Gawler Family Band Photo courtesy of Celebration Barn


The Gawler Family Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Performing at Celebration Barn Theater, at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. This musical performance is suitable for all ages. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

The Gawler Family Band (John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith, and Elsie, and joined by Bennett Konesni), perform an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele, and piano as well as a few surprises. Whether they are crooning a poignant ballad or delivering a rollicking fiddle tune, their unique arrangements are paired with anecdotes of historical and humorous content.

Although the Gawlers may be best known for their extensive collection of dance tunes in the Scots-Irish and French Canadian traditions, their repertoire may include an a cappella work song or an ode to everyday life. With the album Golden Thread to their credit, The Gawlers have performed for audiences all across the Northeast.

Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (60-plus), and $8 for children. The lobby opens at 6:15 p.m. Attendees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival and wear a face covering while seated. Attendees younger than 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination are only required to wear a mask. Attendance in the theater will be limited to help ensure physical distancing while seated. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

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