle extravaganza, Childsplay, and worked extensively with the late Tony Barrand on the song repertoire from the early 20th century of the Atwood family from Dover, Vt. He also appears frequently with his wife, fiddler Becky Tracy, and as part of the Hanneke Cassel Trio. An accomplished composer and arranger in the realm of traditional music, several of his compositions have been featured on the recent Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelts.

Falquet is a very active and creative acoustic guitar player in the Québécois music scene. Since completing a bachelor’s degree in jazz, he has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired the music of Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America. Falquet tours regularly throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia with his main project, Genticorum. He also toured for three years with the award-winning Celtic and world group, The McDades.

The band will play two sets, beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be no open mic. All audience members must show proof of vaccination and wear masks at all times while inside the Burnham.  Refreshments — baked goods, coffee and lemonade — will be available downstairs during the break.

New for this concert, the coffee house will be selling advance tickets as well as welcoming walk-ins.  Ticket prices are: general admission $15; generous admission $20-$25, or pay what you can. To buy advance tickets, visit rcch.org/upcoming-shows. The show will also be available streamed via the Facebook @RiptonCommunityCoffeeHouse and YouTube @Ripton Coffeehouse. For more information, email [email protected].

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