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The Gawler Family

13 December 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bread and Butter Farm


Bread & Butter Farm is THRILLED to welcome these fabulous folks back to the farm, and this time – the whole family band! Coming down from Belfast, Maine, this family carries the fullest spirit of joyful music making, and are sure to fill the farm with a whole lotta light. See you there for somethin special!

John and Ellen Gawler and their daughters Molly, Edith and Elsie, bring an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, and harmonica 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 three CDs and thousands of hours of collected music making to their credit, the Gawlers have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast.