We are pleased to announce that renowned Maine fiddler Ellen Gawler will offer fiddle lessons at 317 Main on four Thursdays – June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, and July 28th between the hours of 10-5pm. Please call our front desk at 846-9559 to secure your dates.
Ellen, who first picked up the fiddle at age 7, is conversant in many styles, including Irish, Maritime, Quebecois, Shetland, and New England.
She has been a member of the Maine Country Dance Orchestra, Old Grey Goose, Trillium, Borovchani, Pine Hill Band, Village Harmony, Childsplay, and Ladies of the Lake. She also tours with her husband and 3 daughters as the Gawler Family.
Ellen has been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Master Artist/Apprenticeship Grant, to teach traditional Maine fiddling. As c0-founder of the Pineland Suzuki School, she directs the Pineland Fiddlers, an aspiring youth fiddle group who are dedicated to the traditional music of Main. Ellen is a Suzuki violin/fiddle teacher of 25 years, and continues to teach at Snow Pond School of the Arts, fiddle workshops, music camps and institutes and at her home in Belgrade.
Please join us in welcome Ellen to 317 Main.