Sunday October 30 - John & Ellen Gawler
John and Ellen Gawler have been mainstays of a vibrant folk music scene in Maine for decades, and are personally to be thanked for one of Maine's most celebrated musical family bands--the Gawler Family Band. Ellen is a legendary fiddler, masterful in many styles including Irish, French-Canadian, Maritime, Shetland and New England. Her fiddling possesses a sparking clarity authentically rooted in tradition while at the same time inventive and playful. Her delivery of traditional fiddling has sent many a contra dance hall in to whirling delight with soaring melodies and driving rhythms. John plays 5-string banjo, guitar, and piano. When he isn't smiling and putting on a roof, he is smiling and singing a Woodie Guthrie song.