Keith Murphy and Maeve Gilchrist in concert

Scottish singer and harpist Maeve Gilchrist and Newfoundland-born guitarist and songster Keith Murphy join forces for a duo show that celebrates traditional and trad-inspired songs and tunes from Newfoundland and the Celtic Isles. Gilchrist and Murphy are masters of traditional instrumental stylings, beautiful lead and harmony vocalists, and veteran composers and arrangers, each with a rich palette of sounds and influences. In this brand-new duo, they have discovered an infectious and captivating symbiosis in their music-making.

Gilchrist was a 2017 nominee for Scottish Instrumentalist of the Year and is a regular visiting artist at the Berklee College of Music. She is renowned for having stretched the bounds of the Celtic harp and has performed in a dazzling range of combinations, including with Darol Anger, with Viktor Krauss; and as a concert soloist with a number of her own compositions including a concerto for full symphony orchestra and a string quintet.

Murphy is widely known and respected for his tasteful interpretations of traditional song. His guitar, mandolin and Quebecois style foot percussion have helped define the sound of many influential musical projects including Nightingale, Childsplay and the Hanneke Cassel Trio. He has also written dozens of fiddle tunes, many of which have become staples of the dance musician repertoire around the country.

All are welcome at this special concert, Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Center Church. There is a request for a $15-$20 sliding scale donation at the door. For more information, email Stanley Greenthal at