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Belfast Summer Nights: Elsie and Ethan & Gawler Sisters Concert

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Elsie Gawler and Ethan Stokes Tischler, New England songsters and tunesmiths who are weaving together a musical world of past, present, and hopeful future. They delight in learning and sharing the rich musical traditions of New England, Quebec, their Celtic influencers, and Scandinavia, as well as writing their own tunes and songs to carry these traditions forward.
The Gawlers Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine. On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine.
Their music feels cut directly from their homeland’s fields and forests, and though it is rooted in traditional “downeast” music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of musicianship. Their extensive collection of rollicking tunes in the Scots-Irish, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions is complemented by angelic three-part-harmony, gutsy worksongs, folk-blues, and amusing odes to everyday life. This music is part of their heritage as the three sisters were taught to play and sing by their Mom (Ellen Gawler, fiddler and singer) and Dad (John Gawler, banjo player and songster.)
The Gawler’s unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or humorous content, delivered in the stoic but friendly style of true New Englanders.
They are often joined by the rest of the family, their parents John and Ellen Gawler, Ethan Tischler, and Bennett Konesni to bring the full fledged, rip roaring, sky soaring tunes and songs to their performances.
With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, the Gawlers have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast. The folk music itself brings a sense of community and grassroots connection that is welcoming and from the heart.

Venue

Steamboat Landing Park
34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME 04915
Belfast, ME United States
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