Events downtown

Jul 27

OLS Presents: Gawler Family Band at Congress Square Park
Location: Congress Square Park, Portland, Maine US
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a FREE community outdoor concert at Congress Square Park featuring the Gawler Family Band!

Sponsored by Dead River Company, with support from Norway Savings Bank and Coffee By Design.

John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith, and Elsie, and joined by Ethan Tischler and Bennett Konesni, bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, cello and guitar, as well as a few surprises.

Whether they are crooning a poignant ballad or delivering a rollicking fiddle tune, their unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or 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 a gutsy a’capella worksong or an amusing ode to everyday life.

With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, and with several albums to their credit, the Gawlers have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast.