Boardman, Bates fiddlers will play Guthries


LEWISTON — On Friday, April 30, Greg Boardman and Chase the Fiddlers, a Bates student group, will perform at She Doesn’t Like Guthries. A well-known fiddle and violin teacher from Lewiston, Boardman founded the Maine Fiddle Camp in 1994.

Chase the Fiddlers is an ensemble dedicated to developing a repertoire of fiddle music and song to share on and off campus.

Traditional French-Canadian fiddle music of this area is central to the group’s tune list, which also delves into Irish, bluegrass and old-time dance music and song, and whatever music members bring to the table.

On Saturday, May 1, the Juke Joint Devils blues band, led by local harmonica player Tommy O’Connell, will return to the restaurant/cafe at 115 Middle St.

Both shows will begin at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge.

Also on Saturday, the ArtVan Progam will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to promote its work with local youth and the Lewiston Public Library. Children’s artwork will be displayed. In addition, there will be a silent auction/raffle and information about the program’s work in the L/A community.

For more information, call 376-3344.