Greg Boardman. Submitted photo

The Vienna Union Hall will host the trio of Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler, and Steve Muise for an evening of folk and traditional music at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road in Vienna.

Boardman, founder of the Maine Fiddle Camp, performs in the tradition of the Downeast fiddler and is one of northern New England’s most influential musicians.  His style of playing draws from the likes of Cherry Frechette, Otto Soper, Fred Pike, Leo Murphy, Simon St. Pierre, Ben Guillemette and Lucien Matthieu, to mention a few.  Greg shares his love of music through teaching stringed instruments to elementary students as well as leading workshops around the region. His home base is in Lewiston.

Gawler is a multi-instrumentalist and song-writer rooted in Maine’s traditional folk music and culture. Growing up in musical Gawler Family Band, she has been refining her musical skills since the age of 6 — ultimately branching out to create her own original album, “Sweet As Honey.”  She continues to perform with The Gawler Family Band but also the duo Ethan and Elsie, a trio of The Gawler Sisters, and as a long-time member of the group Childsplay.  This is her third performance at the Vienna Union Hall this season.

Muise has been fiddling his family’s Downeast style for many years. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he is the founder of the Franklin County Fiddlers and teaches stringed instruments in the local Farmington schools.  He was honored with “Maine Music Educator of the Year” award in 2007.  Steve enjoys playing a wide range of styles including Downeast (maritime), Quebecois, Celtic, and jazz.

Tickets cost $15 and are available online at or at the door, day-of-event.

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