The musical trio of Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler, and Steve Muise. Submitted photo

VIENNA — On Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m., the musical trio of Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler, and Steve Muise return this year for another evening of heartwarming music and culture. Drawing from traditions of Downeast, Quebecois, Franco-American, Irish and Scottish heritages, these highly respected musicians are sure to get your toes tapping and light up your smiles, much as they did last year when they led off our 2022 season.

Greg Boardman, hailing from Lewiston Maine, is founder of the Maine Fiddle Camp and is one of northern New England’s most influential fiddlers. Greg’s influences lie in the Downeast style of fiddling and he is influenced by Cherry Frechette, Otto Soper, Simon St. Pierre, and Dudley Laufman, to name just a few. Greg shares his love of music by performing throughout the region, but moreover through teaching bowed strings to elementary students and offering cultural/musical workshops.

Elsie Gawler, returning for her third performance this season, is a multi-instrumentalist and songster rooted in Maine’s traditional folk music and culture. Performing with The Gawler Family Band, she also performs in other pairings – Ethan and Elsie, The Gawler Sisters, and is a long-time member of the group, Childsplay. She has produced an album of original music, Sweet As Honey.

Steve Muise hails from just up the road where he teaches bowed stringed instruments in the Farmington school system. Steve has been fiddling the Downeast style for many years, his parents being 1st and 2nd generation Nova Scotians. Steve is the founder of Franklin County Fiddlers who have also graced our stage with their musical talents. Steve also performs with his dad Paul, as well as Boreal Tordu, Frigate, and Muisette.

Tickets ($15) can be purchased on-line through our website ( events) or at the door day-of-event. For more information please contact Tim Davis at or call 293-2309. Thanks for supporting the Vienna Union Hall to bring the performing arts to our communities.

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