The Gawler Family. Submitted photo

The Gawler Family concert is planned for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the UMF Amphitheater (behind the UMF Student Center and the High Street parking lot).

John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith and Elsie, and joined by Ethan Tischler, will perform 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 ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock’ style a’capella worksong or an amusing ode to everyday life.

Admission will cost $10, and is free for children and UMF students; bring chairs or blankets.

For more information, call 778-3513.


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