The Boardman Trio Submitted photo 

Vienna Union Hall plans to open its season with The Boardman Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road.
The trio of Greg Boardman, Elsie Gawler and Steve Muise plan to perform music drawing from a Scotch, Irish and French repertoire and culture. These three musicians bring together a tradition of rich traditional and ethic music.
Boardman of Lewiston, the founder of the Maine Fiddle Camp has played for concerts and dances all around the state. In the early 1970s, Boardman traded in his electric guitar for a fiddle and has never looked back. Old time and traditional fiddlers like Cherry Frechette, Otto Soper, Fred Pike, Leo Murphy, Simon St. Pierre, Ben Guillemette and Lucien Matthieu have had a great influence on his life. His album Chantons is focused on traditional Franco-American songs. Other albums by Boardman include Century Reel and Divine Waltz.
Gawler, a member of the Gawler Family Band, the Gawler Sisters, Elie and Ethan and Childsplay and has been playing cello and singing since she was 6 years old. She is recognized for her unique and effective approach to traditional music on cello. Her solo album “Sweet as Honey” features nine original songs inspired by her sacred connection to the earth and community.
Muise hails from a family of first and second generation Nova Scotians and a long line of Acadian musicians. He is a well know music teacher and founder of the Franklin County Fiddlers, a group of students from Mt. Blue High School that has performed in Maine and beyond.

Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

For tickets or more information, call 207-293-2674.

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