Family focuses on fiddle tunes, folk-rock

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LEWISTON – It’ll be fiddling folk fun when Boardman & Sons of Auburn performs for free at noon Thursday, July 26, in Fountain Park, as part of L/A Arts’ Music in the Parks 2007.

A familiar face to many in the area, Boardman, who plays fiddle, has taught and performed mostly in Maine, for close to 40 years. He currently teaches strings full time in Lewiston public schools, grades 4 to 8, and at Bates College, where he leads a fiddle group as well as teaches.

Joining their dad are Ethan on drums, Isaac on guitar and Aidan on bass. The quartet plays reels and jigs from a collection of new tunes and old favorites.

Listen to a clip of their music at http://www.laarts.org/performances/MIP4.htm, where there is also a link to Boardman & Sons’ Web site.

Fountain Park is in the Bates Mill Complex behind FX Marcotte Furniture Store on Mill Street. Music in the Parks concerts last about one hour. This year, parking for Lewiston concertgoers is free at the Chestnut Street Parking Garage. Get your ticket stamped by L/A Arts personnel at the concert.

If it rains, the concert will be held, same date and time, at the Franco-American Heritage Center at 46 Cedar St.

For more information and a complete schedule of Music in the Parks concerts, log on to www.laarts.org. To contact L/A Arts, call 782-7228, or send an e-mail to mail@laarts.org.

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